Lincoln began his long-standing relationship with design as a teenager making flyers and fanzines as part of a burgeoning sub-culture known most commonly as "the punk and hardcore scene" of the late 1980's while growing-up in the "Bible Belt" of the Southern American landscape -- a place and time where a small com… Read More
Lincoln began his long-standing relationship with design as a teenager making flyers and fanzines as part of a burgeoning sub-culture known most commonly as "the punk and hardcore scene" of the late 1980's while growing-up in the "Bible Belt" of the Southern American landscape -- a place and time where a small community of creative, antagonistic youths drew very sharp contrasts to the traditional values of the region they called home. It was during this time, through mediums which varied from record sleeves, skateboarding magazines, tattooing, t-shirt designs & graffiti that Lincoln encountered an economic method and iconoclastic aesthetic that served as a window to a world that existed entirely beneath the radar of popular culture. Taking inspiration from what he saw and those around him, introductions to method and tools were crudely made, but the results were potent, nonetheless. In 1997, already a college graduate with a BFA in music, Lincoln was given his first personal computer as a gift from his family where he stumbled across a very basic design application on the machine's operating system. The boundless potential was obvious.
Though finding himself still very much in love with design, the idea of a career as a designer had yet to enter his mind. Today he laughs it off, "It was just unfathomable to me that people were paid to do something so interesting and fun! But then again," he continues, "at the time I was touring the country to basically do little more than wear a costume and hit my friends in the face with a folding chair. So, go figure."
Since that time, though living in different cities ranging from Los Angeles to Rio de Janeiro to Denver... and though finding himself in different occupational incarnations, from stage manager to working musician, nightclub doorman, professional wrestler, bookseller and Jiu-Jitsu coach; Lincoln has intuitively and often times unconsciously pursued to refine his sense as a designer. Like all good love stories, he soon realized that what he had always hoped to be out there, was... right in front of him the whole time. Read Less