Ryan Cocca is an illustrator, photographer and writer based in Durham, NC. As an undergraduate at UNC, he opened Franklin Street’s first and only streetwear store and clothing line, Thrill City, for which he was the lead designer. In the span of three years, Ryan’s illustrations and products were featured in the New York Times and Sports Illustrated, on ESPN2, and on numerous online outlets like Yahoo!, Deadspin, The Fader, and Complex. Ryan oversees Nugget’s visual identity and brand voice, taking inspiration from online, direct-to-consumer brands like Casper and Harry’s, and books like Tintin and Where The Wild Things Are.
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The energy, passion, and enthusiasm that I witnessed, has now been rekindled in me.- 2016 Hopscotcher
Sept 6-7, 2018 | Raleigh, NC