What started as a one-and-done art project with private sneaker boutique Aficionado flourished into a rolodex of creative opportunities for Louis De Guzman.

From the soles of AKIN to RSVP Gallery, De Guzman broke into Chicago’s hallowed streetwear mecca from the ground up. After a few life-changing design gigs with Bucketfeet, Nike and Jordan, the Filipino-American dreamer turned Chicago native finally developed his illustrated style in mixed media.

To see more of De Guzman’s work, check out his creative portfolio at http://www.louisdeguzman.com/