My name is John-Pierre, or just JP for short. I was born and raised in California and grew up an active child that was curious about everything. Having an active mind motivated me to pursue many hobbies including art, skating, music, video games, getting down and dirty outdoors, critical thinking (that sounds so nerdy), sports, and exploring my creative side. All of the hard work, and hard fun, helped me graduate from The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles with a degree in Graphic Design with experience in the Fashion Design discipline.
Graphic Design laid the foundation for all of my creative and design interests as it opened the doors and allowed me to see all forms of design and creativity in a new way. I've been lucky enough to have been a part in some of the most innovative companies of my time. From helping grow one of the first online streetwear stores Digital Gravel, opening KidRobots Los Angeles retail location and building it's client base, to creating graphics for the groundbreaking brand Plan B Skateboards. All of my experiences have lead to a greater understanding of what amazing design is and its relation to the consumer and their lifestyle.
I spend my free time indulging in my interests that can include anything from classic 90's hip-hop to 60's-70's bossa nova, fine art to comic books, play time to product design, or teaching myself a new recipe. I also enjoy a good beef brisket and Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift. I like to stay light hearted and passionate while still working my hardest to create the best experience possible for anyone to enjoy!
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