We had the good fortune of connecting with Dylan Glover and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dylan, can you share a quote or affirmation with us?
“I’m gonna do it all, right now.” – Tony Alva
I’ve lived my life by this quote since I started skateboarding around 10 years old. I fill my day with challenges. How many things can I get done today? It’s a ‘carpe diem’ that everyone can understand. Do as many things as you can, without going crazy — It’ll be much more fun. Push your limits of what you can do and achieve.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I consider myself a polymath, someone whose knowledge spans a substantial number of subjects, known to draw on complex bodies of knowledge to solve specific problems.
I immerse myself in the things that interest me most. YouTube and I taught myself coding in the 5th grade which later resulted in me earning my Bachelors of Arts in Interactive Media & Web development. I found for me, music is one of the most powerful inspirational stimulates, so 8 years ago a went ahead and started producing underground house music events, which later got me into DJing, writing tracks and designing artwork for some of top cutting edge artists in tech-house. On top of all that I’m a hobby horticulturist — I grow my own cannabis as well as other fruits and vegetables throughout the year. If I’m into something, I go all in.
My mindset sets me part from most. As soon as you realize that everyone has the same toolbox as you, you’re destined to succeed. Knowledge barriers keep people away from complex systems and machines. I embrace them, because I know with a little time, everything becomes clear, and what others will quit and turn away from, I know puts me at an advantage when I have full comprehension of the subject.
From building my own creative agency from the ground up, to starting a house music lifestyle brand, I challenge myself to push meaningful design to an engineer level. Design with radical intention and affordances.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
LA is a city of fashion and when my friends come to town they always ask me to take them shopping.The boutique shops in this LA compare to Tokyo in their attention to detail. Dover Street Market, Commonwealth, Bodega, Virgil Normal, BrainDead, Lot Stock & Barrel, and Union LA all curate some of the best mens street fashion in the US.
So much of LA is connected to design and aesthetic. Even the restaurants have connections to designers. I’d take my friends to some of my favorite spots which include but not limited to: Hippo (Highland Park), Broken Mouth (Downtown), Kouraku (Little Tokyo), Coco Curry Ichibanya, La Scala (Beverly Hills).
After food, it’s time to party. The after hour scene in DTLA was the place to be (pre-covid) — it’s only a matter of time before we all dance again to see the sun come up. There’s only a few cities in the US that can compare to energy of well produced DTLA late night party.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
To all the strong women in my life and my life partner Dana for giving me strength and love.
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