Portrait of a Product Designer

Violaine D’Harcourt
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Portrait of a Product Designer

Violaine D’Harcourt

Violaine is a product designer from Paris, France. After graduating with her Masters in Industrial Design from SPD in Milan, Italy she moved on to work at Jacopo Foggini’s studio in Milan, as well as with Federico Churba in Buenos Aires. Now designing solo, she has had many recent exhibitions showcasing her work including her beautiful ‘Lampiones’ set. For more information on Violaine, see her site here: www.violainedharcourt.fr For more details on 'Galerie Room', her new studio in Paris, see below. Galerie Room 67 rue Lamarck 75018 Paris www.galerieroom.com Project Sponsored by Drift Innovation Video Editing by Davin Henson Music by Sergio Levels

Portrait of a Sculptor

Sheng Jiang
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Portrait of a Sculptor

Sheng Jiang

Sheng Jiang, born in 1990, is an artist, sculptor and object designer living and working in Xiamen, China. In 2013, Jiang Sheng established his own independent sculpture studio “Ban Chiang”. Training in fine art sculpture, 25-year-old Jiang Sheng chose a rare path for a young Chinese artist, devoting his work to the craft of Han Buddhist statues, extensively studying and carrying on the historic art form in a contemporary way - with the eye of a young creative talent. Jiang Sheng’s work has been exhibited in numerous notable exhibitions throughout China and abroad. Video Editing by Davin Henson Music by Sergio Levels Project Sponsored by Drift Innovation

Portrait of a Car Designer

Adriano Mudri
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Portrait of a Car Designer

Adriano Mudri

Adriano Mudri is a dear friend and car designer based in Croatia. He currently is Head of Design for Rimac Automobili, where he had designed the exterior for the Concept_One in 2011. After also being responsible for the exterior design of the new Qoros 5 introduced this year he completed the Concept_One S and Concept_One production version released at the Geneva Auto Show and the full line up of GreyP electric bike and variants. His portrait covers what surprises him and walks through his creative process, a must see for any car designer! Project Sponsored by Drift Innovation Video Editing by Davin Henson Music by Sergio Levels

Portrait of an Art Director

Beryl Chung
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Portrait of an Art Director

Beryl Chung

Beryl Chung is an art director, illustrator, and designer from New York City with a Fine Arts degree in Illustration from Parsons School of Design. Her influences include comic book inking techniques, Japanese streetwear, and classic American letterpress. She’s worked with clients in Shanghai, Beijing, Nanjing, Hong Kong, New York, and Chicago. Her work has been featured at Giant Robot and in Juxtapoz Magazine. Beryl moved to China in 2012. Since settling in Shanghai, she’s worked in digital media & advertising and is currently a Senior Art Director for Ogilvy One. Outside the office, she stays busy with experimental personal projects such as “Hi Food Baby,” a photo series pairing fashion with fast food, and “Baby ♥s Elvis,” an Elvis Presley-themed group show with a contemporary narrative. Edit by Davin Henson Music by Sergio Levels

Portrait of a Jeweller

Josh Warner
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Portrait of a Jeweller

Josh Warner

Josh Warner started GOOD ART in 1990 in Los Angeles, California. He started making body jewelry on Venice Beach, eventually scoring his first big sale of $550. His passion eventually led him to quit his job of making sandwiches to fully commit to his craft. His jewelry designs would evolve into GOOD ART HLYWD, a line coveted by such celebrities as LeBron James, Elton John and Sylvester Stallone, to name a few. Project Sponsored by Drift Innovation Video Editing by Davin Henson Music by Sergio Levels

Drift Compass

Creator Series Trailer
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Drift Compass

Creator Series Trailer

We are happy to announce a new Portrait Project, this time profiling 10 creatives from around the world in a series of videos shot on the twenty2b-designed Drift Compass. Check out the trailer and stay tuned for a new video dropping once a week. Josh Warner — May 4 Beryl Chung — May 11 Richard Sung— May 18 Cheng Jiang — May 25 Adriano Mudrio — June 1 Bebe Zhang— June 8 Violaine D'Harcourt — June 15 Jedi Zhou — June 22 Jeff Forrest — June 29 Mike Loh — July 6 Edited by: Davin Henson Music by: Sergio Levels

Drift Compass

Self Portrait 3
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Drift Compass

Self Portrait 3

Our founder Drew Henson always takes test footage every time we design and launch a new lifestyle device. While testing the Compass, his gathered footage found him in Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Los Angeles, and of course back home in our studio here in Toronto. He also shares his musings on art and design, and what causes him to lose track of time.

