We had the good fortune of connecting with Nathan Ball and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Nathan, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
It seems that when a higher level of risk is involved, a greater long-term outcome is always the result. I say this because even if a high risk decision does not work out, there is much more to learn from high risk situations than there is from conservative ones.
This is why I view all risks as opportunities to grow and I approach each of them with the highest level of confidence I can.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am a clothing designer and creative director for several projects. The most prevalent project is UNSHOOK®, where clothing is designed for those who embrace the storm, UNSHOOK is my most passionate project to operate because it’s been able to touch people on a deep level and prove that art is merely a vehicle to open up essential conversations.
Being that I’ve been designer for and running UNSHOOK for over three years now, the main thing that I’ve learned is that times are forever changing, people are forever changing, so the business must also evolve. Every day is a new opportunity to connect with more people and make a positive impact on the world.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Gotta eat over at Convoy with places like Tajima or North Park with spots like Gelati & Peccati. Ocean Beach and Mission Beach is a great hang out spot and if you’re in need of a great creative space then Hendo Studios is waiting for you.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My brother and amazing creative talent Ryan Joseph is most responsible for the place I’m in today. The way he is so hard on his own work is the driving force for his rapid improvement and I’ve learned a lot about developing as an artist from him. @the_ryan_joseph
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