Higher Blend

Just bringing some fun art to your life… No big deal. Care to blend for a sec?

Hi, I’m Chris. I have a crazy knack for customization and adding my personal creative touch to whatever I can get my hands on. I’ve always been into art, painting and all things creative from a young age. I love painting, sculpting, woodworking, a little bonsai on the side and of course illustrating. I got the itch for graphic design early on in high school and have kept scratching since.

This passion drove me to move to California to pursue my career as a creative. I started out working with clothing companies as an in house artist and web developer for some time. Unfortunately I moved out to California right before the 2008 recession and got let go from my last official office job. Getting let go was actually a blessing in disguise because it pushed me to start freelancing again. Through my freelancing, I was able to do work with record labels, musicians, other apparel companies, dispensaries, festivals and a handful of really fun clients.
As a freelancer, I was able to gain a lot of insight into new industries, from inception to production and get a behind the scenes peek at more than I thought I’d ever get to experience. After spending over a decade building up my design and illustration skills, I decided to start pushing out my own art under Higher Blend. They way I see it. I could spend time working on building other peoples brands up… or, I could start watering the grass on my lawn so to speak.  That doesn’t mean I’m done collaborating with other companies to create some rad art though. If you have a fun project, lets talk and see if we can create magic together. Have a sweet illustration project in mind? Please get in touch!
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Why Higher Blend?

For me, it’s all in the name. It’s my art and a personal promise to anyone who buys my art, prints, apparel or accessories that you’re getting the highest quality and best blend of my art. After working with apparel companies, startups, musicians and other artists for over a decade, the one thing I’ve found to hold true is that ‘quality is key’. That’s why I stay in on the weekends and work overtime to create some fun designs, test quality with manufacturers and shoot the shit with you on the socials. From day one it’s been about my personal expression and getting to unleash my creativity through my illustrations, but at the end of the day, without your support it wouldn’t mean a thing. Your continual support has kept me going so I continue to create and look forward to creating more of that “Higher Blend” for you in the future.