David Hilborn


Where were you born? Year, Country, State. Where do you live currently?


I was born in Elgin, IL in the west suburbs of Chicago in 1985. I currently live in Chicago.



What initially drew you to drawing pretty pictures?


I always have been interested in art, my mother says when i was younger i used to draw waves on my sailboat wallpaper in my crib.




Who is your favorite skateboarder, living or dead? Any ties to skateboarding?


Rob Dyrdek from DC. He's Hilarious and successful. I love to skateboard, I do it all the time but mostly stick to long boarding now since I use my hands for my art/work.



Who is your favorite artist, living or dead?


Da Vinci, absolute genius.


When you're not creating amazing works of art, what do you enjoy doing?


I'm a big explorer so anything thats adventurous. I spend a lot of time in Chicago renovating out our warehouse space (we have a half pipe inside :)  other than that I do a lot of bodypainting for nightclubs and big venues like the House of blues and the Metro here in Chicago.


Who are your biggest influences?


There are a lot of them, but my family and friends tend to be my biggest inspiration and influence



What mediums do you enjoy working in?


All of them, mostly Acrylic, Airbrush, mixed media...But I have experience in glass blowing, bronze sculpture and foundry work, and anything else I can get my hands on.



Anything else you want to tell?


Nope, Just that it was a great project and I appreciate the opportunity. It definitely brought up great old memories of me and my friends skateboardings growing up. I always have wanted to design a board so thanks for helping me to make that happen.


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