Jimiyo, 37 years old designer from the USA.
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Tell us something about this design.
This design was inspired by the moment when Jack Shepard pleas with Kate to go “Back to the Island.” Super fans will recognize the Oceanic Six in the van who left the island. Although they didn’t use a VW van, in Back to the Future or Lost, there was a blue VW just like it driven by the “Libyans.” I think the time travel in Lost and BTTF overlap as well as the existence of the Dharma van and Libyans VW.
I want to Go Back all the time, and relive Lost again.
Who is and where does Jimiyo come from?
I was born in Japan. Imported to the US in 1982.
How long have you been in the t-shirt world?
Almost a decade! Yowza. I started out designing Nascar t-shirts.
What would you suggest to an aspiring t-shirt designer?
Get a job designing t-shirts even if you won’t get paid much. You can learn much. That’s how I started, and now I work from home and have a tiny sliver of internet famedom to feed my ego.
What's a day in the life of Jimiyo like?
I’m somewhat retired from designing at the moment because I'm writing a book on “How to Become a T-shirt Designer.” Most days are filled with me sitting in front of a blank Word document. Some days, I end up writing. Some days I am freaking out as I have put active income earning on the back burner.
I also play with my cat often and take a lot of pictures.
Mac or PC?
Post-apocalyptic world. No trace of human race. It happens that you've survived and managed to save...
3 tv-series: Andy Griffith, Star Trek, Three’s Company
3 movies: Matrix, Cool Hand Luke, Lawrence of Arabia
3 videogames: Tetris DS, Final Fantasy XIII, Bejeweled
3 cds: The Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path, 1000 Classical Music Compilation?, The 90’s Greatest Hits?
3 books: The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson, How to Survive an Apocalypse?
A large book of human photo portraits of some sort.
One t-shirt: a blank triblend American Apparel
You are the governor of the world. What's the first thing you would do?
Hire someone else to be gov’nor. I’ll be Little Fingers thank you.
You’ve just won a DeLorean time machine. Which historic period/time/moment would you like to visit?
To moments when I was a child to undo any negative events that might have scarred me to feel unwanted, untalented, and unsafe. We carry the burdens of our early programming 'til we die and although the journey to acquiesce beyond them is a worthy experience, the less obstacles to healthy self-actualization would be great.
Say whatever you want to the Tee Tee community!!
As American (half Japanese, half Caucasian actually) I admire that those from other countries like Italy because they are able to speak or understand English more than I could of other languages.
The only words I know in Italian language is Ti Amo, Bellissimo, and Grazie!
Thanks for the opportunity to share my art with you.
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