drew label.

All I want to do is everything. What inspires me is a passion to explore things and find the connections between them. I cook in order to understand music. I write in order to understand photography. I program in order to understand design. I paint in order to understand all of it.

As an artist, my work is driven by exploration. I spend most of my time making things (painting, code, music, design, etc.) or chasing after new discoveries that will inform the things I make.

I thrive on a balance between art and science. Nothing makes me happier than exploring a hundred different ideas / techniques / mediums at once in order to learn how they all fit together – always with the intention of distilling the things I’m discovering into creative work that I can share with you.

Drew is my name, but I sign stamp my work as label. 

I chose this name because I got tired of the “personal brand” culture where everyone tries to make a name for themselves. I see label. as the opposite of all that – a generic, lightweight anti-brand name that represents nothing, but still contains everything I may want to create.

There’s more to it, but we’ll save that for another day.

you can read my notebook to see what i’m making / thinking about right now.

I also run a food blog – One Ingredient Chef – where I designed a plant-based eating plan and published 300 recipes / photos (all available here) that reach about a million people per year.

In this work, I discovered the threads between food & art, which resulted in my toast art collection.

vitals. california native / born in santa cruz in 1987 / lives in los angeles / heart in the redwoods of big sur / reads a lot / runs a lot / intj / probably in the wilderness right now / herbivore / a pretty good cook / books > mba / practice > mfa / tifoso (forza ferrari) / requires: verve coffee + golden acrylics + macbook pro + logic pro x + affinity photo + sony a7 + pinot noir + chia seeds / thinks instagram is for sad people with no real friends (please follow me @drew.label).

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