BACKGROUND

A Little About Me

My name is Erik and I'm a web designer, web developer, print designer, brand connoisseur, email campaign lover, entrepreneur, social media wiz, marketer, SEO guy, Wordpress advocate, & just an all-around likeable dude swiss army knife.

I have a crazy obsession with any and all things design-related for web and print, as well as the business aspect of marketing and advertising. I'm 27 years old currently livin' it up in San Diego, California. I was born in Orange County but grew up in St. Louis most of my life. I had this crazy plan to trek back out to California for college and stay put...and so I did - it hasn't been too bad, either.

I'm a total ski nut and a serious beach bum. They're both in my blood and there's nothing I can do about it. I've been obsessed with skiing, snowboarding, skimboarding, and surfing basically my entire life and I aim to keep it that way. I love traveling the world, playing on my guitar and bass, beach volleyball, and attempting to record music. Pandora and Spotify are seriously the best. Sorry, iTunes.

For Musickind - Partner, Co-Owner
Digital Music Marketing and Design firm first launched in 2009 to embrace the chaos that is still the ever evolving music industry. We create self-manageable artist online presences while catering towards heavy social media fan interaction, album release campaigns, direct music sales & distributions, website design and development, and more.
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Cover The World - Founder, Owner
Inspired by a trip to the 2010 South Africa World Cup, Cover the World was formed to achieve the ultimate goal of funding long-term NPO projects in struggling countries across the world; focusing on providing long-term and efficient clothing, shelter and education to underserved children and families. Cover the World partners with university campuses across the country and provides them and their students a brand new way to show school pride and spirit while being able to do good in the world at the same time.
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Epicology Clothing - Partner, Co-Owner
New lifestyle and culture/extreme sports clothing company. Epicology is all about studying the best and being the best - about pushing one's perceived boundaries to new limits and being influenced by the epic culture of action sports that so many of us have been so fortunate enough to grow up in. While now dormant, Epicology had its glorious rise through the ranks of a saturated industry, making quite an epic impact. It was one hell of a run. Maybe one day it will rebirth.
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E.K. - Action and Extreme Sports
A completely conceptual company in 2007/2008 that was developed during the Senior Year of my College education, taken on as an optional and independent Departmental Honors program. The project, culminating over 250 hours over the course of 8 months, consisted of market research of the action sports industry, filming, photography, apparel design ranging from t-shirts, hats, and hoodies, to product design/artwork for skateboards, snowboards, skis, skimboards, and surfboards. Product and apparel art combined to consist of over 150 different design concepts and over 75 final designs for the project.
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I'm currently the lead creative designer and web developer for the marketing department of one insanely awesome ski resort in Rossland, British Columbia - RED Mountain Resort. I'm in charge of all visual designs and material both online and offline for the resort as well as all web development aspects of the resort. Living by the beach and working for a ski resort - that's the life!