CO-FOUNDER. DESIGN. BRAND. FOOTWEAR
Born in the United Kingdom, Anthony grew up mostly in South London. He studied at Central st Martins and DeMontfort University having spent his teenage years as an illustrator and graphic designer. After gaining a degree in Product Design, Anthony persued his freelance design career in London , worked in bikeshops and ran his own BMX apparel brand. By 1999 his design work caught the attention of adidas, where Anthony joined the footwear design team at the global HQ in Germany, initially with the Running catergory, and then as a founder member of the now ubiquitous Originals brand. He moved to California in 2003 to design snowboard boots, skateboard and BMX shoes for Soletechology. The Nike Explore Team took him to Portland, Oregon in 2005, where he went on to work in the Nike Innovation Kitchen, as Footwear Innovation director for Nike Sportswear, Nike SB and Nike Snowboarding. In 2009, he headed back to Los Angeles to set up his own product innovation and brand design studio : Ernsteverything, which he partners in to this day. With a client list that includes The North Face, Nike, adidas, Reebok, Puma, Porsche, Fox Racing, HUF and Black Crows skis.
CO-FOUNDER. DESIGN. CREATIVE. DEVELOPMENT
Born in Hong Kong and raised in Holland, his international experiences at an early age shaped his inspiration and love for culture, art and design. Starting at Holland’s Artez design school in 1994, Hing took what he learned and moved to Belgium when he was noticed by celebrated fashion designer Walter Van Beirendonck – an appointment that launched his career. Shortly after, he worked with Daniel Poole in London where he apprenticed alongside progressive minds in design, and after a few years settled in Nuremberg, Germany working for adidas. Hing continued his sampling of international design with a relocation to the United States, winning a variety of design projects with brands such as Reebok, Puma, Vision Street Wear and Airwalk. These works led to the foundation of his own design studio in 2004 – Hong Kong Stunt Team. After serving five years as creative director at Piloti shoes, he now resides between Biarritz, France and southern California, where his designs continue to reflect his eclectic, globe-trotting journey filling a portfolio with projects for General Motors, VW, 24h Le Mans, Pagani, Hot Wheels, Lego, James Hunt and many, many more.