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Starting a brand....yea yea yea I know


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So I have my first graphic that I will be using for tee shirts.

I contacted this artist through instagram and his prices were fucking low so I commissioned it.

I'll be using 12oz as a diary, somewhat, for this little journey.

 

My next step is getting a second graphic from another artist who I will be using for the foreseeable future.

The artist I'm asking to work with is Randy Bruiser who does art for Paulie's deli and Undefeated.

I was a fan of his art and his prices were a little more expensive but he told me it's worth it.

So, let's see what happens.

 

 

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20 hours ago, KILZ FILLZ said:

Break a leg

 

18 hours ago, swif1 said:

Godspeed , brother

 

1 hour ago, Qawee said:

Excited to see what you come up with, I'm in for at least a t-shirt 

 

This is all very encouraging.

 

I'm gonna be printing through Sunday Print Co. in LA cuz their minimums are reeeeaaallly fucking low and very manageable.

 

This is gonna take a few weeks.

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On 10/17/2020 at 6:32 AM, delv said:

I've always been curious what a tee graphic price is. Care to divulge the costs so far?

 

I'm curious to follow your brand as it's something I've considered myself many MANY times. 

 

Good luck!

 

It all depends on the artist you go through

there is also licensing prices for artwork that's already out there

 

I had a specific theme and art style in mind and i wanted an original character design

so i went to an artist i knew who did the style i wanted and i dm'd him on instagram

they answered back and negotiated a price 

 

this one was pretty cheap considering who the artist was 

mine cost 200 for just black and white

 

I'm going to be using randy bruiser from now on and he costs 400 to 500 retainer

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thought about the way i want my brand to be percieved and how i want my theme portrayed

 

I'm going for a relaxed and leisure type of vibe since i'm parodying a retirement lifestyle

In the future, I'm going to be doing cut and sew once i know for sure this is something i can maintain on a small scale level

 

I want a boxier and more relaxed tee shirt, which is in line with my theme and allows me to really show off the graphic I'm putting on

So, the blanks I'm going with is RuePorter

 

Their minimums are non-existent AND they print so I'm in luck with this brand

BUT once I order, it's go time...they do not fuck around, they want their money

Once everything is dialed in, then i'm diving in

 

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2 minutes ago, nicklesndimes said:

good luck having success with your brand. really interesting to hear the creative end of what goes into these kind of projects...

 

I have Raven to lean on when it comes to the business side.

 

The one thing he told me not to do is to sit on product

 

make enough product to sell out and make more if the demand is high

 

And i do have a vision in mind...I'm thinking beer drunk while playing golf...that's what im going for

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1 hour ago, Qawee said:

Damn thats wack, better to be above board though than probably get fined out the ass for the crime of selling t shirts 

 

Still have to pay the tax owed too.   And if you cannot prove your sales, states are really good at assuming every business is selling products like hot cakes.  So if you do not have record keep and a sales tax license it maybe tough to prove to the state you genuinely had 250k in sales that year opposed to the state thinking 750k in sales because they assume. 

 

@glorydays get ya ducks lined up, get that sales tax license and sell, sell, and at times sale. 

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11 hours ago, ndv said:

 

Still have to pay the tax owed too.   And if you cannot prove your sales, states are really good at assuming every business is selling products like hot cakes.  So if you do not have record keep and a sales tax license it maybe tough to prove to the state you genuinely had 250k in sales that year opposed to the state thinking 750k in sales because they assume. 

 

@glorydays get ya ducks lined up, get that sales tax license and sell, sell, and at times sale. 

 

I kept the expected sales quota LOOOOW for that reason LMAO

 

Im not gonna be caught lacking

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@glorydaysi'm a UX designer by day so hit me up when you got some stuff to look at. I am happy to give blunt unbiased feedback on both your product and your site design. 

 

I'm very keen to support people I encounters vision and more than happy to give my time to help push you along.

 

You got this mate. 

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2 hours ago, delv said:

@glorydaysi'm a UX designer by day so hit me up when you got some stuff to look at. I am happy to give blunt unbiased feedback on both your product and your site design. 

 

I'm very keen to support people I encounters vision and more than happy to give my time to help push you along.

 

You got this mate. 

 

Thank you bro

 

I'll hit you up if ever i scale up 

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