Cara Hugo


June 2022

How long have been drawing on skateboard decks and why did you start in first place?
I’ve loved drawing since I was little, painting on boards when I moved in my new house about two years ago I wanted some cool art for my walls, so I painted some decks to hang, then a few friends wanted some of their own so I made an Instagram for them and here I am today still painting them and absolutely loving it!

Where do you get the inspiration from?
Majority of my boards are customs orders, so a lot of my inspiration comes from my customers, it really pushes me out of my comfort zone when bringing a customers idea to life and I’ve ended up painting a lot of things I wouldn’t even think of painting which I love.

What was your strangest/funniest design request?
It would definitely have to be a custom I did for an Aussie icon, Willem Powerfish (YouTube/Instagram personality) it was a cartoon of him laying in a bed of raw chooks (chickens).

Which skate brand do you like from a design perspective?
Passport is one of my favourites, their board designs always stand out and make you look twice.

Which artists do you follow and why?
I’ve followed @sindysinn for along time now and absolutely love his work, he paints a lot of skulls which are my favourite to paint and I see a lot of his murals around where I live which is rad. Another artist I follow and love is @Vesper.creations, she’s and amazing Aboriginal artist. Her pieces are educational to Australian culture and all look so beautiful.

What does skateboarding mean to you?
I love the culture surrounding skateboarding, it can be a way to unwind or a way bring people together.

If you could interview any person, who would it be and why?
Andre 3000, mainly because Hey Ya! is my all time favourite song and also he just seems like he’s be a fun time.

Cara Hugo aka boardtodeath_