Hi-Desert Creative was founded when long time friends Martín Mancha and Cole Gibson decided to join creative forces. Like many other local businesses, our journey started as simply a “what if” conversation over drinks and under the awe-inspiring desert sky. Around eight years ago we both left our old lives behind when we moved from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree. Though we didn’t know it at the time we had lived less than five miles from each other in Santa Monica, only to simultaneously relocate to the same neighborhood in Joshua Tree. Soon after moving here we met in the National Park while rock climbing, a passion we both share, and our friendship was born.
Our professional backgrounds are strikingly similar, as we each worked in LA within our respective fields for over a decade. Martín is a successful, art director, designer, web developer and artist working with such companies as Luko Designs and PIC Agency. Cole directed a handful of award winning documentaries and produced video content for a wide variety of clients such as The Travel Channel, Discovery and Beachbody.
Separately, we’re respected artists and professionals. Together, we’re a innovative powerhouse ready to go to work for your business.
We are Hi-Desert Creative.
“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.”
– Edward Abbey