HEST has always been about supporting and pursuing dreams. Throughout our journey to create products that elevate your experience in the outdoors, we constantly draw inspiration from artists in our outdoor community. We asked a few of our favorite artists to create a design inspired by dreaming under the stars with HEST. These gorgeous shirt designs are available through our Kickstarter rewards packages!
Full Name: Ryan Schmies
Nickname: Squirrel Finger
Specialty: Clicks and doodles
Age: I don't understand the question
Current Location: West Seattle, WA. USA.
Side, front or back Sleeper? All of the above, though I have taken a break from the side sleeping after forgetting to stay on top of my bike.
Any before bed rituals? Clay facial mask with cucumbers, only the organic ones from my garden. Lavender spritz on my pillow gives me kitty cat dreams.
Best dream you’ve had recently summed up in 3 words? Waist Deep Pow
Early bird or night owl? Most often a night owl. If it's going to be a good ski day, I'm an early bird.
Coolest place you’ve ever woken up in? Washington's Olympic Coast beneath a driftwood lean to.
Land Legs or Sea Monster?Land legs for sure!
Preferred method of adrenaline or endorphins? Skis, bikes and euchre.
Design Inspo: Midnight solitude amidst the towering conifers of the PNW
Bio:Ryan is a Seattle based designer and illustrator who has spent the last 20 years creating iconic products, campaigns and collateral for the outdoor industry and beyond. When not hunkered down in his studio with his fat cat, he is enjoying the mountains, trails and coasts of greater Cascadia with his family.