menu

Threadless.com Talks To PSFK

Advertising
Joel Horowitz
  • 26 november 2007

Threadless.com has been a household name since 2000 among graphic-designers and t-shirt savvy hipsters – soon after catching-on with excited investors and copy-cat companies. We caught-up with Threadless’ Chief Creative Officer, Jeffrey Kalmikoff, and asked him a couple questions:

What have you been up to as of late?

Wow, that’s kind of a hard question! Let’s see… We (Threadless) recently opened our first retail store, our annual $10 holiday sale started today (November 19th), Jake and I recently merged our separate offices to increase productivity, I’ve spent about 30 hours over the last 3 months getting my arms completely tattooed, I’ve beaten Guitar Hero 3 on hard and almost beaten it on expert, and my wife and I are going to be moving to Boulder, Colorado next summer so Jake and I can start up a new skinnyCorp office. Whew!

What kind of changes are happening within your industry?

Well, if we’re talking the technology industry, I suppose there’s too many to list. Just lots of awesomeness abound! In the tee industry, things are pretty much the same. We’re humming along, knock-off sites are coming and going, and no one seems to be getting tired of wearing printed cotton on their torsos!

What’s currently inspiring you?

In the past year I’ve gotten really interested in industrial and interior design. When you spend all say designing community websites, it’s pretty interesting to think about design in a tangible sense that affect how people navigate space, or even live. It’s pretty awesome! Plus, cooking remains a constant (and delicious) source of information. Beyond that, my wife, my friends, my cats and my job!

What does the Threadless office smell like?

Right now the Threadless office smells like pears, but Jake has been eating them all morning. Usually it smells like sweat and determination. Honestly, this question reminded me so much of the “sex panther” scene from Anchorman, that now I think I’ll be watching that this evening. “60% of the time it works every time.”

Thanks, Jeffrey!

Threadless.com

Advertising
Trending

DIY Kit Lets You Build Your Own Wooden Bike, Boat Or Caravan

Design & Architecture
Culture Yesterday

Messaging Add-On Helps You Correct Your Friends’ Bad Grammar

An iMessage sticker pack will help you copyedit text messages

Automotive Yesterday

Mercedes-Benz Introduces A New Electric Mobility Brand

The separate entity aims to simplify the identification of Mercedes EV products to customers

Trending

Get PSFK's Related Report: Future of Automotive

See All
Mobile Yesterday

Tinder’s New Feature Makes Swiping A Group Effort

The dating app wants to democratize its gestural interaction by buying in to the social polling trend pervasive among millennials

Related Expert

Jessica Lawrence

Start Up Culture, Innovation

Syndicated Yesterday

Autonomous Garbage Drone Prevents Trash From Reaching Deep Ocean

The solar-powered WasteShark collects refuse closer to the source: the harbor

Automotive Yesterday

Aston Martin Reveals Its Own Luxury Powerboat

The sleek AM37 echoes styling elements from the British brand's sports cars

Advertising Yesterday

An Escort Website Fights Violence Against Sex Workers

The advocacy campaign from McCann aims uncover the human toll of the exploitative industry

PSFK LABS REPORT

Future Of Automotive
Scenarios Driving The Digital Transformation Of An Industry
NEW

PSFK Op-Ed september 27, 2016

Modern Workplace Culture: No More Fat Cats Or Kissing Ass

Samar Birwadker, CEO & Co-Founder of Good & Co, on designing shared organizational values to optimize employee happiness and success

PSFK Labs september 29, 2016

The 10 Steps To Discover, Hire, Develop Your Next Leader

PSFK's Future of Work report outlines key steps in the employee development path to empower next-gen leaders

Culture Yesterday

LIFE Magazine Relaunches In Pure VR

The general interest periodical, which ceased publication in 2000, has turned into a portal for virtual reality content

Mobile Yesterday

Reorder This Detox Drink With A Simple Text Message

Dirty Lemon is streamlining its communication by letting customers place orders, ask product questions and request help exclusively through chat

Op-Ed Yesterday

The Future Of The American Workforce Requires Unbundling College Education

President of JetBlue Technology Ventures: developing corporate education programs for non-traditional students

Retail Yesterday

Gilt’s Pop-Up House Is The Kind Of Store You’ll Want To Live In

The New York City townhouse plays host to the latest in retail inspiration, curation, and lifestyle activation (and some libations, too)

PSFK LABS REPORT

Future Of Work
Cultivating The Next Generation Of Leaders
NEW

Mobile Yesterday

Registering To Vote Is Now Just A Text Away

A new bot aims to mobilize underrepresented groups this election season through SMS and Facebook Messenger

Africa Yesterday

Virtual Reality Game Gives Lessons About Emergency Birth Care

LIFE is a serious tool that takes advantage of new technology to help save lives

Luxury Yesterday

Shoe Repair Has Moved Onto Your Phone

Cobbler Concierge is an on-demand service to get your footwear fixed online

No search results found.