I always get asked about how and why Hipster Wannabe was started...
To be honest, it has been a stretched-out idea for a number of years.
I am truly blessed to do what I love working out of my design studio Glow Creative. The bulk of what I do now involves websites, mobile and digital. All things I LOVE to do, but I can never TOUCH the final product.
Back when I started (I am aging myself), I produced print. Things like magazines, billboards, stationary, packaging, etc. When the job was finished, I could touch it, feel it.
Things started to shift a bit while doing some retail shirts for a number of my bigger clients like the Portland Trail Blazers, the Bruce Lee Foundation, Soles4Souls, San Antonio Spurs, Seattle Storm, etc.
I started to proudly wear some of the gear I designed for those clients and it seemed like every time I wore one of my creations I'd get asked about it.
Which got me thinking... Combined with everything I have learned through my years as a creative professional along the countless ideas that were pitched, but never acted on, I have a treasure-chest full of incredible ideas.
Hipster Wannabe was created to allow a lot of these ideas to take form. I have been a T-shirt freak since I was a teenager and the ability to push these designs out is refreshing.
I am a perfectionist. I produce top-quality projects for my clients. I will do the same with all the the shirts created here... Exceptional quality, locally printed, made in the USA. There will be nothing cheap. Everything is quality-driven. Heck, if my name is on it, it's going to reflect the artist.
Here's hoping you enjoy the shirts. And don't be surprised if a stranger asks you about the shirt you're wearing. And if they do... Please pass the name around!