Our Story

At Portal, we believe in the magic of art.

Our journey begins at Burning Man in 2019. Clever looked around and saw the most creative and beautiful art installations he'd ever seen. He became so inspired that he decided to end his career in finance and instead began creating magical art for others to enjoy.

Two months later at Lost Lands music festival, Clever met John, a genius engineer with a strange LED device on his neck - the first prototype Portal necklace. The two teamed up and spent the next several years mastering the design. In May 2022, Portal was finally ready to debut, so we launched a highly-successful Indiegogo campaign and started the business.

Over the last 4 years, we've poured our hearts and souls into creating our one-of-a-kind infinity mirror necklaces. Now, after many lessons, a few setbacks, and some unexpected fortunes, we're thrilled to officially share Portal with the world. Thank your for being here and supporting our dream!

We can't wait for you to experience light in a new way through the magic of Portal!

The Team

  • Portal's founder wearing the 'Prisma' infinity mirror necklace, posed in front of colorful neon signs

    Clever Stephens

    Co-Founder / Operations & Creative Direction


  • Man wearing Portal's infinity mirror necklace

    John Sanders

    Co-Founder / Technology Wizard


  • Jem Mercedes

    Marketing & Fairy Magick