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Alumni Profiles
August 2, 2015

Alumni Profile: Joshua Namdev Hardisty of The MVA Studio and MCAD

For whatever reason, it seems like "graphic designer" is the #1 career choice of ex-hardcore kids and skateboarders (I was no exception, having spent quite a few years doing graphic design myself). I think a big part of that is because visual art plays such a huge role in both cultures: from album covers to show flyers to magazine ads to deck graphics to t-shirts, graphic design is in many ways just as much of a part of these cultures as music and skateboarding are. I mean, how many of us picked up our first record because it had a cool cover, or got into skating because some deck had a sick graphic on it? Which brings us to our latest PRMBA Alumni, Joshua Hardisty. I wanted to talk to Josha because he came up in a very specific subset of hardcore that I also spent a lot of time in, the…
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Alumni Profiles
July 28, 2015

Alumni Profile: Chris Gliebe aka Devi of Lightborne

Growing up, the only thing that I cared about as much as hardcore was graffiti. I'm not going to say that I was the king all-city bomber, because the truth is that I was too scared to ever really get up a ton, but I spent thousands of hours tracking down copies of Can Control, drawing outlines, and trading flicks with other kids from all over the country. I've always thought of hip-hop and graffiti as fundamentally the same thing as punk/hardcore: independent culture by the kids, for the kids, so I am stoked to have Chris Gliebe on PRMBA to represent graffiti on here. I know Chris from some Scribble Jam many years ago, and then from freelancing at motion graphics/broadcast design agency Lightborne, where he is now the Executive Creative Director. He's not only an awesome writer, but a great designer/illustrator and most importantly one of the nicest human…
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Alumni Profiles
July 6, 2015

Alumni Profile: Carlos Ramirez of Black Army Jacket and Fuse

In our Alumni Profiles section, we talk to people who are graduates of the Punk Rock MBA program: people who cut their teeth in the DIY scene and use their roots in DIY as the foundation of their professional success. In this installment, I caught up with my good friend Carlos Ramirez, who is a fellow veteran of the 90s power violence scene with a soft spot for pop-punk and has worked in the entertainment industry in a variety of roles. If you’re an Alumni who wants to tell your story, get in touch! Give us your life story in a few sentences: who are you, what is/was your involvement in punk/hc/diy culture and what is your "real job"? I’m a 40-year-old native New Yorker living in Los Angeles with my wife and two kids. We’ve been out here for about 10 years now. I used to be in the band Black Army…
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