Cabal Crafted Team

Cabal studio is made up of a tightly knit team eager to create connections to meaning and humanity through our objects, with the hope that it may also contribute a lens to creating connections to meaning and humanity with people.


Alicia Marie Cabal

Admin / Scheduling / Rest Monitor

Bio Soon



Intern / Project Management

Cabal Crafted Team Tony Nguyen

You'll know him when you see him. Tony (Ynot) Nguyen is a full-time student of dad-level jokes who sometimes reads about Marketing at his host institution, the University of California Riverside. Immersed in the world of fashion for his entire life, Tony has experience reselling secondhand designer products at the Los Angeles consignment store Horror Vacuo. 

Currently, Tony is helping to manage projects at Cabal studio - specifically working to broaden Cabal's network and stockists to the OC region. 

What To Ask Tony When You See Him: 

Can you tell me a dad-joke?

What are the best unknown food finds in  Orange County?



Intern / Media

Justin Chan Cabal Crafted Team

Sometimes he's high energy sometimes he's a sloth but Justin Chan is full time lame-o. He's got 4 years of experience behind a camera in the form of portraiture and editorial photography with a focus of connecting photos to emotions. He has worked with people near and far including youtubers, models, and artistic creatives all over the west coast, but primarily in Los Angeles.

Currently, Justin helps with the production of media in the form of photos and video which help promote Cabal Crafted in a way which is true to the ethos. Aka check out our youtube soon it should be pretty "lit!".

What to ask Justin when you see him:

Where do you find your memes?




Intern / Craft / Traditional Tool Preservation

He's a bit hard to notice sometimes, but John Paul Ngo can often be found sporting a turtleneck of some sort with an unintentional goal of emulating video game producer and icon Hideo Kojima. He's got a long experience as a craftsperson with more than half a decade of experience as a character designer who always strove to make deep and meaningful creations as a way of preserving his interpretation of the people and world around him with a bit of artistic flair.

Currently, John sometimes acts as the person (and snarky voice) behind the lens of the Cabal Crafted instagram stories and helps make captions for product posts.

What to ask John when you see him:

Can you teach me some Japanese Yakuza terminology?

When's the last time you slept?



Founder / Design / Craft

Walter was born in the Philippines, is of Filipino / Japanese heritage, and immigrated to the US before kindergarten mastering english as a second language. Walter gravitates toward the deep end of the pool. Many times he finds that depth in his conversations with people and many other times he finds it in the long silences reflecting and designing at Cabal Crafted studio. 

He earned his BA in Philosophy from the University of California, Riverside.

His ideas on culture from the perspective of design and craft have been published physically, digitally, and been given through a colloquium at the university level through Maker's Movement, Ekstasis Magazine, and La Sierra University respectively. 

Walter founded Cabal Crafted in late 2014.






Alumni / Handcraft

Kelly Skove Cabal Crafted