Living and working out of Los Angeles, Art has been involved with the fashion industry and its business development in North-America and Europe for over twenty years.

Once he obtained his Master’s degree in Sociology and International Business at the ‘University of Amsterdam’, The Netherlands in 1990, Art moved to Paris to work for the Dutch designer label Alexander van Slobbe. After this experience (1994), he stayed in Paris for five more years working for Maison Martin Margiela and John Richmond before moving to New York and accepting the position of Vice-President for BBK Distribution.  

Prior to setting up his own venture in late 2009, Art spent his past eight years at ‘Staff USA, Inc.’, sister company of ‘Diesel USA’ within the group ‘Only The Brave’, in the position of Vice-President and Sr. Director of Sales for designer labels Marc Jacobs Men, Maison Martin Margiela, Viktor & Rolf and Dsquared2.

At Staff USA, Inc. his responsibilities encompassed the overall business development for all labels, including three retail operations for Maison Martin Margiela. Upon his departure for Los Angeles, Staff USA, Inc. ranked the second most profitable subsidiary in the group. 

Art is a specialist in Brand Development Strategies, Marketing Planning and Strategies, Product Merchandising and Retail Operations.