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About the artist!

Hello! Thank you for visiting my site and viewing all my masks! This is how it all began!

​I started playing on a Rec Hockey team in Drumheller in 2007 and wanted to get a custom painted mask. I looked through eBay and found a listing for one by Deb Mason in Michigan . I asked her how the process worked through several emails and my interest grew and grew. I began practicing on old mask shells, wood planks and anything I could get my hands on with a starter airbrush kit that Deb kindly set me up with. Now I paint all my own masks for myself and end up sporting quite a few different designs throughout the season!

In 2007/2008 I entered a Design a Goalie Mask contest for the IIHF World Juniors for Team Canada. Myself and another winner from Canada won out of roughly 1500 entries! Steve Mason, former goalie for the Blue Jackets, Flyers and Jets, wore my design and Canada went on to win gold! Seeing a mask that I designed on TV only strengthened my love of airbrushing and designing goalie masks!

I attended SAIT in Calgary, Alberta for a Graphic Communications and Print Technology diploma course which I graduated from in 2012. This course helped strengthen my designing skills using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and gave me a better understanding of how to make the designs flow smoothly. As for my airbrushing skills I am mostly self taught but I have had lots of excellent tips and help from some really great airbrushing friends along the way! I use Createx and Wicked brand paints since I do all of my painting from home.

In early 2014 I began the process of getting even closer to my dream of painting masks for a living, I started my business 'Schinny Custom Designs'. I've been airbrushing full time ever since and I haven't looked back once. I’ve had amazing customers and a very supportive family to help my dream grow. So far my greatest accomplishment has been getting several masks into the WHL. I've painted for the Lethbridge Hurricanes, Swift Current Broncos, Medicine Hat Tigers, Kamloops Blazers, Tri City Americans, Moose Jaw Warriors, Calgary Hitmen and Regina Pats. ​My biggest goal would be to get a mask that I've airbrushed into the NHL one day. For now, I'm more than happy painting for my fellow goalies of all ages and skill levels!

I look forward to what the future brings and meeting all my future customers! 


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