At the core of my being lies both
an athlete and artist.
Being in my thirties I still believe I could make an NBA roster if just given the perfect opportunity. The problem is that I’m in my mid 30’s, with a very low field goal percentage – except for when I’m taking my daughter to the bucket. She’s 2 years old and quickly gaining ground. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned in life, it’s Don’t Stop Believin’ – courtesy of the band Journey.
Grafletics is a Sportswear Brand I founded in December of 2013. I’ve formed key partnerships with media personalities, creatives, and social media influencers to grow the brand organically here in Portland.
In May of 2015 I launched the Grafletics Locker Room, located inside Boys Fort. It’s an experiential retail space that I use as an outlet for sales, events, brand building and consumer feedback. The store is decked out with vintage lockers that have been refurbished and given new life to create a one-of-a-kind retail experience.
Aesthetically the line is a blend of modern-retro design which I believe to be timeless in nature. My aim is to further the connection between people and sport by producing products that are authentic, tell a story, and enable people to represent a piece of themselves to the world.
Some of Rick’s Work Available at Boys Fort: