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Steve Verdoorn
Production Artist

Where did you grow up?
Rochester, Minnesota and Raleigh, NC (one year). Also did a lot of growing up in Duluth, MN, in my college era.

Interests? Hobbies? Do you even have any?
Riding, skiing, fishing, BWCA, live music, being outside, brewing beer, art, design, photography

Who do you think you are, anyway?
Who the hell are you?

Top ten factoids about you that even your co-workers may not know. Go.

  1. Used to draw warplanes while in church.
  2. Also known in some circles as “Grand Master Portage.”
  3. Can be quick-witted 1 in 10 times.
  4. 100% Dutch.
  5. Once caught a paddlefish.
  6. Big fan of Van Gogh. It’s always the crazy ones.
  7. Ski Bum in a previous life.
  8. “Managed” a movie theater.
  9. Worked on a golf course. Think Carl Spackler here.
  10. Waited tables for 6 years to support my various habits.
  11. Once worked as a deckhand on a cruise ship.
  12. Knows the Virgil Ward theme song by heart.

Who or what influences your behavior and why?
Standley “Bear” Oswlally, Jerry Garcia, Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, VanGogh, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Arie Verdoorn, Butch Verdoorn, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Rick Griffin, Jim Morrison (I like his I don’t give a fuck attitude), Enginerds, (they make the cool shit I ride). The early voyageurs. The first person who decided to slide down the hill on two pieces of wood strapped to their feet. Creative people such as musicians, writers, designers, photographers, designers, engineers.

What would you say your job is around here?
I help Andy Wood make weird shit and make some of my own weird shit for people to look at. It’s all about the visuals man.

One sentence to say what you want to. Go.
“Saul Bass that shit.”—A. Wood. Or one of my favorite Garcia Quotes: “You do not merely want to be considered just the best of the best. You want to be considered the only ones who do what you do.”

[Good lord, this group has the worst time following simple requests. –ed.]