Who would have thought that a person with such a turbulent past would have created Element. Whether or not it was his destiny, it took passion and perseverance to discover it. Passionate skateboarder since he was four years old, Johnny Schillereff was a teenager with few points of reference: nature, art and skateboarding. After a long difficult period, Johnny consciously made the decision to change his life and to take advantage of his strong passion for skateboarding. It was then that his "Elementality" began to take shape and nothing would have been as before.
Since its humble beginnings (1992), Element has been nourished with passion and an unwavering dedication to make a positive difference. The tree continues to grow respecting its deepest roots and embraces the world of skateboarding and the lifestyle that revolves around it. From team managers to advocates, and from product to marketing, Element includes all those who have given themselves the mission to drive, not stay in the slipstream, and leave a footprint deep enough to make the world a better place.