Beeple is Mike Winkelmann, a graphic designer from Charleston, SC, USA who does a variety of digital artwork including short films, Creative Commons VJ loops, everydays and VR / AR work. After he began releasing a set of widely used Creative Commons VJ loops, he has since worked on concert visuals for Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, Justin Bieber, One Direction, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Eminem, Zedd, deadmau5 and many more.
Beeple’s client list includes Apple, Louis Vuitton, Samsung, Space X, Nike, Coca-Cola, Adobe, HP, Sony Pictures, Pepsi, NBC and many more. He is also one the originators of the “everyday” movement in 3D graphics having done a picture every single day for the last 12+ years.
Beeple was first introduced to NFTs in October 2020 and credits Pak for providing his first “primer” on selling NFTs. Everydays: the First 5000 Days, a collage of images from his “Everydays” series, sold for $69,400,000 on March 12, 2021, making it the seventh most expensive artwork by a living artist.