Sneak Peek: Don Pendleton


Combining his first loves of skateboarding and graphic design, Don Pendleton took the position of graphic artist for Alien Workshop skateboards in April, 1998, where he spent the better part of a decade manning the graphics and the company’s website. In 2005, he accepted an offer to help direct the graphics at Element Skateboards. He did so from his home base in Dayton, OH while making regular trips for art and development meetings.

During his tenure at Element, Pendleton continued to participate in live painting projects, traveling through much of the U.S. and Europe for exhibits and art shows.

He is currently a freelance based artist working within the skateboard industry while also focusing on painting, showsand exhibits. In addition to Alien Workshop and Element Skateboards, he has done work for Zero Skateboards, Heroin Skateboards, Nike 6.0, Gravis, Burton, K2, DVS Shoes and Etnies.

And now he has partnered with Oakley. The Don Pendleton Artist Series Fuel Cell Sunglasses are coming soon.


Danny Evans


August 03, 2010