Interview with Shoe Customizers of Diversitile Custom Clothing

I recently caught up with the creative minds behind Diversitile Custom Clothing after they had just been knocked out of the Clash of the Customizers despite a strong showing each round.

State your name, age, where you are from and or grew up?

Chris Campbell, 24 grew up in Cocoa Fl. Richard Gordon, 24 grew up in Fort Lauderdale. John Terramoccia, 25 grew up in Fort Lauderdale.

What if any art based education have you had?

Graduated with B.A. Animation degree (Chris), B.A. Graphic Design/Digital Media Degree (Richard), and Studio B.F.A Art degree (John).

When did you start and what got you into customizing?

In early summer of 07 Chris had a friend that owned a clothing store that wanted something different to attract customers. So the owner contracted him to paint on shoes. Then in the fall of 2007 Chris gathered togther a group of fellow artists and presented to them his idea to make a business out of hand painting shoes.

Is customizing a full time gig? If not what pays the bills?

Unfortunately customizing is not a full time gig yet, but all three of us pay the bills doing various freelance jobs in our fields.


Custom Dr. Doom Nike Dunks were created by Diversitile earlier this year. This version 2.0 is very similar except for a few small changes: more action shots of Dr. Doom and these are cool in the dark. Read on to see what I mean about the dark.

Diversitile’s Website

Diversitile: Dreamscape I & II

Quietly and slowly over the past year a customizer by the name Diversitile has been making a name for himself the right way. That right way has been through original designs that are fresh and imaginative. Based out of Orlando, Florida Diversitile released his “Dreamscape I” Dunk high last December. Here it is described in his own words:

Theses shoes were just a visual representation of one of the artist’s dreams and was conveyed with the color pattern of a coral reef. The shoes were a fun project from start to finish, simple but crazy.

I especially love the fade on the swoosh. The white around the toe panel is awkward but somehow works. Others obviously liked them as well because Diversitile made a second version with green around the back heel, a brighter coral reef pattern, AND glow in the dark ability on the back panels of the coral reef pattern. Be sure to check Diversitile’s site if you want a pair.

Diversitile’s Website

Diversitile’s MySpace

Dreamscape I
Dreamscape I
Dreamscape II
Dreamscape II

Glow in the dark pics after the jump!