I have always loved t-shirts. I remember being a little girl and my aunt taking me to street fairs in Greenwich Village. It was nothing for me to spend the little bit of money I had on the craziest or funniest t-shirts I could find. They spoke to me... And in a lot of ways, they spoke for me.
It was never my intention to start my own t-shirt line. I always wanted to be a judge. I would just be a judge with an extensive graphic t-shirt collection. However, I am a creative at my core. I like to write poetry and sometimes sketch (even though my drawings leave much to be desired). Nevertheless, I am a creative.
A few years back, I began writing down catchy phrases. Although, I am far from being a standup comedienne, I am quite witty. After a short time, I amassed a few pages of phrases that I thought would look great on t-shirts. And there it was... the birth of J.Aubrey Designs (at least the concept behind it).
Who is J.Aubrey Designs... Well, the name "J.Aubrey" is very special to me. It is a hybrid of my parent's names and I am one of their creations or "designs". I wanted my company to have a meaningful name that would create a legacy... and J.Aubrey Designs more than fits the bill.
There are plenty of things I could say about my passions and what moves me or my company. All I can say is... I create strong shirts for strong people. I would not sell it, if I would not wear it. So I am sincerely honored by all the customers who see themselves in me and especially see themselves in my shirts.