Mark Paul Deren
Mark Paul Deren (born June 23, 1980), more commonly known as MADSTEEZ, is an artist and designer based in California.
His visual style has attracted clients such as Nike, Inc., Target Corporation, Red Bull, Boost Mobile, Honda, Boosted, Volkswagen, MCA Records, Interscope Records, Stüssy, Evisu, Ben Sherman, Capita Snowboards, Armada Skis, Rusty, Salomon, Lemonade Magazine, Wallin Surfboards, ActivEmpire, ActionSports Group, So Sweet Records, 411VM, Palace 5ive, and Bl!SSS Magazine.
In 2006, under his moniker "MADSTEEZ", Deren made an exclusive content deal with cellular company Boost Mobile, "offering its youth wireless customers an opportunity to own a piece of limited edition artwork on their Boost Mobile phone for a fraction of the gallery price."
Madsteez has received recognition in the following publications and websites: The New York Times, Flaunt, Dazed and Confused, Nylon, Black Book, Vapors, Paper, Mass Appeal, Death and Taxes, Time Out, Stuff, URB, Vice, Apparel News, AlternativePress, Happy, SG, Get On, XLR8R, Lemonade, OC Weekly, 411, Riviera, woostercollective.com, thefader.com, dorkmag.com, knowngallery.com, highsnobiety.com and boostedmobile.com.
- "The Jolt of Spray Paint on Snow". The New York Times. November 10, 2005.
- Higgs Phillip (November 10, 2005), "The Jolt of Spray Paint on Snow", The New York Times
- Meisner Jill (October 31, 2006), Boost Mobile and Madsteez Align to Offer New Art Medium For Youth, ecoustistics.com