SHOWS Lazerz!Amy is a full-time artist, illustrator and so-so gardener in beautiful & green Portland, Oregon. She was born and raised in a Mid-Century home in the Kettle Moraine woods of WIsconsin near the Mammoth Ice Age Center. She drew plants and comics, dug up fossils and went for endless forest walks among all her forest friends, the birds being her favorite. Her love for nature and science led her to an art and illustration career, and to the Pacific Northwest. She has since worked with Target, Converse, Burton Snowboards and many other fun companies. She is currently working on a very rewarding project with Seattle Children's Hospital, illustrating the new patient units and halls. Amy's love for color an pattern in nature and science led her to an art and illustration career, and to the Pacific Northwest. She has since worked with many fun companies and has art shows around the globe.
SHOWS Dangerous Curves,Lazerz!,An Ounce of PowerBerto Legendary H is an independent designer and artist based in Portland, OR. After attending Parsons School of Design in New York City he decided to move to Los Angeles where he has shown in galleries and build his network of clientele. He has been featured in Computer Arts Projects and numerous blogs about his art and typography. Berto also does mens fashion design and has been acclaimed by Vivienne Westwood and many others. He is known for setting trends, progressive designs and mixing of fabric textures.
SHOWS Nike Graphic Studio Art Show,Blazer Mania 2,Year of the Dragon,Lazerz!Chris DeGaetano AKA DIGS is a Jersey boy living in Portland. He likes to create art, ride boards & impersonate pro wrestlers (R.I.P Macho Man). Graphic design, photography and street inspired art are his weapons of choice. His work is best described as ‘visually stimulating’ and often includes a variety of multi-media techniques. DIGS was schooled in Boston, a beach bum in socal and is now Senior Designer at Nike.
SHOWS Nike Graphic Studio Art Show,Blazer Mania 2,Lazerz!Hailing from New York, New York, Eugene Serebrennikov recently migrated to the left coast (for greener pastures and rainier skies). Before designing at Nike's graphic studio, he got his start designing album covers and gig posters for bands such as Rage Against the Machine, Phish, and Citizen Cope.
SHOWS Dangerous Curves,Lazerz!Jessica Raddatz, aka. "JesseHectic", grew up in the Pacific NW and currently lives and works in Portland. The "Rambo Tambo" series was born out of a project meant to reconnect with peoplethrough the dying art form of the hand written letter. It grew into a movement to start an all girl all tambourine band named "Rambo Tambo." Growing exponentially in size, the band will roguely bomb venues with a flash tambourine mob of women. Look out for a future "surprise" performance in a city near you.
SHOWS Lazerz!To infuse depth and luminosity into his work, Jordan employs a palette of punchy hues. Experimenting, he discovered that when inks layer heavily onto Mylar, it creates a rich, almost melted effect. Pigments become slightly volatile, even mercurial, and their behavior enlivens the entire process. Jordan likes to explore how different amalgams of color work together, because it sure trumps sitting back and watching paint dry.
SHOWS Lazerz!Michael Hyp was born elsewhere, but raised in Portland. His works are influenced by M theory, sacred geometry, iconography of the dark arts, introspection, hallucination and Pop Shoppes lime rickey soda. When not creating artwork Michael enjoys reading beyond his depth of understanding, making beats and immersing himself in mysticism and mythology.
SHOWS Lazerz!Having been born into a family that highly values Japanese aesthetic, Ryo Okamoto moved to London to attend art school in 1995. During the next five years he immersed himself in a variety of studies, from economics to biology, while continuing his art, having been inspired by artists such as Basquiat and Keith Herring. Upon his return to Japan in 1999, Okamoto had his first solo art show at IDEE SHOP Pacific. He took a break from art in 2002 till 2009, during which time he worked for an imports company, a job that took him all over Europe. His interest in art resurfaced in 2009 with a heightened interest in folk art, a small collection of which he accumulated while traveling.
SHOWS The Sign Show,Lazerz!Todd Lown was born in Seattle, Washington where he grew up skateboarding and drawing. Attending the University of Washington he earned a BFA in Printmaking and later pursued further studies in animation at the School of Visual Arts. Todd has designed artwork for album covers, t-shirts, skateboards, public art murals, and hand-painted signs. He has shown original art in Dusseldorf, Antwerp, Tokyo, New York, San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle. Todd currently resides in sunny Seattle. Over the past few years I have been working with oil and water based mediums on paintings with type as characters and content. Narrative vignettes composed of type, anthropomorphized type, form and pattern and color. My goal is to enjoy both process and product.
SHOWS Nike Graphic Studio Art Show,Blazer Mania 2,Lazerz!Draw, bike, chill, tacos, beer, girls, paint, beats, skate, trees, brooklyn, watts, paris, japan, brazil, drums, movies, sex, patterns, friends, french fries, sake, sushi, peanut butter, bass lines, original, fonts, love, floral fabric, illustrator, photoshop, ink pens, water, beach, night life, street art, burgers, one hundred dollar bills, soccer, baseball, fun.