Established in 2012, Dekni Creations is taking skateboard and gear design to a new level. The brand features laser engraved skateboards, apparel and accessories with original art and illustration.
Dekni Creations starts with plain wood skate decks, and then carefully burns them with a laser to cause color gradation and form intricate designs.
Founders and long-time friends, Chad Markey and Mason Taylor, originally began by experimenting with a small hobby laser. However, it could only handle a small piece of wood at a time, so the artists resorted to chopping their boards into pieces small enough to work with. They soon realized the potential of their new found method, invested in an industrial size laser, and began transferring their artwork onto full skateboard decks.
They have since developed a flourishing brand and have had an amazing response from their customers. “The brand represents skate life, community, art and creativity,” says Markey. “A collective of skaters, snowboarders and surfers came together to express their passion through laser technology.”
Dekni’s ingenuity has quickly propelled them into the industry. The brand offers laser engraving to other companies; so far they have worked with Hurley, Sector 9, Arbor, Insight, Fallen, Mystery and Zero.
All of Dekni’s products are laser engraved including leather insignia found on their hats and apparel.
Dekni recently released a new line of iPhone cases that come in creative designs on mahogony, walnut and maple.
You can get your own board, Dekni brand clothing and accessories at www.deknicreations.com. All products are made in the USA.