Marquis Top Business and Financial Professionals

Bill DeVito

Title: Owner
Company: WD Design LLC
Location: Saratoga Springs, New York, United States

Bill DeVito, owner of WD Design LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Business Owners for dedication, achievements, and leadership in clothing design.

Mr. DeVito embarked on his professional journey in 1996, joining Swany America Corporation in upstate New York after completing his education at St. Lawrence University, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a minor in education. With a family background rooted in the leather and tanning business, he found his niche in product design and development within the fashion industry. At Swany, Mr. DeVito worked on licenses for renowned brands such as Ralph Lauren, Timberland, Donna Karan, and Calvin Klein, alongside developing and designing Swany’s own brand.

A pivotal moment in Mr. DeVito’s career was his involvement with the USA Bobsled-Skeleton team, where he designed and developed products for the Olympics in Nagano, Japan. Collaborating closely with athletes allowed him to create custom-fit products tailored to their needs, an experience he found deeply rewarding. Additionally, he had the privilege of working with fashion icons like Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein, contributing to charity auctions, and establishing himself as a respected figure in the industry.

In 2008, Mr. DeVito ventured into entrepreneurship, founding WD Design LLC, where he continues to channel his passion for environmentally friendly product design. With a commitment to sustainability, he dedicates extensive research to incorporating recycled materials into 98% of his products, ensuring they meet stringent environmental standards. His hands-on approach extends to personally designing every product, emphasizing attention to detail and quality craftsmanship. His advice to aspiring professionals in the fashion industry underscores the importance of humility, versatility, and a holistic understanding of the business. Looking ahead, Mr. DeVito envisions continuing his journey of creativity and sustainability, striving to make a positive impact on both the fashion industry and the environment.

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