Posts Tagged ‘meet your maker’

August 19th, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

How It’s Made… In The Shade Brother-Sister Design Duo Collab on Tropical Billabong Graphic Art


SWELL took a quick trip to the Billabong Merchandise & Design dept to meet the Brother-Sister team behind this radical new of tropical tee in the August  SWELL Catalog

SWELL: Ryan, what’s your role in the Billabong M&D team?

RM: I’m a Senior In-House Artist for Billabong USA. Among various creative duties, I primarily design graphics and artwork for the Men’s tee shirt line, working everyday with type, illustration and graphic design. It’s always pumping and each day is a new adventure in a fast paced creative atmosphere–I love it! (more…)

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May 22nd, 2014 | By | 441 Comments

Meet Your Maker | Billabong’s Ryan Milner Billabong Graphic Illustrator Gives Insight to Action Sports Art Inspo


 What path did you follow to arrive at your Billabong art career?

From the beginning, I was blessed with great parents who fostered a creative environment and pushed me to do what I love. When I realized I wanted to pursue art for a living, I was intimidated, but worked as hard as possible. I eventually was accepted to Cal State Long Beach, where I majored in Illustration.

After graduating, (more…)

March 5th, 2014 | By | 574 Comments

Meet Your Maker | Lolli Swim Founder Vy Swimmies, Sprinkles, and the Spring '14 Collection with the Designer Behind the Bow

Any girly girl worth her salt has taken notice to lOlli Swimwear’s nostalgic, queen of the sand castle, bikinis. We ventured to a magical hill in Laguna Beach to meet the girl behind the infamous bow bottoms. Read on for the short (and sugary sweet) interview + photos from her design space.

February 10th, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

Meet Your Maker | Beach Riot Founder Nicole Hanriot


Riot on the beach, party in the street! With a cheeky mantra, and suits to match, Beach Riot Founder Nicole Hanriot has become a driving force in innovative swimwear design. We met up with Nicole at Beach Riot Headquarters to check out her creative space and get a sneak peek at what’s next for the brand. Read on for the interview + photo tour…