I was always that kid who would scour the Goodwill Stores for hours looking for cool t shirts.
I don’t know what it was.
I can remember begging my mom for a custom t shirt at one of those beach stores. The t shirt printing was the old school heat transfer kind. I thought that was so cool. That t shirt was with me for years and years. It was actually a print of a motorcycle on a mesh style t shirt. It was so awesome. Luckily, I had great parents who were paying attention to their son. I was not a particularly good student. Mostly, nothing seemed to keep me interested long enough for me to pay attention. This was true with math and science in a big way. I just didn’t get it. I had a better grasp on English Lit type stuff. However, I was in love with graphic design. My folks would force me to do my homework before I was allowed to do my drawing and designing. However, when I got out of school, they were the first ones to support my creative passion. I opened a very small t shirt design and production business. I made the bulk of my revenue in one off design printing and promotional t shirt printing. But, this allowed me to learn the printing business, pay attention to all the innovation and keep doing my custom designed garment printing. As the internet became a viable business platform, I shifted my garment printing to a website ordering system. I was lucky because the printing technology happened to make an evolutionary jump that coincided with me offering my service world wide online.