Randy Cardona grew up in Aptos, California and is strongly influenced by the natural beauty of the California coast and the urban color of metropolitan centers from San Francisco to Santa Barbara and from Hong Kong to Zurich. The influence of his father who was an art and design buff was enormous - exposing him to weekend museum visits and spontaneous architecture walks from a young age. Between attending Cabrillo College, Rhode Island School of Design, Cal Poly SLO and finally Academy of Art University, he has traveled extensively and is ceaselessly inspired by compelling architecture, fashion, food, design, and art. Beyond the small coastal town of Aptos, he has lived in northern Sweden, London, San Francisco and Hong Kong - where his exposure to a concentrated hub of art, design and architecture drove him to return to his childhood passion for creativity. He has been drawing since the age of three, painting since 2003 and designing products since 2013.