GMIKE, GM, MR MIKE.
Where are you from?
Danbury, Connecticut. (Located in southwest CT about 45 min from NYC) Only thing cool from there growing up was the DANBURY FAIR MALL and the graffiti scene.
Who do you work for?
Primarily, I work for GM CREATIVE which is a one stop VISUAL / CREATIVE / FASHION DESIGN FIRM that I launched this past year. There are a few other projects I started in the past few years but as for those I am only involved on a creative direction and /or investment level.
What are your Current Project(s)?
I have been spending my days handling various creative projects for clients ranging anywhere from designing and producing full fashion collections to branding and graphic / visual work. Most recently, We launched Dallas Austin’s line “ROWDY” in LENOX MALL which is his first flagship store carrying everything from hoodies to teeshirts to accessories.
My evenings have consisted of focusing on a large series of pieces for a few ART SHOWS we will be doing this fall in ATL, SAN FRAN and NYC. It’s consisting of 120 pieces, clothing, merch and more. Approximately 65 pieces have been completed and it’s looking like I will be finished by the mid September. We will be launching the show details next month so stay tuned to http://www.gregmike.com for details.
Also, over the past few years, Caleb Gauge, Issac Madrid (SMUG) and I have been working on “FREEMAVEN”. A business that is a culmination of all our areas of expertise: FASHION, MUSIC, ENTERTAINMENT and DESIGN. We are letting it build organically and taking our time with it and have some really exciting things in store for the next few years.
Who would you love to work with?
Ron English because he’s so versatile and talented, Mike Giant because his line art and handskills are topnotch, Banksy because he’s so anonymous and genius, Zevs because he doesn’t give a fuck and Bob Ross cause he’s was so happy (R.I.P)..
If you had to give all your sneakers away to charity except for one pair, which ones would you keep?
My black hightop converse chucks, because they are forever classic and they go with anything. Big ups to ARE BERNARD at ABADABBAS for keeping the 12’s coming.
What’s on your iPod right now?
Trouble & Bass, Duck Sauce, Donnis, B.O.B, Mike Posner, 90 songs from the 1990’s thanks to LARRY @ (PROCESS) and bunch of other ATL tunes and random remixes I downloaded and never listen to anymore.
What’s your Favorite ATL food?
El Myr or La Fonda, behind that it’s got to be MF SUSHI.
What’s your Favorite ATL hangout?
My design / art studio during the day and the condo at night. Relaxing and recapping.
What are your Pet Peeves?
kids crying on airplanes, clients with past due invoices, stubborn and non-driven individuals.
KTL, Caleb Gauge, Tommy Gunz, Smug, 335mm, SchoolBoy and Asher Paul, H.Sauce, Donnis, Dallas A + Rowdy, Smiles, ACNY, The Whiz Kid, Gentlemen Jim and Carpe Family, Henny B, PROCESS, The Danger Dudes, Patty & ADLT SWIM, Petey Smallz, The LoudMouth and PS+CH Crew, Cory, MDNGHT, Both sides of the FAM, special thanks and shout outs to anyone who has been down for the cause!