Meet the Makers: Tope of Glitchgrafiks

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Meet the Makers | No Comments

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What do you make? How did you get into it?
Limited Artsy T-shirts! During my high school and college years, printing t-shirts was my source of baon or source of income because I was a self-supporting student. When I graduated from college I became the designer of artwork and just December last year I started Glitchgrafiks.

Are you a full-time crafter? If not, what is your day job?
Yes I am. Currently I am full-time on glitchgrafiks from designing, printing and client hunting

Meet model and maker--1/2 of Glitchgrafiks, Tope Java.

Meet model and maker–1/2 of Glitchgrafiks, Tope Java.

If you’re a full-time crafter/designer, what made you take the leap and pursue your craft?
This is my passion and this is what i am very good at. And I [have been] doing silk screen painting for many years now.

What motivates you in pursuing this business?
Having your own company is a great feeling and fulfilling. We only live ones, why not try it.
I was inspired to create my own, when i visited Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore specially Hong Kong, they have this concept stores of artsy and Art-inspired products, from t-shirts down to accessories. For me what they have created represents how educated they are in terms of design and how there level of taste, i mean taste of product design and fashion. No rules and no constraint to clients or customers they are just doing what they like and love to do by making Art out from their products.

All of Glitchgrafiks' screenprinted apparel carry original designs.

All of Glitchgrafiks’ screenprinted apparel carry original designs.

What are some of the challenges of maintaining a craft business?
You need to be consistent on what you do always. Now a days you need to be socially active from social medias to be exact

What’s a new skill–craft or business–that you’d like to learn?
Sewing!haha

Unique couples shirts, couples?  :-)

Unique couples shirts, couples? 🙂

What’s your most recent craft business milestone?
I guess none so far because were just starting. My ambition is to have a store or place where i can exhibit or display my products. Once i have that i can say that its a big milestone for my company.

Loving the artworks...don't you wish you were in Cebu this weekend?

Loving the artworks…don’t you wish you were in Cebu this weekend?

What is your favorite lesson in your experience of your business?
You need to have the right people behind you always. Managing a business is a hard task.

What craft business advice can you share with other aspiring entrepreneurs?
Make something new and fresh always. Don’t ride the trend, be the trend.

These shirts would make great gifts.  Original designs, local imagery.

These shirts would make great gifts. Original designs, local imagery.

Um, if you were a craft tool, what would you be? And why?
I would be a squeegee, I am responsible in spreading the paint on the t-shirt to make it level.

What can we expect to see from you guys at the upcoming Maker’s Market?
We will have a on the spot silk screen printing pop-up store:)

Watch out for these awesome shirts and live screenprinting at tomorrow's Mini Midnight Maker's Market in Cebu!

Watch out for these awesome shirts and live screenprinting at tomorrow’s Mini Midnight Maker’s Market in Cebu!

Where else can we find your work?
As of now you can check our stuff in our facebook page. that is www.facebook.com/glitchgrafiks

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