Zac Lynn is from Perth, Western Australia, is 16 years old, and absolutely loves sneakers (as you can tell).
Zac got his start designing for a clothing line when he was looking for software to design on. “I stumbled across Artboard, it caught my eye straight away so decided to give it a shot, ” recalls Zac. “The clothing designs went really good, but then I one day was just searching the web and realised some guy wanted a sneaker design done for the Asics Team with over 10000 followers on Instagram, I messaged the man running it, we started talking and I did a design up, he absolutely loved it. This pushed me to do more.
“I started doing my own designs as well as designs that have already been made by Nike, Puma, Reebok, etc etc.. I posted my drawings onto a page called Perth Sneaker Society where each one got amazing feedback and hundreds of likes. This pushed me to do more and eventually opened a website to sell my designs,” he says. This young designer is now gaining the attention of sneaker design manufacturers. “And its all thanks to ARTBOARD!”
View Zac’s ongoing portfolio at http://zaclynndesigns.bigcartel.com/<
If you aren’t familiar with sneaker subculture, here’s a well produced 2014 documentary about the Perth Sneaker scene: