Jason Cruz began his career in the action sports industry designing snowboard graphics for Joyride Snowboards. During this time he was also taking his art to the streets of Southern California as a graffiti artist. After giving art school a shot, Jason became Art Director for Arnette Sunglasses and then later, Sanuk Sandals.
In 2006, Jason was hired by Mattel’s Hot Wheels brand as designer for their Lifestyle department. It was during this time at Hot Wheels that Jason was inspired to pursue his passion of custom cars and bikes. He began to focus his creative efforts on automotive and cycle illustrations. Jason has designed numerous die-cast cars for Hot Wheels, Jada Toys, and Johnny Lightning as well as product for Felt Bicycles, Scorpion Helmets, Spyder and numerous action sports companies.
Since 2006, Jason has focused primarily on T-Shirt design, creating graphics for Quiksilver, Harley-Davidson, Hanes, Loser Machine, and various other companies. His work has been featured in the books “Surf Graphics” and “Kustom Graphics II” published by Korero Books. His illustrations have been seen in magazines such as Spin, Arkitip, Juxtapoz, Dice, Street Chopper, Traditional Rod and Kulture, Car Kulture Deluxe, and Ignite ( from Japan).
Born and raised in Wendell, North Carolina, artist Gorgeous George has gone on to produce some of the most recognizable images in the chopper scene today. He produced the very first cover for Show Class Magazine, and has teamed up with the likes of Death Science, Doom Cycle, Loser Machine, Old School Helmets, and countless others to create works of art for a wide range of stuff that’s cool. When he’s not drawing or painting, GG can often be found skating, shooting, fishing, or tearing it up on his XL.