I started Islandboy Graphics back in 1998 after I learned that I could make a living from doing t-shirt illustrations. Back then I used to airbrush all of my illustrations and it would take about a week to finish one design. During that time I was also learning how to use software like Corel Draw and Photoshop. Then in 2000 I learned about this amazing tool, the Wacom tablet. It took some getting used to but it did cut my illustration time in half once I got the hang of it.
It took a few years but my client list started to grow and I landed some really awesome ones like Quiksilver, Crazy Shirts, Maui & Sons, Ron Jon, & Marvel. Then in 2004 I picked up and moved to Wilmington, NC for a new chapter of my life. It was there that I got the gig to do work for Miller Brewing Company as well as Gambrinus ( Corona ), Coors, and Yuengling. Those jobs were full time and I didn’t really have time for my other Illustration work till I decided to make a break and concentrate on my business in 2010.
It took some time to get back on my feet and gain a new client list but I was lucky and a few of my old clients welcome me back with open arms.
Then in 2014 I had the awesome idea to try and print my own designs and Islandboy Graphics & Apparel was born. A year later and our little screen shop has grown by leaps and bounds with clientele as far as California and up and down the east coast.
Today, Islandboy Graphics & Apparel has evolved into Rocky Mount, NC’s best custom apparel companies. Our customers rely on us for our screen printing expertise, as well as exceptional customer loyalty.
We do not just think of ourselves as a screen printing facility. We love being part of the community and making it better with every chance we get. Whether it’s providing apparel for local schools, businesses, or participating in charity events. We support our customers and want to help them succeed in their goals as much as they have kept us in business.
Our success is a product of hard work, and a passion for what we do.
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