Growing up in an artistically inclined family, I was always drawing or making things I couldn’t get out of everyday household items. That creativity grew with me as I got older. In junior high I learned how to use my mom’s sewing machine, and from there began my urge to customize. Back then I seriously thought I had a problem. There wasn’t a thing I bought that I could leave alone. I just had to paint on it, tailor it, put designs on it. Anything.

 

In highschool I stumbled upon and became hooked to the beast known as the sneaker scene. Around this time sneaker customization also became prominent. There weren’t many guys reconning at the time, so with my background I figured this was something I could get into. After almost a year of research and practice I tore into my only pair of dunks.

 

It was then that The Ripper was born.