This is one of my first few posts here in the forums, but I have been a long-time lurker of the site. I figured it would definitely help for me to register in here and hopefully receive some positive feedback from a lot of you guys who are already pursuing the same dream that I am chasing. Starting a brand is definitely a lot of work and nothing to sleep on for sure. I've started to realize this over the past few months...
Before I introduce you guys to the brand I have started, I'd like to tell you a little about myself and what I am all about. I am 23 years old, born and raised in Providence, RI and have been skateboarding for 12+ years now. I have 1-2 years of graphic design experience and I am now going back to school for Business Management to learn a little more about the fundamentals of the business side of things(and it makes a nice back up plan).
Now for the company aspect of things; It is called AIGHTYO! (AIYO for short) I have started small by printing some stickers with the logo and some others with a website address on them and started to paste them around town and handed some out to the skateboard homies to create a little hype for the up and coming brand. I have a good friend of mine working on a website for me but for now we just have a temporary page up to let people know that it IS coming. (no blogspot, bigcartel, etc. type shit)
With this brand I want to give that raw east coast skateboarding vibe but do so with very uplifting spirits. This is for those who are less fortunate. Those who have never forgotten their roots. AIGHTYO! is a brand showing a very strong bond and appreciation for those who are staying true to the dreams of their youth.
I've come to realize presentation is just about everything. Your image is who you are and what you represent so I have been very careful with that part of this project. But anyways, check out the temporary webpage, and some of these stickers I have printed and let me know what you think of the work I have done so far. http://www.aightyo.com/
(first two stickers below)
Thanks for taking the time to check out my brand and I would appreciate some feedback whether it's positive or not. Also some input, certain manufacturers to stay away from, any helpful hints/tips, potential collaborations in the future, etc. Help a homie out! Thanks guys.