Born in 1969 in El Paso, Texas, two-time EMMY award winning artist Sake, began his art career with inspiration from New York City’s subway graffiti. In 1982, Sake became one of the first graffiti artists in California. Sake, the last in a long list of nom de plumes, with his stylized lettering and characters inspired hundreds of kids across San Diego County to pick up the spray can as a medium to create art. Sake's reputation as a serious artist grew out of respect for his technical skill, creating his first portrait with spray paint in 1986. In 1991, he won two EMMY awards for his spray paint work for the Fox network. Since then, Sake has also been a featured artist on national and local television and news segments, published in various art magazines both in the US and abroad, contributed to and filmed in documentaries and interviewed and read in a variety of periodicals and works including the book, ‘The History of American Graffiti’.