BIO: Artist. Entrepreneur. World builder. Curator of the unexpected. Speaker-box of relevancy. Jeff Cole is unlike anyone out there. Born in the Michael Jordan era of Chicago, the creative developed an early love for diverse cultural genres emblematic of his hometown — sports, sneakers and visual art. The point of collision between the three is where Cole’s art has found its sweet spot, which features masterful mashups of your favorite comic book heroes, sports stars and hype-worthy sneakers in otherworldly settings. His consistent output of unique content and hustle mentality have attracted attention from some of the biggest brands in the world, and garnered a cult-like following on Instagram, now over half a million strong. And he hasn’t stopped there. The Los Angeles based artist is also the co-founder of IKONICK, a multi-million dollar art brand that’s backed by entrepreneurial giants, Gary Vaynerchuk and Scooter Braun. What’s best — he’s just getting started.
WHAT MOVES YOU?: “Potential inspires me. In anything you do in life, it has to inspire you. My goal in life is to help people understand who they are and what makes them unique. Once you know your purpose, reverse engineering how you get inspired will become the fuel to your potential.”
QUOTE: “Self awareness is the most important ingredient to happiness. Knowing who you are and executing on your truths is the only formula to a happy life.”