Floyd The Lion is a Persian cat with a lion heart and a product line that includes clothing as soft as his fur and products as cool as his cat vibes.
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Mark Kowalchuk is a Canadian illustrator and graphic artist based out of Calgary, Alberta. Mark is co-founder of Artschool Skateboards and Bowlin’ Pins and is an acclaimed artist in the snowboard and skateboard world. He is also one of the kindest and hardworking people we know! As you can see, Mark is the go-to artist for all Floyd The Lion graphics and branding.
Susie Florosis one of Floyd's moms and is literally Floyd The Lion's founder though she and the lion found each other when he showed off playing as a kitten and fell asleep on her shoe. Susie is originally from Rhinebeck, New York and has traveled the world through a 15 year career in snowboarding where she worked as a freelance photographer and writer, Associate Editor for Snowboarder Magazine, Burton Women's Team Manager and Editor in Chief for Snowboard Magazine. Susie has called New York, Oregon, California and Vermont home and now resides in Colorado where she lives with Floyd & his other mom,Cami Garrison.
Susie most recently worked as Content Production Manager at Green Chef and Studio Operations Manager at HelloFresh where she combined her love of creative work and good food, meeting strict daily & weekly deadlines. In 2019 Floros spun 360 into the freelance world again and created her own business, specialized in writing, photography, social media, and project management.
Documenting Floyd has been an instinct from the day the two met. Susie combined her love of photography & writing with Floyd's love of hamming it up and the rest, as they say, is history. Floyd The Lion, the brand, is an outlet for Susie to work with Floyd and friends to create fun content and products that revolve around her favorite fluffy guy. She loves that Floyd brings positivity to the world and that they can give back through philanthropic partnerships.
Natasza Zurek is a mom of two, full-time artist, and avid trail runner living in BC, Canada.
In her past life she enjoyed epic powder turns all over the globe as a professional snowboarder, and for 20 years she helped shape and define the progression of women’s snowboarding. Now, in her new iteration, ever the curious-kitty that she is; Natasza continues her exploration and pushes the boundaries with her paint brush.
Natasza’s art is an expression of her appreciation of nature, as well as the mundane and mystical human experiences. It is her soul purpose to use the visual language as a tool of connection bridging the inner world with the outer world, and thus making a positive contribution to our shared experience.
Brooklyn, New York based artist Maria Calandra is the visionary behind Pencil in the Studio, a project she started in 2011. Here she collaborates with artists in their studios, makes a drawing of their space, and talks with them about their life and work. She received her MFA from Cornell University in 2006 and has shown in both New York City and across the United States with recent solo exhibitions at Sardine Gallery in New York and Sierra Nevada College in Nevada. Maria has been featured in Time Out NY,The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. She is a lover of all animals, especially very fluffy cats.
Lucas Beaufortand his beloved dog@grenouille_the_pug call Cannes, South of France home. Lucas is best known through the bright, playful creatures he paints on snowboarding and skateboarding photos found in magazines like Thrasher. Lucas brings new life to each image his creative mind meets including this Floyd piece.
Nick Russian is primarily known as one of the original artists used to create graphic designs for Mervin Manufacturing's Lib Tech snowboards, and more recently for various female Gnu snowboard models. Nick's art is influenced from being a longtime skateboarder and cat lover. He continues to create arton a regular basis living on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington state.
Angela Terrell grew up in a small town in the heart of Wisconsin with a love of all things art. She loves her vintage Chandler & Price 10”x15” letterpress, green colored pencils, pillows, hooded sweatshirts, chai tea, olives, orchids, all things French, and of course, squirrels! You might find her at Steuben’s or coasting along on a cruiser board with her ridiculously cute dog Juno. Angela received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in graphic design from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. After college, she road-tripped to sunny Colorado and has resided in Denver for the last twelve years.