Finally graduated spring 2017 from Art Center College of Design. Been a long rewarding road, above are some pictures from my graduation show that I built myself. Enjoy!
This was a mini project I did for a class where the assignment was to create a flag that represented LA. While the first initial thought would to design a flag, the exercise is to abstract the idea to avoid cliches.
I had an assignment to create a business card that reflected who I was as a designer. What I came up with was skateboard wheels with my information on it, and the slogan "Perpetual Design" only because I feel design is a process that is constantly moving and growing. The outer side of the wheel is a abstracted graphic from my logo. Really happy how they turned out! The other pages are a glimpse into my creative process.
Above are photos of my final presentation I had at Vans Hq. Had a really had great time working with all the people that helped me enhance my projects. Working with the Innovation team, Active team, and the Pro Skate team really opened me up to create new ideas for the future of skateboarding. Thanks again.
Make sure to check out my studio trainer project that was featured on ConceptKicks.com. The link is attached below...
Recently joined the PDGA (Professional Disc Golf Association). Super stoked! Cant wait to start competing in tournaments. Here are a couple clips from the home course Oak Grove in lovely Pasadena, California. Enjoy!
In July of 2015 was accepted to work at Reebok under there apprenticeship program. These are images on my daily routine to and from work. Enjoy!
I personally think skateboarding in the 1980's was at its most pivotal point. The clothes, the board graphics, the tricks, and the people were all elevated within the idea of style. The ripped up style grip tape, the frontside airs, and the inverts were all starting to have a "look" to them and that look, created the grounding of personal style in skateboarding. This era of skateboarding really started to define the trick language about how to say something on a board. With style comes individualism and thats why I like skateboarding. The independent way you can express yourself is very powerful. I built a skateboard to pay homage to this nineteen- eighties individual style era.
I know some badass people that put on these "creative gathering" events. The shows manly consist of live music, makers/crayons, lots of paper, and psychedelic 3D projections . The idea is that since we know lots of people in the design industry, why not bring them all together for an evening of sketching, conversation, good music, and of course... drinks.
Record stores are like musical time machines. Here are some pictures of the local record shop that you can find me at on sunday afternoons. Digging through all these timeless goodies amazes me. As Dj Shadow put it " these records are just hopes and dreams of the past." I feel like the thrill of digging for records culminates with the celebration of the catch. I like the fact that record collecting is like an infinite journey into the past. Record collecting is another fascination of mine that also fuels my passion to create.
This is my idea of decompressing. The beach, music, and skateboarding all have been major components of my life. Music and skateboarding are two components that have made me the person I am today. I feel without a release life would have no purpose. All these things provide me with more than just a release, but passion love and appreciation for life.
This Fall semester Vans is sponsoring one of my studio classes. As a skateboarder who grew up in southern California I am so excited to be apart of this. I cant wait to see whats in store for the upcoming weeks.
Pensole was an amazing experience that I never wanted to end. Located in Portland, Oregon it taught me a lot about myself as a person and as a designer. Truly a great experience that I recommend for any designer.
My Grandma visited me the other day and handed me this. I was 8 years old when I did this sketch. The passion for drawing and creating has been with me since I could remember. This was just a bookmark in time that got me to think about the past relative to the future. Thanks Grandma.
Cars are one of my biggest inspirations. Drag racing is pure brutality. Massive engines designed for one purpose, to go as fast as you can. No turns, no pit stops, none of that, just the purity of power and speed. Drag racing is something I grew up with and its also something i truly admire. (click picture to see more)
I took a picture of all the shoes I have so far. I NEED MORE! lol, you can never have enough. I love admiring the design, material choice, and color combos. They inspire me everyday.