Present to Myself

May 15, 2008

I was browsing the net a few weeks ago when I saw this Hosoi X Barracuda board being sold. I had to wait until the release last friday. I somehow knew I would space it so I stuck a big yellow sticky to my desktop weeks ago just to remind me. Well – I finally got it! and it is amazing. Perfect timing too!! as I just embarked on a project for Jimmy’Z – not the crap one sold in the US. I am working for the original Jim Ganzer. The one who had Hosoi, Laird Hamilton, Natas and everyone else that was great back then.
If you want the goods check out Barracuda! 

Oh- yeah the board is 1 of the 50 made and signed.

Sirlin Boat

May 1, 2008

I have spent the last year working with Josh Sirlin on many design projects.. This time the project was for him.. I worked to help concept all the different things that Josh wanted on his boat and then put it all together. These are not the best picts in the world –  I would imagine trying to take a photo of the boat is pretty tough. 

1982

April 29, 2008

I stopped through Arizona last weekend and my mom got out the few pictures she had of us growing up. We used to hangout at Sidewalk Surfer just about everyday. This last weekend was a trip down memory lane. My brother and his family went into Sidewalk Surfer to get both of his kids shoes. His 6 year old got a pair of DC’s and His 4 year old girl picked out her first pair of pink checkered Vans. It was pretty awesome walking into see Tim the same guy that sold my parent my first pair of Vans at 4 years old.  Anyways here is a pict of me when I was 6.. I think this is why I love what I do today. 

Sombrio Stuff

April 9, 2008

I worked on this Sombrio project with Josh more than a year ago I think. Mountain biking is not really my thing although I grew up around it having a best friend in college that did it everyday. I must admit that Sombrio and a few other brands are doing some really good stuff. I look forward to the opportunity to work with them in the future. 

 

AAAAGh MY NEW WEB

April 4, 2008

newweb.png I have been trying to put together a new website for weeks now. Brian Gonzales from Pairodime Design is being so patient with me. Its tough going through work deciding what to show and what is too early to show. My old site I feel is so super lame now and the work is not close to anything I have been doing lately. Element has been one of my biggest clients since the new year and I have nothing posted. I have had so many pieces picked up by Dragon where I totally pushed my design capabilities building out patterns for goggles and typography that was used in trim for hats ect. I have more than a dozen pieces lately with them that I would love to show but – I have to wait a month or so until at least the catalogues are distributed to the buyers.

 Quiksilver is another company I would love to show. I pushed Hydro into contacting them for work when I noticed my type was popping up on stickers and my local store had 4 or more of my designs from the previous season. With the success of the first go around with them I knew I would stand a good shot of exceeding  their expectations the second time around. They have picked up more than 7 pieces, one of which is typography that they plan to use throughout the line and I am still waiting to hear back on a bunch more. 

With all that said I am trying my best to put together some work that I am proud of until I can post everything I have been doing these last 6 months. I am sure by then I will be tired of that stuff and want to post my latest work 6 months from now..  My best piece is always the one I just finished. Hahahahaha 

Target VS Twhite

March 23, 2008

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Walking through Target a few days ago I ran across some of my designs and shirts using most of my vector I sell on YWFT  in the young mens department. I interviewed with  them more than 2 years ago for Mossimo.  I was just getting my freelance going and it didn’t end up working out for me. Part of the interview process they wanted me to pitch them a few tees and board short concepts. At that time they where still really into that heraldry weathered look and I was really into that whole electro 80s thing that I don’t think was well received by them. Since then though I have worked with 2 outside companies doing freelance for Target and the young mens department with the whole 80s feel. Funny how things happen. 

Quik Type

March 19, 2008

quikstickers.jpgWhile I was shopping for my brother’s son, I ran across a few Quiksilver things I did. Stoked that my type was used for some stickers. I just recently started a few more things with Quik through HYDRO.. The new stuff is going to be killer.  

More Element

March 11, 2008

4773255_01.jpeg4773305_01.jpeg4773107_01.jpeg4714465_01.jpeg Crazy huh.. I just did these a few months ago and you can already get em..  at Pac Sun

AUDIO VISUAL VECTOR

March 7, 2008

audio1.jpgaudio2.jpgauidio3.jpg  I put this set together awhile back.. YWFT has gone in a new direction with what they are wanting as far as vector art. Personally I am not looking to have an elaborate or overly illustrative set of images that look like the designer that created them. I am looking for a time saver. So yes these are just thresh held images in vector. I didn’t create the images, I just compiled them and prepped them to be used in your design work.. Hit me up with an email -or make a deposit of $20.oo into my paypal account (troy@twhitedesign.com) and I will send you a link within 24 hours to download these 25 ready to use vector images. 

SESHN PICKING UP STEAM

March 1, 2008

seshn.pngIf you haven’t checked out Seshn by now you should… Sehn is a way to stay in touch with what is going on in the action sports industry. They have just got the site going and already have some big boys backing it. If you have a chance check it out they cover Skate, Surf, Snow, FIlm, Art, Photo, Music. Its a pretty kick ass site that will be incredible to watch grow..  So Check it out here.