For as long as I can remember I’ve loved movies, super heroes and videogames. I’ve also been very creative, growing up and working for the family business it seems like I was always making signs and designs to help promote goods and services or something as simple as an “Out of Order” sign for the restroom. As time went on I went to school for graphic design and learned to use digital art programs like Photoshop and Illustrator.
This idea for a T-Shirt business came to fruition about in 2018 with shared inspiration from family, friends and most importantly, the support of my wife. It all started with a custom shirt design based on characters from one of my all-time favorite movies, Star Wars. It was a goof on the 2016 presidential election with running mates Darth Vader & Emperor Palpatine. I would get compliments on how cool people thought it was and they wanted to know where I got it. When I told them “I made it”, they were kind enough to offer to buy one from me if I was going to make more.
I found myself brainstorming ideas for a pop-culture inspired T-Shirt business. Almost a year later, with a couple dozen T-Shirt designs, Potato Chimps was born.