Chrome Ball Incident has an interview with the definitive designer / artist Don Pendleton up on their site. Besides art and design, Don talks about his early days as a sponsored skater, pretty interesting stuff, especially as you might only know his work as the Alien and later Element designer, not him as a skater.
This interview is also a great insight into Don's time in the industry and veering towards the outskirts of it. He shares his thoughts on the working conditions and ethics of the artistic side of the skateboard industry in the past and what it is today. One of the most original and fascinating designers ever to put their art on skateboards- really, you should take the time and READ this, even though it's not a video clip where you sit and watch while the soundtracks goes in one ear and out the other.