In the beginning, I just wanted to showcase amazing, creative work and publish interviews with the creators. After producing the first two issues in Italy while working for Benetton, I moved back to Brooklyn and partnered with fellow Pratt Institute alumnus Ed Zipco. Together we worked to develop Chief into a multi-media brand.
Needless to say, the activities of Chief have required the hard work and dedication of dozens of individuals, all of whom donated their time and energy. I’d like to thank everyone I worked with to grow Chief over the years and particularly Jacquline Lewis and Amanda Scigaj. Most sincerely, thank you. You are family.
I have so many truly unforgettable memories from those years… like the time we had Maggie Lee’s birthday party on the Dobbin rooftop and 600 people showed up. Or the time Tommy the Naked Man stopped by the office and left a stain on one of our chairs... Ninjasonik’s album release party at the Music Hall, the mud wrestling party, Chief's anniversary auction at 3rd Ward, art exhibitions at The Arm, that loading dock turned rooftop jam on Roebling, the home-made Sparks experiment, all those late night drinking/brainstorming sessions… I am blessed to have shared those moments with an incredible Chief family.
In 2009, I closed Chief and its subsidiaries to pursue other opportunities.
It was a wild ride.
RIP CHIEF, 2006 - 2009
DJ Dirty Finger
The Death Set
Matt and Kim
and hundreds more.