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Team Intro

NameRoleSocialBackgroundStatusBio
🇺🇸  Jeff Staple
Co-Creator / Chief Flock Officer
Staple PigeonReed Art DepartmentReed Space
Current Team Member
Jeff Staple is a creative visionary with work encompassing graphic design, fashion design, footwear design, and brand marketing. He is the founder of the REED ART DEPARTMENT (f.k.a. Staple Design) and has worked on creative projects ranging from startup brands to Fortune 100 companies. Jeff founded STAPLE in 1997, the NY-based pioneering streetwear brand with the now infamous “Pigeon” logo. He also founded experiential lifestyle boutique, REED SPACE in 2002.
🇨🇦  Benny Giang
Co-Creator / Product
Dapper LabsCryptoKittiesNBA Top ShotThe FabricantFuture Primitive
Current Team Member
Benny is a founding team member of CryptoKitties, the first NFT project to launch on Ethereum in 2017. Since the formation of Dapper Labs he has taken on many different roles from building the earliest NFT community in Asia to launching several core projects such as Cheeze Wizards, Dapper Wallet, and NBA Top Shot. During his tenure at Dapper Labs he also helped release the most iconic digital fashion project IRIDESCENCE in collaboration with The Fabricant. Benny is now working with creators, artists, and brands within the Web 3 space.
🇺🇸  Steve Jang
Co-Creator, Advisor
Kindred VenturesBitskiZoraFuture Primitive
Current Team Member
Steve is the founder of Kindred Ventures and a co-founder of Bitski, a NFT commerce and wallet platform. He is an early investor at 100+ startups and now public companies including Coinbase, Uber, Blue Bottle Coffee, Poshmark and earliest advisor or investor in crypto protocols including DyDx Protocol, Braintrust, Mina Protocol, Goldfinch, Zora, and Set Protocol. Back in the day, he was the co-creator of SoundTracking and imeem, two of the leading digital music streaming apps on mobile. For the culture, Steve has produced music videos for artists like J Dilla and The Strokes, as well as currently executive producing art and technology documentary films, like the upcoming Nam June Paik and Ethereum documentaries.
🇺🇸  B. Thom
Art / Creative
Miracle SeltzerMarc JacobsParadise GalleryV1 GalleryThe Journal Gallery
Current Team Member
B. Thom Stevenson is a multifaceted artist that who's practice explores the use of language as imagery, and pictures as tools of communication. In September 2019, with Jason S. Wright, Stevenson founded Miracle Seltzer, a Fluxus-inspired consumer product and lifestyle brand. His recent book J.I.C. Survival Manual, a reference book for surviving in the post-Internet world, is published by Family Books, Los Angeles. Stevenson has recently shown at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen, The Journal Gallery, New York, and Sow & Tailor in LA. He holds a BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design.
🇺🇸  AC
Community / Marketing
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Warner Music Group
Current Team Member
AC comes from a digital marketing background with over 10 years experience at companies including labels at Warner Music Group creating digital strategy and content rollout for artists spanning all genres from Alesso to Dua Lipa and Roddy Ricch. He has been fascinated with the crypto space since 2014 and has pivoted to working marketing and strategy for interesting projects in the space.
🇺🇸  joerilla
Community / Marketing
PhatkapsConcrete MagazineBischoff Hervey EntertainmentFlockWithUs
Current Team Member
joerilla is the Archives/Historian for STAPLEVERSE. He has been a die-hard, vocal, advocate of the brand Staple Pigeon while holding the title of the world's largest collection of Staple Pigeon. joerilla considers himself an artist in all mediums of art, from visuals, audio & design along with his gonzo style of journalism has worked with key figures in the culture from JeffStaple, Nipsey Hussle, Jason Hervey, bun b, the Clipse, Yelawolf, and is currently Creative Director for Phatkaps Nashville. His oneness with his own pursuit of spirituality keeps him present and grounded in the fact that he is always a student of creative space and believes, it's no longer about the stuff that you make but about the stories, you tell.
🇨🇦  Alanah Lam
Product Designer / Graphic design
Future PrimitiveRefractionDAO
Current Team Member
🇨🇦  jw
Full Stack Developer
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Top Secret Startup
Current Team Member
jw has been building software for the better part of a decade. When he’s not writing rock-solid smart contracts or designing distributed systems, you can usually find him reading, honing his coffee-brewing abilities, or dabbling in film photography.
🇨🇦  jkyuan
Front-End Developer
Dapper Labs
Current Team Member
jkyuan was a front end developer previously at Dapper Labs. Currently building more cool things with some frens in the web3 space
🇨🇦 Raymond Huynh
Full Stack Developer
MyplanetSemios
Current Team Member
🇺🇸  Druzy Downs
Front-End Developer / Animation
Future Primitive
Current Team Member
🇺🇸  Sweet P
Copywriter / Lore / Creative
Top Secret Startup
Current Team Member
Sweet P has a background in brand marketing for fashion brands and a lifetime of experience exploring the art of storytelling through media including, but by no means limited to, dancing, doodling, writing, designing, and now, the Metaverse.
🇦🇺  lochie
Design, Front-End Developer
Top Secret Startup
Moved on to other projects
lochie is a multidisciplinary swiss-army knife, designing and building projects from the ground up.
🇨🇦  hwrdtm
Full Stack Developer
AmazonDapper LabsCryptoKittiesNBA Top Shot
Moved on to other projects
hwrdtm is a full stack developer with a passion for bringing ideas to life with a high degree of technical quality. Previously at Dapper Labs, he led the development of the Offers feature for CryptoKitties by writing smart contracts and designing scalable and robust backend architectures, and also led a team of engineers to build payment systems for NBA Top Shot using Dapper Wallet. He currently continues to hone his engineering chops at global scale at Amazon.