Interviews

Industry Profile: Ashbury Co-owner and Professional Snowboarder Nima Jalali

Shay: So tell us about yourself? Nima: I like music, snowboarding, skateboarding and the drink. [singlepic id=4541 w=400 h=300 float=] Shay: What is your job title? Nima: Executive producer. Shay: Did your parents question your job choice? Nima: Nope, I've never showed my pops a photo in a magazine or anything, he probably thinks I race. But he’s down for whatever I do. Shay: What was your first set up...

04 Jun 7:00 AM 16 Read More...

Industry Profile: Consultant/Writer Brad Farmer

Shay: What is your job title? Brad: I recently started my own business, Marketing Farmer and I haven’t really given myself a title. I just use: consultant, writer. [singlepic id=4577 w=400 h=300 float=] Shay: Did your parents question your job choice? Brad: No, my parents have always supported my choices even when I wanted to be a rock star. Shay: What was your first set up? Brad: A Never Summer Super L...

02 Jun 7:00 AM 5 Read More...

Coming soon: Industry Profiles 2009

Have you ever been curious about working in the snowboard industry, how to get in or what experience/background you need? Last summer the Industry Profile series was born and from June to September thirty people in the industry were interviewed for their various roles and experiences on how they got into the industry. For summer 2009, this series continues on and starting in June every Tuesday and Thursday you will...

12 May 8:00 AM 7 Read More...

Behind the Graphic: Jonathan Rodriguez on 2007 Salomon Octopus

Behind each snowboard graphic is someone's ideas. A graphic can be born from a long car ride with friends, a silly design they walk by, in a dream they have...the list goes on. Each year there are thousands of graphics created, around an image, idea, story. Behind the Graphic is a series of interviews that I'll be collecting over time with various artists/designers from companies who have designed graphics Jonath...

29 Apr 8:29 AM 2 Read More...

Behind the Graphic: Erik Van Hauer on 09-10 Rome Addictive Collection Agent

Behind each snowboard graphic is someone's ideas. A graphic can be born from a long car ride with friends, a silly design they walk by, in a dream they have...the list goes on. Each year there are thousands of graphics created, around an image, idea, story. Behind the Graphic is a series of interviews that I'll be collecting over time with various artists/designers from companies who have designed graphics. Shay...

31 Mar 5:02 PM 4 Read More...

Behind the Graphic: Ephka on 09-10 Capita Snowboards

Behind each snowboard graphic is someone's ideas. A graphic can be born from a long car ride with friends, a silly design they walk by, in a dream they have...the list goes on. Each year there are thousands of graphics created, around an image, idea, story. Behind the Graphic is a series of interviews that I'll be collecting over time with various artists/designers from companies who have designed graphics. Shay:...

19 Mar 10:51 PM 7 Read More...

Behind the Graphic

Behind each snowboard graphic is someone's ideas. A graphic can be born from a long car ride with friends, a silly design they walk by, in a dream they have...the list goes on. Each year there are thousands of graphics created, around an image, idea, story. It's the first thing customers notice when they look at a snowboard and it's always apparent that people do care about graphics when it comes to their snowboar...

19 Mar 10:08 PM 2 Read More...

Industry Profile Interviews...coming back next summer!

Back in June I started a series called the Industry Profiles which looked at very people in various jobs throughout the snowboard industry. Each week, I posted up interviews that looked at how often they ride to what steps they took into their jobs. Each person interpreted questions differently and gave information on what their day to day life is like working in the snowboard industry.I finished with 30 interviews...

03 Oct 7:44 AM 0 Read More...

One in a McMillion

My first encounter with Willie McMillion was on the drive up to Jackson Hole where I overheard a conversation of him talking to Drago about "dick holes." I made it to Jackson prepared for every possible thing he could say and found out more than "dick holes" about Willie. If you don't know Willie, he's that guy who created good wax, speaks the truth (whether cussing or not) and got fired for his commentating at Quik...

02 Oct 10:23 AM 1 Read More...

Industry Profile: FUEL TV Director of PR John Stouffer

Industry Profile: Fuel TV Director of PR and Endemic Relations John StoufferShay: Tell us a little bit about yourself?John: I was a Navy Brat growing up and moved around a lot, and got to travel a ton. I lived mostly on the East Coast, I went to high school in Virginia Beach, Virginia, learned to surf, and became a big fan of skateboarding and punk rock music. I still remember seeing the Ramones and being decked i...

26 Sep 8:28 AM 0 Read More...