Portrait of a writer

Josephine
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Portrait of a writer

Josephine

Josephine is a freelance writer and marketing consultant currently based in Canada. She started writing at a young age and by age 12 had her first publication—a poem that was selected to appear in a coffee table book of works from young poets. She continued on to study English in university while working as a copywriter for an ad agency, which is where her love for the written word really developed. She has has written for Vice's music channels, Noisey and Thump, as well as Complex and Hypebeast, among others. She also enjoys writing short-form creative non-fiction and recently had one of her stories appear in Chicken Soup For The Soul. When she's not writing or working (which isn't that often), Josephine enjoys travel, spending her time with her family, going to shows and DJing.

Portrait of a gallerist

Tiff
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Portrait of a gallerist

Tiff

Tiffany Newton is the co-owner and a Director of Black Rat Projects, a urban art focused gallery that is based in Soho, London. Born and raised in Canada, Tiffany studied Art History before relocating to London to pursue her passion in Art. Having received an honours masters in Contemporary Art at the Sotheby's institute in London, Tiffany began her career in the visual arts with Black Rat Projects in 2010, and took over ownership of the gallery in 2013. Expanding the galleries focus outside of a strictly urban interest has seen Black Rat 2.0 show in the last two years folk based artists such as Butch Anthony, kinetic sculptor Giles Walker, and painter Candice Tripp and has an upcoming exhibition with artists Simon Shepherd and Janet Brown. Black Rat continues to show and sell the highly coveted original work of globally celebrated artists such as Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Os Gemeos, and their represented artist, Swoon.

Portrait of a model

Melissa
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Portrait of a model

Melissa

Melissa is an international model from a small town in Northern Bc, Canada. She has been based in Asia for the last 2 years and is currently living in Taiwan, where she is with Fashion Division (FdModel) in Taipei. Her mother agency is Edge Agency but she is also signed with other agencies across the world like Esee and has worked in great campaigns like Old Navy and Sephora. Melissa has been travelling for the last years all over countries like Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China... and is absolutely in love with her job, spreading her happiness to wherever she goes!

Portrait of an actress

Kearstin
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Portrait of an actress

Kearstin

Kearstin Plemel is an internationally acclaimed, award winning actress. Her work both on stage and screen are celebrated in countries across Europe and North America. Kearstin began her career upon completion of the Acting for Film program at Prague Film School in 2010 at the top of her class. Under the careful tutelage of Nancy Bishop, Guy Roberts, Dr. Sydney Berger, and many other talented industry professionals Kearstin honed her raw talent to become a professional working actress. Immediately upon graduation, Miss Plemel was invited to join the Bear Theatre Company, with whom she traveled and performed to audiences across Austria, Poland and The Czech Republic. From there, she worked as a reader and casting assistant with Emmy Nominated Casting Director Nancy Bishop (CSA) on several critically acclaimed projects including ABC TV series' Missing (Steve Schill) and Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol. Currently, Kearstin is starring in two short films with award winning directors. The films are tentatively entitled "Figment" (Mithran Maharaj) and "Disorder" (Javier Augusto Nunez). She is also playing the role of Evette Snow in a new Web series, Crimson Noir (Robin Careless). Kearstin is continuing her training for combat and stunts with Steve Wilsher and is enrolled in the Level 3 Actors Workout program at Armstrong Acting Studios with Douglas Nyback.

