Meet our Artists
Each and every one of our artists are extremely talented and wonderful supporters of the American Alpine Club. We are very proud to have them as a part of our team, so we created this page to introduce them to you. Please check out their websites to see more incredible and unique artwork.
All of our artists kindly donate their time to help us design rad gear for you!
Artwork feature: 32 Ounce Nalgene
Ashley's story begins with a box of crayons, her pajamas and the living room floor.
Ever since she can remember, art has been a passion of hers. In fifth grade she was even nominated as "most likely to become an artist." She still has the ribbon to prove it.
Nowadays, she works 9-5 as a graphic designer at Fannie Mae and absolutely loves it! On her days off, she enjoys exploring the outdoors (climbing, hiking, kayaking, taking photos...you name it). As a way to combine her love for nature, art and animals, she came up with Spicy Mustard Designs (named after a baby goose). This allowed her to take all the things she loved and turn them into something tangible; something she is proud of and can use to inspire change in creativity in other people.
Keep an eye out for AAC region specific apparel in Spring 2017!
David Bonan grew up in the climbing epicenter of Boulder, CO where he started out as a gym rat and has since progressed to an addict of all aspects of climbing, whether that be bouldering or long alpine routes. Although he currently lives in soggy Seattle, he still finds days when the sunshine dries the rock enough to utterly destroy his skin and body. Moreover, having grown up in an environmentally conscious family, he understands the beauty and importance of the environment. He is currently pursuing a degree in atmospheric science climatology and applied mathematics at the University of Washington, where he hopes to study past climates and help predict future ones. He aspires to live a life filled with intellectual stimulation, illustrations, and countless days out in the mountains, deserts, and wide open spaces.
Artwork feature: The Pursuit T-Shirt
Artist Jeremy Collins has roamed the earth with sketchbooks in hand dumping his soul into the pages. It is in the fold of those pages that Meridian Line was born – from authentic travel and adventures as an exploratory rock climber and award-winning filmmaker and author.
Jeremy’s passion is traveling to wild destinations using art as medicine, conduit and invitation to ask a universal question – how can art make the world better?
Artwork feature: 2016 GTCR T-Shirt
Jesse Crock is a Golden, Colorado-based artist with a love of climbing, cycling, and the outdoors. The rich color and sharp contrast of his acrylic paintings attempt to capture the vibrant Colorado landscape of the places he travels. Jesse Crock is an elementary art teacher who finds that he often connects his work with the playfulness of his students and is inspired by the energy they bring to the classroom. As an outdoor enthusiast, he brings the viewer’s eye to places that are not often painted.
His work has been commissioned for the Ouray Ice Climbing Festival, the FIBArk Kayaking Festival in Salida, and for craft beer labels for the Eddyline Brewery in Buena Vista. He was chosen as the 2012 Golden Fine Arts Featured Artist and has created the Golden Christmas ornament the past two years. He has created several large outdoor murals in Golden like the north wall of the Mountain Toad Brewery.