ABOUTI was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA and grew up skating at an early age. Skateboarding allowed me to explore the city and view the diverse culture and artistic beauty. The street art and graffiti was a huge influence in my start to creating art. I learned about typography through making my own graffiti letters and practicing hand styles. Little did I know it would lead me too becoming a designer. The skateboarding culture is also rich with its own style and creativity. The board graphics and streetwear were apart of my curiosity in learning how to do my own graphic design by making my own t-shirts to painting on blank boards.