“PrintVida aims to make your ideas come to life on a shirt.”
It all started back in the day. I grew up drawing comic book heroes like Batman, Spiderman and Wolverine. At the difficult age of 13, I started taking my talents to the walls doing graffiti pieces on construction site walls. It wasn’t too long before I was caught and grounded by my father for almost a year.
I remember this because I was ungrounded on my birthday and my father’s gift to me was an airbrush set. He told me that if I was going to continue using my talents then I should make money instead of vandalizing walls. It was then that I worked my way through high school air brushing shirts and jeans. I then continued making money in college doing the same thing.
In the Fall of 1996, I got an internship working as a graphic designer in Gainesville. It was there that I learned how to use Illustrator and Photoshop and duplicate my skills from paper to a computer screen. I learned how to put my images on a shirt using screen printing and not my air brush. Not only was this a game changer with the amount of shirts I could create but I now had an easier way getting my designs on a t-shirt.
So with my background in graffiti and graphic design I came up with the first shirt design for my fraternity, “3 Faces.” This was my very first screen printed design. It wasn’t perfect, but it was the start of something big and I haven’t looked back.
Since that first design, I have done hundreds of more designs for greeks, schools, organizations, businesses, churches, events, etc. I take the vision of a client and put that vision on a shirt.
My goal is to make sure my clients get the most for their money and they are completely satisfied with my services. There are thousands of printing companies, but only one PrintVida. I am certain once you become a client, you will always be a client.
Art From The Past