Zomb: You’ve had such an illustrious history so I’m glad you touched on these moments. What are some of your favorite pieces you’ve created and been a part of? Tell us about your favorites.
Brenden: some of my favorite things i’ve made this year are definitely the bean bag chair and end table and looking back on everything, my favorite thing I was apart of was when i worked for Collin at Symmetry Branding , the best screen printer in the game, He was really printing Marino, Sixcell and many other brands/graphics all by himself, he really showed me what hard work was
Zomb: Actually so legendary, what inspires you these days? Tell us about your motivation in 2023 and how your process works
Brenden: Inspiration these days is just taken from the World still, whatever is thrown at me. I’m really trying to practice sustainability in whatever I make though, I want to have a warehouse or bigger workspace within the next couple years so I can expand my production, more machines, etc.
My full time Monday-Friday job right now is sewing for Chrome Hearts, so being in their facility everyday keeps me motivated right now. I am able to see something already fully developed you could say from the inside out.
Zomb: That’s actually such an insane 9-5 you couldn’t ask for anything better to be honest, what are your plans for the summer and the rest 2023? Anything we should be on the lookout for?
Brenden: I want to have a pop up by the end of 2023, maybe one in LA and one in NY, and i’m going to take my design structure a lot more serious and lock in. You will see more professional photoshoots and lookbooks from me soon too
Zomb: We need the Brendan pop up 100%, tell us a bit about your current brand “hills company” how did you come up with the name and what’s your ultimate goal with hills?
Brenden: my grandma's maiden name was hill so it’s been in the family, but i wanted to move to the hills also when i was younger. I just want it to be a solid brand, have a warehouse, sponsor skaters, drop some tapes on DVD, get them bread. a lot of the products from the brand will be based upon sustainability though definitely
Zomb: That’s honestly why I wanted to spotlight you is because I knew everything came from a genuine source. One of the last questions I had for you is what keeps you sane when you aren’t creating? What holds you down outside of art?
Brenden: i just try to rest and watch movies/listen to music, i definitely go outside into nature a lot. you have to be a little crazy to come up with a good product/result
Zomb: One hundred percent accurate, I think you said it best my friend. One of my last questions for you is who are your top 5 designers in 2023? Who do you consider your top 5 right now? (In no particular order)
Brenden: I like kentuckyboytylers work, i like greg lauren stuff sometimes, i don’t like a lot of high fashion or anything respectfully, they need to be reconstructing/being eco or just doing some thing different. i love any designer or brand that is different/unique or has a plan for themselves
Zomb: Brendan definitely has a taste for the people, before we log off do you have any last words of motivation or shoutouts? The floor is yours.
Brenden: Take as much time as you need, trust your ideas, and follow your dreams. People will project negativity to try to slow you down or stop what you’re doing completely. Shoutout anyone learning a craft or doing what they love.
Zomb: Extremely well said and completely agree one hundred percent. Absolutely gotta stay focused. Huge shoutout to Brendan for taking some time to sit down with us and make sure you keep your eye’s peeled for new drops in 2023!
Follow Brendan: twitter.com/boolinbrenden
Hills Company: www.hillsfleamarket.us/
Written By Zomb Slays: linktr.ee/ZombSlays