Arian Chamasmany Creative Director
Los Angeles native, DJ, writer, photographer, and decade long incline oriented skateboarder, Arian Chamasmany originally surfed waves, but eventually grew limbs, began walking on dry land, and now he surfs the mountain roads of the world.
Arian attended SFAI in San Francisco and Otis School Of Art and Design in Los Angeles, studying photography, graphic design, online social media marketing, and advertising. He worked as an Art Director within the main-stream advertising agency world for three years at two of Los Angeles’s top ad agencies before jumping ship to work as a traveling writer / photo journalist for SkateSlate magazine. He founded and operates “The Gel Lab”, which functions as a skate and music related creative outfit that produces original content and hosts events across the greater Los Angeles area.
“Skateboarding to me is a bit more akin to meditation than sport. It helps me maintain perspective on what truly matters in this world, allows me a brief reprieve from all the static of the constant struggle. When I step onto the board, I step into the present moment. In that time it is only me and the relationship with what’s beneath my feet. What the skateboard has done is allow me a means by which to establish a better connection with my inner self, and through this process of learning, truly begin to push the boundaries of what I had originally never thought possible”.