Jake is one of those rare individuals that began creating for creativity’s sake. His story begins with him joining an online forum where people were submitting artwork, and he began creating TShirts out of the custom pieces. Thus, the foundation for Threadless Tees was born!
I got to interview Jake a few months back, and he’s a standup guy with a great story. Enjoy!
Interview with Jake Nickell, Threadless Founder
Or, if you want, you can download the interview here.
- Jake got into the business because of his love for art
- They were profitable from day one!
- He never traditionally thought of it as “crowdsourcing” from the beginning. That aspect took on a life of it’s own.
- Where’s Threadless headed next? Perhaps apparel expansion? Different clothes? Who knows?