by Brendan Dunne
Remember when Kanye West claimed he'd poached someone from Nike to help him out with the Adidas Yeezy line? It turns out that person was Heron Preston of #BEENTRILL fame.
In a new interview with Amuse, Preston says that he wasn't happy working at Nike and that West knew that. According to Preston, West called him up personally and flew him to Los Angeles to work on Yeezy Season 1.
Per Preston's Linkedin, he worked at Nike for just over five years before leaving the brand in August, 2014. While he is a designer, his work at Nike was in a communications role.
The Amuse piece says that Preston worked as a consultant for Yeezy Season 1 rather than as a full time employee.