Brandon Yamawaki


Before devoting his work full time to Yvolution, Brandon served as a creative consultant producing imagery for ATM sports before it became the Yvolution brand. Shortly before joining YVolution, Brandon was a consulting art director and cinematographer/photographer who's work has been featured in Surfer Magazine, Kickstarter, MTV, Fox Sports and on the front page of the Los Angeles Times.

Brandon's creative talent and work process is derived from his love of music. “I love to start with music as my inspiration and foundation for any project I’m working on. This helps me set the tone when creating mood boards and developing concepts that convey the brand or project message,” he said. “I love story telling and moving people emotionally through the lens and music. Entertaining people is something that comes very naturally to me.” 

Brandon's affinity for surfing & the action sports industry is inspired by his Newport Beach, California upbringing. It all started with shooting videos of my friends skateboarding/surfing on my fathers hi-8 video camera at the age of 9. “The surf and skate industry was born in Orange County and still lives here,” said Brandon, who also is a talented surfer. While surfing may be his biggest passion, he’ll tell you his first love is music. A talented musician and dancer, Brandon plays eight instruments and spent 4 years performing as Dennis Rodman’s personal DJ, stage performer and lead dancer which lead to his success as a DJ & performer for some of Hollywoods biggest names.