Timothy J. Karpinski grew up near the Appalachian Trail in the woods of New Jersey. As time passed, skateboarding and art entered the picture. To this day, Karpinski still spends much of his time building forts, damming streams, skateboarding and making art. Inspiration also comes from his love of music, outer space, typography, yoga, gardening, children’s books, graffiti, and his love of nature and science. In 2004 Karpinski received his BFA focusing in Graphic Design and Painting from Castleton State College in Castleton, VT.