Threadless T-shirt Designs

Various T-shirt designs from over the years. Most of the ideas came from everyday conversations with my friends.

My only published poem
A haiku is one of the most simple forms of poetry.  It is a Japanese style poem comprised of 3 lines consisting of 5 syllables, then 7, then 5 again and is oft about nature. At the end of a 6 week study on the forms of poetry back in high school english class, I got a little tired of following all of the conventions and took a little creative license.  Little did I know that it would work so well on a t-shirt.  I have since seen this copy translated to Japanese written even on bathroom stalls.
My good friend Craig Shimala modeling the tee
It's dangerous to go alone...
While visiting Threadless in Chicago and wandering the streets late at night, a friend pondered what her mother's reaction would be had she known that we were out so late in a different city. The following design was part of my actual response.
Modeled by Speedy Joe Van Wetering
A joint love for lethargy
This design was a surprise collaboration with the incomparable Olly Moss. It turns out, he and I both enjoy music more than sports. He helped to typeset and give life to this concept.
Disney has lawyers
Disney's Tron is a much beloved cult classic, and what was sparked from an old arcade cabinet in a music venue in Denton, Texas (RIP Rubber Gloves) turned out to be one of's fastest selling products of all time.  Everyone wanted a chance to look like Tron Guy, but without the spandex. (Even Tron Guy). The initial blue Tron design (entitled "My Other Ride was a Light Cycle") was so popular, Threadless asked me to produce the red Sark version. I was featured by countless blogs including, Gizmodo, fashionably geek, and Collider.
Disney became aware of these designs and were so impressed by the execution that instead of ordering a cease and desist, they agreed to license the art, and started what became a very lucrative partnership with Threadless.
Great guy and good friend Mig Reyes modeling my Disney design

Other Projects and Thoughts

Life After Apple Design
Branded Animations
Direction for Motion
Identity work
Dual-screen Sabra Digital Endcap
Photoshoot Art Direction
Verizon Store within a Store Refresh Concept
Five Ways to Improve Your Design Life
Why our Feedback process is Broken
Digital Experience Concept & Design
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