Decamping to Dayton, Ohio, to start their fledgling DIY skate brand set Mike Hill and Chris Carter apart from their Cali-based competitors early on. Founded in 1990, Alien Workshop would go on to become one of the most influential names in the game, thanks in large part to the artistic tone set by Mike Hill. Now the company’s Creative Director/Lead Designer, Hill is getting a bit of overdue recognition through a collaboration with Vans Syndicate, a project that finds Hill finishing the Authentic Pro “S” and Sk8-Hi Pro Boot “S” with numerous personal touches. Additionally, his friend Jason Dill, just signed on to the Vans Pro Skate team, recently weighed in on his friend’s contributions to the skate world. Check out the video below.