Jamie M. Lynn is one of the most universally respected, iconic snowboarders of all time. His influence can be seen everywhere in snowboarding, from the way we ride, to the way we think about the art that covers our boards.
In the early nineties he brought a power and style to riding mountains that directly shaped the direction and nature of the sport’s evolution. Drawing inspiration from skate legends like Neil Blender and Mark Gonzales, he was the first snowboarder to create his own graphics for his pro-model board, and continues to do so to this day. His artistic aesthetic has influenced countless young, aspiring artists over the last two decades.
Snowboarding, like its siblings skateboarding and surfing, is so much more than a sport: it’s a form of creative physical expression that is as much a dance as it is a sport. And while some push the sport’s progression by conquering bigger jumps, steeper mountains and new rotations of the body, others contribute to the culture with stylish riding and creative expression.
In snowboarding, nobody exemplifies this contribution both to the physical act and the creative expression more than Jamie Lynn.
Emerging in the early 1990s as the talented upstart of the new school freestyle revolution, Lynn had it all: pretty-boy good looks to make a girl’s heart burst, technical tricks smooth enough to make a boy’s brain melt, and a Method stylish enough to make a grown man cry.
And to top off all this, he had the talent with the brush. Blue-skinned nudes, trippy cats, rolling waves of snow and surf are the trademark motifs that have defined the look of Lib Tech Snowboards during Lynn’s 20-year collaboration with the brand, both as pro rider and graphic artist.