Bend Oregon’s Adam Haynes of Stickfort.com created this years Altered Genetics graphic. Adam can draw better than you, but he would never tell you that. He is a quiet, humble, backwoods, cliff droppin’, Baker Banked winning, illustrative ninja.
GNU: Wheres home? Wheres was it before?
I’m currently living in Bend. I was in Portland before but the commute to the mountain was pretty inconvenient. It’s better now.
GNU: Whats your process and how’d you arrive there?
My process changes quite a bit depending on what I’m doing, but usually it goes like this: Get inspired, sketch it up, change it up, ink it up, add color.
GNU: Can you tell us a little about the boards graphic you did for gnu?
I just drew something that I’d be stoked to see underfoot. This one was a compilation of ideas from past boards, but I like the way it turned out.
GNU: Do you snowboard?
Yep, sure do.
GNU: What gets you out of bed in the morning, what inspires you?
Coffee, fresh air, cold mornings, good weather and a new project.
GNU: Currently listening to?
KEXP, KCRW, Willie, James McMurtry, Band of Horses, Silversun Pickups, Arcade Fire, Sea Wolf, New Pornographers, etc.
GNU: Currently looking at?
Mike Parillo’s latest work.
GNU: Whats next?
Finish up some house projects, get into a bigger studio space, make some prints, make time for painting.
Mom and dad, my sis, Dennis McGregor, Nemo HQ, Hotz, Trevor, Pinski, Pete, Temple, Martin, and all the other folks that have supported me over the years. Much love and respect to all those who’ve believed in me and encouraged me along the way.