Gary Lockwood aka Freehand Profit came up in the DMV area as a lifelong artist with a passion for Hip-Hop, graffiti, sneakers and art. In 2005 he graduated from the Corcoran School of Art & Design with a Bachelor's in Fine Arts. In 2006 he made his move to LA to pursue his dreams of art, design & music. Some folks call it persistence, some call it stubbornness; whatever you call it Freehand Profit continued to push forward and in 2010 he began his daily creative project - MASK365. In the search for new materials he began creating gas masks from deconstructed sneakers.
Ica & Kostika is an emerging design studio created by Kostika Spaho and Ica Paru. Through their work, the duo accentuates the fusion of footwear design and technology. They employ a hybrid of techniques exploiting the advantages of various industrial processes, including both additive and subtractive fabrication.