Whitney Robinson is the founder of Freshly Given, a line of fine handmade leather accessories. Whitney graduated from Duke with a degree in Computer Science, and kept pretending the next job she landed in that field would be “the one.” This, of course, didn’t happen. After many failures, she decided to go in a completely different direction. She began by writing a blog to house her interests. And then, she started playing with leather and nose-dived into a life as a designer. Freshly Given’s signature accessory is an envelope clutch. Whitney’s designs earned her a Style Finalist designation on Martha Stewart’s American Made Awards in 2014. Today, she channels her creative spirit into sourcing the leather and designing patterns for her successful brand. And she has found that dream job she was searching for in growing the Freshly Given brand.