USFSP alum Jimmy Breen is a St. Pete-based designer and illustrator, whose work in the music entertainment industry has spanned over a decade. He creates art for clients like Bruno Mars, the Grateful Dead, Wu Tang Clan, Jay Z, Blake Shelton, and Led Zeppelin. He is a master screen printer and his t-shirt company Swearing Sailor is popular among Suicide Girls, SNL's Pete Davidson, and several people on Tinder. But he's also failed a bunch of times too, and still hears the word "no" pretty frequently. So don't take him too seriously. He certainly doesn't.
I know a lot about people, and art, and making brands look good. I know a lot about creating fun. I know a lot about food & drink. I also know that I don’t know anything, but together I know we can create some amazing things.
I could use some help funding these big ideas I have. If you’re looking to invest in a dreamer who is also tenacious, hello. I’m interested in bringing exciting, memorable experiences to people all over the world.
Treat people good. If you stop looking at everyone as a potential problem, or an enemy, or an inconvenience - you start making a lot of momentary friendships with a lot of beautiful people. Treat everyone good and make friends all the time. You never know what someone is going through. If you’re just nice and you have some sympathy / empathy for the fact that we are all humans just trying to figure it out, it allows you the freedom to be happy when things don’t go perfectly. Be good to people.
I admire every person who is doing this thing with me. If you’re out here living, and trying to do something positive for yourself and other people, welcome to my admiration. You’ve got it.
I can make anything happen.
I don’t have a backup, I just do whatever I want all the time and don’t worry about it too much.
For some reason I remember numbers and tasks, but I never remember font names. That would be super useful.
If I had five minutes to teach someone something, it would be how to stop being afraid and start acting with purpose. It’s your life, it’s right now — and it’s time.