Most of the time, I balance being spontaneous with stepping back and trying to make calculated decisions, like how a certain choice will make the whole thing feel a certain way, or how a certain shape might make someone feel uncomfortable, or might make them giggle. Sometimes it’s just quick gestures.

– Kindah Khalidy, painter & textile designer

Jay Howell

“Draw and be happy.” Artist Jay 
Howell talks art, shoe art and finding his lines.


Vans snowboarder, Jake Kuzyk shows how his Custom MTE’s keep up with his busy life on and off the mountain.