Hans "HAKS 180" Schmitter 

Born in Iowa in 1970, Hans was raised in Middlebury Vermont, where he dreamed a life in New York ever since seeing the Hip Hop documentary Wild Style on PBS in 1984. His dream finally came true when he moved to the City in 1996 and immersed himself in Hip Hop/Graffiti culture while working as a graphic designer. After 13 years of the New York grind and experiencing all the joy and pain, love and heartbreak and general ass kickings the city had to offer, Hans moved out of the city to do some traveling and continues to do so. He currently maintains a home base in Vermont where he is a sometimes freelance graphic designer/new school flyer king, part time snowboarder/ sledding professional and a full time artist, among other things.