Surfboard airbrush work and printed graphics from the 80’s. While going to SJSU I was the buyer and manager of the Santa Cruz Surf Shop started by Richard Novak and Jay Shuirman. I went to the first Action Sports Retailer show when OP, Stubbies, Sundek and Lightning Bolt were a big brand. We stood outside the 25 booths in the center of the Long Beach Arena and I remember someone saying I wonder if this is going to work. From working in the surf shop and going to school taking graphic design and illustration classes I met many owners of surf brands and got work directly out of school and opened up Maximum Impact Design. My first big client was Bob Hurley when he ran Billabong.
Client: Santa Cruz Surf Shop
Project: Branding and Graphics