Thank you for your interest. I am currently the Art Director / Brand Manager for Santa Cruz Skateboards as well as a contributing artist to Creature Skateboards.
I also do freelance design work for multiple brands both inside and outside of skateboarding that include Globe shoes, OJ wheels, Nor Cal, Mr. California and many others.
In 2000 I accepted a position as a in house artist for Bill’s Wheels, a local chain of skateshops, designing ads, in-store displays and deck art. After 4 years there, the art director for Santa Cruz Skateboards had seen what I had been doing at the skateshop and asked if I would be interested in a position at NHS, the company that houses Santa Cruz as well as Independent Trucks, Creature and many more brands.
While initially hired to draw for SC, Independent Truck Co. was in need of a artist to aid in their emerging apparel line. Work included working with Pac Sun buyers designing custom fleece, t-shirt logos, juniors and accessory designing.
After a 3 years I was offered the Art Director position for Santa Cruz Skateboards and shortly after, I also took over the Brand Manager position that includes budgeting, advertising, marketing and sales programs for the brand.
Designing our Pro riders decks and apparel pieces has taught me how to ask the right questions that help them express their ideas and thoughts into a personalized icon or image.
I have extensive knowledge of multiple screen-printing techniques, t-shirt and apparel/ accessory design, illustration skills and a solid understanding of what it takes to interrupt others ideas on a deadline, within budget.
If you are interested in working with me on a particular project or purchasing a certain piece, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org