I co-founded Agathist with Samantha Buck in late 2016. It started as a line of silly bee-themed t-shirts and evolved into a brand that uses humor to bring awareness to social and environmental issues. For each collection, we partner with a small, high-impact charity to whom we donate the proceeds. We have also partnered with several independent artists for the collections. Agathist now operates dually out of Los Angeles and Chicago. You can visit the Agathist webshop here.
Product development and inventory management
I design, source, and manage our inventory. This involves using Adobe Illustrator to create concepts, completing any handmade elements, searching out manufacturers that align with our budget and standards, and keep track of inventory levels across LA and Chicago.
Social media marketing
Agathist's marketing strategy is primarily focused on its social media presence, which I manage. We currently have a reach of over 260 followers and each of our posts receive several hundred impressions.
We've participated in the following events:
Renegade Chicago, May 2017
Renegade Chicago, September 2017
Renegade Detroit, September 2017
Remembrance of Lost Species Day, November 2017
Renegade Chicago, December 2017
Renegade Los Angeles, December 2017
Renegade Chicago, May 2018
Unique LA, May 2018
ENTITY Love Yourself Summit, July 2018
Jackalope Summer Nights, August 2018
Labor Day Busy Bee Popup, September 2018 (co-hosted)
Renegade Chicago, December 2018
Unique LA, December 2018
USC Femme Fest, March 2019
Renegade Chicago, May 2019
Bridged Beats Festival, August 2019
Fruit Salad Second Anniversary, September 2019