John Jacobs

John Jacobs

Co-founder


Life is Good Clothing

Hudson, NH USA


You don't know what your art's going to evolve into.

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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
He and his brother, Bert, designed shirts and clothing for artists; sold them almost exclusively at art festivals.
For five years, he and Bert drove around the country, lived out of a van, and tried to sell their t-shirts.
Says they weren't making any money, but they were learning about what people did and didn't like on their shirts.
When they'd get back from these road trips, they'd throw keggers and use their friends as a "focus group."
After one party, the motto "life is good" stood out; the brothers liked that it was universally positive, and not just geared towards artists.
Once their company found financial success, they started on their mission to give back to their hometown of Boston.
They throw annual outdoor festivals, which raise money for traumatized children and children with life-threatening illnesses.
The brothers view Dr. Seuss as a major influence-his art inspired children to love reading-as proof that you never know how your art will affect people.
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
English Language and Literature, General
University of Massachusetts Amherst
undergrad
Bachelor
Art
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Career

Career

Co-founder

I started a t-shirt company to spread the power of optimism and inspire people.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship
Fashion
Fashion
Being Creative
Being Creative