Good morning! This weeks Feature at 52, I am sharing Ryan from Inkformation! He makes t-shirts from his own typography, he has a background in graphic design and make his shirts from his own type artwork. If you go to their instagram you can see how he’s used the words to create art, seriously cool!
What is your craft/product? How did you get started?: I’m a graphic designer and I sell uniquely designed typography animal t-shirts. I have always had a passion for t-shirt design. It felt like the best way to get my art seen by people, and to share it with others. For the past few years I have been selling my designs on websites like, Teepublic, and Tosatdora with some success. Towards the beginning of this year, my wife and I decided we should try to start our own t-shirt company to have more control over my products. In April, we officially opened Ink Formation LLC, and have been making t-shirts ever since.
What are your can’t-live-without craft-room essentials? : My Cintiq is definitely my favorite tool to work with. It’s a touch screen computer monitor I can draw and design on directly. I don’t think I could do the work without it.
How would you describe your style? Are there any crafters/artists/designers that you particularly look up to? : I would describe my style as unique. Although, there are many artists that do “word art,” my designs are more elegant, and fitted to the subject matter.
What do you do to make your workspace an enriching and inspiring place to be?: Since I work mostly on the computer, I feel that it helps to have a clean desk space and desktop.
What do you find inspiring you right now? Where do you look for inspiration?: I have mainly focused on animal designs lately. I seem to find most of my inspiration from nature.
What do you do to keep yourself organized?: I usually try to create a list of goals I want to accomplish during the week, and then rank them by priority. I then try to accomplish the most important goals first, and work my way down from there.
How to you combat creative blocks?: When I feel burnt out, I stop and play one of my favorite video games for an hour or so, and then try again. It helps me unwind and get the creative juices flowing again.
Where do you sell your product? How can customers follow you?
Be sure to check out his unique shirts, and he is already offering Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals! These could make great holiday gifts, and it always great to be able to support small businesses!
HAPPY DAY! -MP
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