Mig Reyes, Threadless
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Brain Picking With Mig Reyes Interactive Designer at Threadless

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Against The Grain
What is your job as AIGA Social Media Liaison?

Mig Reyes
A few years back, AIGA had no presence on Facebook, LinkedIn or even Twitter. Without any actual permission, I started all of them. Those social channels grew on their own, and eventually AIGA asked me if I wanted to “officially” represent with the title of Social Media Liaison. So now, I keep a watchful eye over the social sites and help out the AIGA communications team whenever possible.

Against The Grain
What did you learn at Rule29?

Mig Reyes
Having Rule29 as one of my first design jobs out of school was great. I learned a lot about relationships with clients and co-workers, how to wear multiple hats at once and more importantly, discovered that it -is- possible for one person to hold over 8 cups of Starbucks.

Against The Grain
Does Threadless specialize in interactive or T-shirts?

Mig Reyes
Threadless, at its core, is an online community.

Against The Grain
How many folks are there at Threadless/Skinny Corp?

Mig Reyes
Between Threadless HQ in Chicago, Threadless HQ in Boulder, CO, and the two retail stores, you’re looking at around 75 employees of awesome.

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Can you send some snapshots of the studio?

Mig Reyes
Check these out:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hellpanda/sets/72157605768325074/  http://www.flickr.com/photos/hellpanda/sets/72157605768280524/

(Photo credits: Sean Dorgan, resident Threadless photographer. He’s great, and shoots all the models on our site.)

Against The Grain
Who do you love to collaborate with?

Mig Reyes
Anyone who gives a damn about what they do.

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If you could spend a day talking to anyone in the world, whom would that be and why?

Mig Reyes
I’d like to pick Cookie Monster’s brain on what the best home-made chocolate chip cookie he ever had was.

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If you could work for anyone in the world, for whom?

Mig Reyes
I think it’d be great to have Tony Hawk as a client. Mainly for the after hours skate sessions.

Against The Grain
What are you reading these days?

Mig Reyes
Flipped through Gary Vaynerchuk’s Crush It. Steinbeck is in my backpack. Gladwell is on my desk at home. Trying to do more fiction, less emails.

Against The Grain
Name your five fave blogs!

Mig Reyes
In no particular order: Grain Edit, A List Apart, Bobulate, Hot Biscuits and The Donut Project. But of course the Neenah blog is in my rounds!