Portrait of a model

Kim
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Portrait of a model

Kim

Kim has been an international fashion model for 22 years. She was based in Milan and has traveled and worked throughout Europe, Asia, the United States and Canada. Her mother agency is Key Models in Vancouver, but she is also currently signed with various other agencies across Canada and in the United States. Her most recent magazine work includes shoots for Canadian Living, The Globe & Mail, Press the Fashion Mag and she is currently in both En Route (Air Canada) and Westjet's UP Magazine. Clients include La Senza, Herschel, Panasonic, Vogue Sposa, Konzuk, Camp Brand Goods, Joseph Ribkoff, Bluenotes, Fairweather, etc. and she has walked shows for Milan Fashion Week, Dior in Hong Kong and many more including Caitlin Power. When not in front of the camera, Kim can be found as the Fashion Editor for Freq and Branded magazines.

Portrait of a dancer

Olivia
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Portrait of a dancer

Olivia

Olivia is originally from Vancouver, British Columbia. She started dancing at the age of 3, under the strict direction of World Renowned Choreographer, Rachael Poirier of Vancouver's premier dance studio Danzmode Productions. Olivia has trained extensively in many styles of dance including jazz, contemporary, ballet, lyrical, hip hop, tap and musical theatre. She has a very strong technical background and is now a full-time teacher, choreographing routines for all age groups and styles that compete internationally. Her routines have won Choreography Awards and High Score Awards. Also working with musicians, Olivia is known in Vancouver for working one-on-one with artists who want to learn to dance to further their careers. With training around Canada, USA and Europe, performing on the oceans, every experience has brought a new lesson, a different perspective, and inspiration for the next project.She relocated to London two years ago to share her love of dance with children.

Portrait of an artist

Karis
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Portrait of an artist

Karis

A London based artist who graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2012 as a Textile Print Designer. Utilising this specialism combined with experimentation through various mediums such as hand drawing, painting, photography, collage, digital and graphic techniques. Karis has crafted a pattern based illustrative style that has been applied to mediums and spaces including wall murals recently for Topshop Flagship Oxford Circus Store and Oxfam/Oxjam. Karis recently became a new member of the LA based HIT & RUN CREW as a graphic illustrator creating screen print designs for apparel and music cover artwork for their global events and music label.

Portrait of a Photographer

Mikka
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Portrait of a Photographer

Mikka

Mikka Gia (GIA photography) is a photographer and female barber working in downtown Toronto. Born and raised in Ottawa, Mikka moved to Toronto at 18 to study culinary arts before choosing her passion for art and photography. Her evocative portraits push the boundaries of conventional representations of gender and movement, often juxtaposing these two elements to create new layers of meaning for the viewer and subject. Mikka's first gallery showing was at the prestigious LGBT Leslie Lowman gallery in NYC, alongside 100 other LGBT artists. When she is not working on her next series of photos, Mikka can be found at Original Grooming Experts giving the gentlemen of Toronto flawless fades, or walking Queen West with her French Bulldog, Luigi.

Portrait of a champion

Gabriela
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Portrait of a champion

Gabriela

Gabriela was 7 years old when she got her first bike and she has been competing and training since then. When she is not riding her 250 4t Kawasaki she is combining her passion for any kind of extreme sport with her criminology studies. Her dream is to become the next motocross world champion, and she can usually be found in the circuits of Valdemorillo or San Martin de la Vega training to make this dream come true.

The Portrait Project

Inspiring Women Trailer
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The Portrait Project

Inspiring Women Trailer

Women are awesome, and we want to share that.  This project, shot 100% on our Drift Stealth 2 designed for Drift Innovation, was inspired by the want to visually bring and share the lives of the ‘everyday extraordinary’ 21st century woman in an engaging fun storytelling way.

Drift Stealth 2

Self Portrait 2
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Drift Stealth 2

Self Portrait 2

A collection of my test footage while developing the Drift Stealth 2 camera.  This is 100% shot on the Stealth 2.  It is our smallest design yet and shoots amazing footage, definitely worth checking out to document your life no matter what you do

Drift Ghost S

Self Portrait 1
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Drift Ghost S

Self Portrait 1

Shot on the Drift Ghost-S over 4 months, a collection of test footage I put together from around the world. Meant to be watched in HD ;) Super stoked on the latest cam, it's a monster! Big thank you to my friends and family for the support and putting up with me always filming everything lol.  

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