The Threadbird Family Is Growing: Part 2

At Threadbird we’re about quality screen printing and quality people. Recently the team has welcomed on a number of new members. We continue to focus on keeping the culture we love while prioritizing customer service and the final product. We’re really pumped about what our most recent additions bring to the lineup!


Molly Williams Threadbird

Molly Williams – Community Management

When did you join the Threadbird team?

October 2014

Hometown:

Toledo, OH

Hobbies/Interests outside of Threadbird:

Traveling, rock climbing, discovering new music and cooking

Currently listening to:

1×1 by HalfNoise

Favorite apparel blank:

Anvil Women’s Full-Zip Hoodie

What’s your favorite part of working at Threadbird?

Interacting with customers and learning about their businesses/organizations. The Threadbird team isn’t half bad either.

What else should we know about you?

  • I have an obsession with the Pacific Northwest and travel there as often as possible.
  • I am recently the new owner of a lab mix pup named Piper.
  • I love to sing – just not in front of anyone.
  • I geek out over a good game of Settlers of Catan.

Michael Hoss Threadbird

Michael Hoss – Art & Mocks

When did you join the Threadbird team?

November 2014

Hometown:

Springfield, MO

Hobbies/Interests outside of Threadbird:

Freelance design, rock climbing, racquetball, live shows and food

Currently listening to:

Kiev – Tube Orms & Foo Fighters – Subterranean

Favorite Threadbird print:

Snacker by Electric Zombie

Favorite part of your role at Threadbird:

Being a part of something that’s growing and fun. Also seeing the sweet designs that come through.

What else should we know about you?

  • I’ve never broken or fractured anything.
  • I’ve traveled to 46 states.
  • I may be better than you at ping pong. 
  • I used to have Xanga, before Myspace.

Find out more about the rest of the Threadbird team and let us know if we can answer any questions!


The Threadbird Family Is Growing: Part 1

At Threadbird we love two things: quality screen printing and quality people. Over the past few months our team has welcomed on a number of new members. With each addition, we’re focused on keeping the culture we love while prioritizing customer service and the end product. We’re confident that these 3 talented guys will continue to help us do just that!


Austin Cox Threadbird

Austin Cox – Sales & Support

When did you join the Threadbird team?

August 2014

Hometown:

Big Spring, TX

Hobbies/Interests outside of Threadbird:

Music, Classic Typography, Pizza, Hot Rods, Fire Pits

Currently listening to:

Andrew Combs – “Worried Man

Favorite tshirt blank:

I’m still a sucker for American Apparel’s 2001.

What’s your favorite part of working at Threadbird?

Getting to review all of the awesome artwork that we receive on a daily basis. 

Fun Facts:

  • I started designing t-shirts when I was 13 on Microsoft Paint.
  • I got my first screen printing job as an Art Director in 2010.
  • I used to make tees by printing off designs using iron on transfers.
  • I toured for several years as either a guitar player or merch guy.

Landon Ginnings Threadbird

Landon Ginnings – Sales & Support

When did you join the Threadbird team?

July 2014

Hometown:

Kansas City, MO

Hobbies/Interests outside of Threadbird:

Running my online stores, graphic design, scouring antique stores for vintage toys and novelty items, eating chicken strips, creating new nicknames for my animals

Currently listening to:

Harmontown, Comedy Bang Bang, & Superego podcasts

Favorite tshirt blank:

As a tall person who is 90% torso, American Apparel 2001’s are a godsend.

Fun Facts:

  • I have a cat named Turtle, a rabbit named Mayonnaise, a ferret named Nosferretu, and 2 hedgehogs named La Rue and Little Richard.
  • I own and operate 2 online stores flatblackcult.com & artisdumb.com where I sell screen printed & spray painted/stenciled artwork.
  • I almost went to the National Spelling Bee when I was in 4th grade. I missed qualifying by one round when I misspelled “Savagely”, it will haunt me to my grave.
  • I am a die hard fan of the Kansas City Chiefs.

Alex Nova Threadbird

Alex Nova – Fulfillment

When did you join the Threadbird team?

September 2014

Hometown:

Fort Myers, FL

Hobbies/Interests outside of Threadbird:

Cars, music and percussion

Currently listening to:

Only Love by Ben Howard

Favorite tshirt blank and ink type:

Probably the Next Level 6010, and I love discharge printing.

What’s your favorite part of working at Threadbird?

Honestly, I love everything about Threadbird. Being able to work with people you actually enjoy being around is truly amazing.

Fun Facts:

  • I’ve been playing drums for almost 10 years now.
  • I was a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do at age 13.
  • I attended 2 state-wide chess tournaments in middle school.
  • I’m younger than people think I am.

Find out more about the rest of the Threadbird team and let us know if we can answer any questions!


A Halloween Feature: Fright Rags

Happy Halloween! In honor of the holiday and all things scary and haunting, we’re featuring Fright Rags and their impressive horror-themed designs. We always look forward to new orders and getting a peek at their newest graphics.

Fright Rags is the result of Ben Scrivens’ lifelong love of horror films, wacky shirts and a desire for a new creative outlet for his design talents. Nearly 12 years later, Ben is still loving his job. “I am one of the lucky ones in that I look forward to getting up to go to the office, don’t hate Mondays, and don’t have to punch a clock. While it’s the hardest I’ve ever worked, it’s also the most rewarding.”

From Terminator to Day of the Dead to Halloween, Fright Rags has designs featuring a range of cult classics and obscure films. When asked to pick a favorite, Ben responded with, “The designs are like my children, so it’s hard to pick a favorite. However, our Silver Shamrock and 3D Jason are among my top faves.” Our personal favorites? Ernest Scared Stupid and Cryptkeeper.

cryptkeeper ernest

Ben explained that he always has a list of films to add to the collection and requests from Fright Rags customers and fans. He went on to explain that Fright Rags has an amazing following. “It never ceases to amaze me how many shirts of ours people have. I’ve seen some collections that number over 100 shirts!” These fans keep the Fright Rags team busy year round, with an expected jump in business every October through December.

In honor of Halloween, Fright Rags has released their Halloween collection and is offering a special today-only sale — 13 designs for 31% off! Go check out the rest of their collections.

We had one final question for Ben. What is your favorite horror film? His answer: “John Carpenter’s Halloween. I saw it at age 4 when it first aired on television and it changed me. It’s what set me down a path that got me where I am today.” We’re definitely glad he ventured down that path.

jason silver shamrock