Meet Aj Dimarucot and Jayson Atienza, two Filipino artist who made it to the NBA’s top 15 list of Vince Carter tributes

By Nicole Ganglani | Photo by JC Gellidon/Unsplash

Two Filipino artists, AJ Dimarucot and Jayson Atienza, made it to the NBA’s top 15 list of Vince Carter tributes. The NBA’s tribute to Carter is called “Thank You Vince,” which the league launched on July 8  to pay homage to the eight-time NBA All Star. 



NBA’s Vince Carter tribute site consists of stories, highlights and 15 of the best digital artworks (that are also downloadable) from around the world. Dimarucot, a self-taught graphic designer and entrepreneur, has long been designing for sports brands like Nike, Jordan Brand and Adidas. He’s also known for starting the digital department of Ogilvy—an advertising and marketing agency in the Philippines. 

Meanwhile Atienza, who was born in Batangas, is a creative director who focuses on traditional and non-traditional canvases for individual collectors, public institutions and corporations. Aside from his Vince Carter tribute, Atienza’s most recent artwork is a four-part permanent art installation found in Nike’s new Kicks Lounge in Shanghai.