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Growing up as a Mexican-American in Kansas City, Laedan Galicia, aka DINKC, became exposed to a myriad of street art, his two cultures, and an appreciation for skull related Dia de los Muertos knick-knacks. This led to the early combination of intricately detailed line work, bold color, and skulls, which later ma… Read More
Growing up as a Mexican-American in Kansas City, Laedan Galicia, aka DINKC, became exposed to a myriad of street art, his two cultures, and an appreciation for skull related Dia de los Muertos knick-knacks. This led to the early combination of intricately detailed line work, bold color, and skulls, which later manifested in the development of his artistic style. In late 2012 Laedan took on the creative name DINKC and built his studio. This creative studio powered by illustrative design and a deathly obsession with skulls immediately drove his passion to new heights through the exploration of both fine and commercial art. Influenced by Mexican street market tradition of turning art into thought provoking commercial items, Laedan strived to merge his artwork and merchandise together to form the DINKC brand. After creating all the necessary brand elements such as logos, promotional material, and online presence, Laedan began creating actual products. This ranged from gallery artwork, apparel series, various merchandise, and personal projects. As the brand grew into something tangible, so did interest from other local creatives/companies. As he continues moving forward with this dream, he aspires to continue pushing the DINKC brand and reaching new heights. Read Less
  • Founder, Illustrator, Designer
    Dinkc Studios — Kansas City, KS, USA
  • Art Assistant
    Buff Monster — New York, NY, USA
  • Social Marketing Manager/Illustrator
    Screen Tee Gallery — Kansas City, MO, USA
  • Illustrative Designer
    Mad Toy Design — KS, USA
  • Illustrator
    Derfour Studios — Kansas City, KS, USA
  • Intern
    Boulevard Brewing Company — Kansas City, MO, USA
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The DINKC Brand was born in Kansas City in 1990. Heavily rooted in Mexican-American cultures, street art boldness, and anything "Day of the Dead" Skull related. DINKC is the heart and soul of Laedan Galicia's work. It embodies the various realms in which he loves to work and showcase his style. By utilizing illus… Read More
The DINKC Brand was born in Kansas City in 1990. Heavily rooted in Mexican-American cultures, street art boldness, and anything "Day of the Dead" Skull related. DINKC is the heart and soul of Laedan Galicia's work. It embodies the various realms in which he loves to work and showcase his style. By utilizing illustrative design at its core, he is able to expand into apparel design, merchandise, custom toys, murals, and gallery work. He carries the brand ideals throughout all of his work, and applies the same amount of passion into his clients' work. Read Less
“WITH EVERY LIFE COMES DEATH, WITH EVERY DEATH COMES A LIFE STORY. IT IS REMEMBERING WHO THEY WERE, NOT WHAT THEY ARE. AT THE END OF THE DAY AND LIFE,
THE THINGS WE LEAVE BEHIND ARE STORIES, MEMORIES, AND LEGACIES. ALL DIFFERENT, ALL SPECIAL, AND ALL DEFINING WHO YOU WERE AND WILL ALWAYS BE AS AN INDIVIDUAL.
T… Read More
“WITH EVERY LIFE COMES DEATH, WITH EVERY DEATH COMES A LIFE STORY. IT IS REMEMBERING WHO THEY WERE, NOT WHAT THEY ARE. AT THE END OF THE DAY AND LIFE,
THE THINGS WE LEAVE BEHIND ARE STORIES, MEMORIES, AND LEGACIES. ALL DIFFERENT, ALL SPECIAL, AND ALL DEFINING WHO YOU WERE AND WILL ALWAYS BE AS AN INDIVIDUAL.
THESE ARE MY LEAVE BEHINDS; THESE ARE MY SKULLS.”
-LAEDAN GALICIA Read Less
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