What do you do at The Good Ones HQ?
I am one of the Art Directors, I mostly do illustrations and custom type for the clothes and for the website.
I am also the self-appointed head of market growth, promotion and logistics in Australia. It’s a pretty untapped area for us but my nieces and nephews, friends and family, down there are doing their bit, rockin’ The Good Ones everywhere they go.
What TGO items have you designed?
I am a relative newcomer, so I only have a short list …
Brixton tee / Anything Ever 3/4 Raglan / Anything Ever Adult tee / Final Hurrahs Crew – With Jake Sauer
But stay tuned there’s more on the way!
Which item is your favorite and why?
That’s a tough one.
Of the items I have been involved with I am really happy with the Brixton Tee, and I love that it introduces cricket to the US of A, albeit in a pretty subtle way.
But my overall favorite is between the Cattywampus sweatshirt, which is just killer and the Musicians Unite shirt. My young bloke, Thomas, always looks like he is the real deal when he has that on.
What do you like to do for fun outside of work?
We have a 5-year old son Thomas and daughter Alice is 2, so they keep us nice and busy. They are into everything and have energy to burn, so it is non-stop tee ball and soccer and riding bikes and swimming and dancing and ping pong.
Having only been living in the states for a little over a year, I am still really enjoying exploring the places, people and customs of this place. And taking a few photos along the way. I have been lucky enough to meet a few of my design heroes, who had always just been names on the other side of the internet, so finding out they were regular people has been pretty cool.
Other cultural highlights have been:
Snowboarding in Utah with some of my Aussie mates that also live stateside.
Discovering cornhole and painting a custom set with my favorite footy team on them, the Richmond Tigers.
Chicken and Waffles. Who knew that was a thing? Which despite my skepticism was a revelation.
And of course shoveling snow and living through the Arctic vortex. Good times.
What / where is your next adventure going to be?
I am meeting family and friends in Kauai, HI, in August. Which is going to be great to catch up and get some beach time. Hoping to get some waves while we are there as well, and eat a boatload of seafood.
But it won’t be all play, I will be loaded up with the next shipment of TGO gear to send back with them to Australia.