As Seen On Shark Tank: Robert Herjavec ISlides

This past Friday (9/23/16), we were on the season premiere of Season 8 of Shark Tank. It was an unbelievable, unforgettable night. A lot of people saw the episode, but what a lot of people didn’t see was the all the prep that went into it. This blog is about one of the coolest things we got do as we prepared to pitch: make VERY unique, one-of-a-kind, ISlides for each Shark. Over the next couple of weeks, we will post all the designs, with a little bit about the inspiration behind each pair.

In honor of having received an offer from him, we'll begin with Robert Herjavec’s ISlides.

When he’s not running his cyber-security company, Robert is a HUGE car guy. And we’re not just talking about buying them; we’re talking about racing them too. Professionally. To say this is something he is passionate about would be an understatement, so we knew this had to be a huge part of the design. We started by designing the top straps with a checkerboard pattern, inspired by the checkered flag at the end of car races.

Centered on each slide, on top of the checkerboard, is an “RH” logo. This was inspired by the Ferrari logo, which is what he races with Team Herjavec. We switched the colors up to match his Croatian heritage.

Finally, the side personalization for Robert featured his last name on one side, and a lock on the other, which represents his cyber-security business. Robert also happens to be a huge fan of slide sandals, and must have really liked these, because he put them right on. He also offered us a deal, which we ultimately declined, but hopefully that doesn’t change his opinion about the slides themselves.