Curators of Summer: Brandon Williamson

brandon williamsonMeet Brandon Williamson

Name:  Brandon Williamson

Occupation:  Business Owner/Designer

Company:  PRSVR

Which Chicago neighborhood do you call home? South Shore

Favorite summer event in Chicago:  Silver Room Block Party

Favorite SummertimeCHI hot spot:  Sheridan beach

Favorite SummertimeCHI memory:  My second son being born June 16, 2016!

What is it about Chicago that makes you love this city?  The challenge. Chicago is a tough place to win over, but it’s certainly possible if you’re willing to work.

What brought you to Chicago and why do you choose to stay here?  Kanye records.  Listening to how he described the city made me feel like it was the place I needed to be.  I needed to leave Michigan because I’d done everything I could there at the time.


Brandon Williamson, originally from the great state of Michigan, has been a long time Chicago resident and inspiring contributor to the business and fashion community.  Launching famed fashion brand, PRSVR, in 2012, Brandon and his wife/business partner have taken the fashion world by storm.  Pesévérer born in Chicago is the French translation for persevere or PRSVR ( Passion, Resilience, Sacrifice, Values, Respect).  The brand name is uniquely based on the idea of striving to better yourself as well as aspiring to inspire others.  Prior to launching PRSVR, Brandon lead a development team that created the SoleSearch application for iPhone and Android platforms.  SoleSearch is a sneaker based application that allows users to find shoe boutiques close to them no matter where in the world they are at the time

Brandon’s experience in the fashion industry is far reaching having worked as a cobbler, where he was able to see first-hand how different types of shoes and luggage are made, and where their weak points where.  His experience in retail include several different roles across the spectrum of buying, selling and management, all which have contributed to his successes today.

SummertimeCHI and Lyft are proud to have Brandon Williamson as one of our 2016 Curators of Summer!

Congrats Brandon!