Designer and scientist Bryant Phelan has no interest in choosing between his two passions. He is devoted to exploring both of them.
In 2014, Bryant launched O’Faolain (Gealic for The Wolf), a line of handcrafted luxury leather goods which combine modern design with classic quality. He shows his work at New York Fashion Week.
His handbags, cuffs, and other designs have been featured in Elle, Nylon, and Bleep among others.Sharon Needles, Goapele, Johnny Cassanova, Alaska 5000, and Mel B are among his growing legion of fans and patrons.
In addition to being a PhD student in Epidemiology at UAMS, he currently holds a position as a biostatistician on a private research team. He is looking to become a professor after his PhD is earned.