Custom/DIY artists for Miao and Mousubi
 
 
Estria began spray painting in Hawaii in 1984 and has painted hundreds of murals.  He was a major leader of the "Golden Age" of graffiti (1980's) in San Francisco, pioneering painting techniques of characters and scenes.  He is one of the remaining few who continue to reinvent the medium, and push for legitimacy of the art form.

Estria is the originator of the stencil tip, a modified cap used by graffiti writers worldwide to create thin airbrush-like lines.  Estria has painted in Peru, Italy, Mexico, Japan, Honduras, New York, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Charlotte and San Francisco.

Estria is currently creating screen prints for Hip Hop concerts.  Hip Hop is now mid-30's, and the graffiti element of the movement is just beginning to be recognized as a canon by universities and museums.  However, the visual fine art of Hip Hop is still a very new development. 

Samurai Graphix is a custom screen-printing company in San Leandro, California, founded by Estria in 2007 to serve local businesses, bands and schools.  This business is growing well.

Prior to founding Samurai Graphix, Estria founded Tumis Design in Oakland, California.  Tumis develops graphic communications and web applications for non-profits and foundations.

Estria's mural clients include Sega America, MTV, Toyota, McKesson Corporation, Nokia, the Mills Corporation, President Clinton, McDonald's, Oakland Museum, Alameda County and the cities of Oakland and San Francisco. 

Estria co-founded Visual Element, the EastSide Arts Alliance's free mural workshop that develops youth into the voice of the people.  Estria has over 27 years of community service.

Since 1993 he has taught classes and lectured at universities on graffiti's social and political impact.  He garnered national attention with his arrest for graffiti in 1994; appearing in CNN, the San Francisco Chronicle and Examiner, and the National Enquirer.