About us- The Pursuit of Happiness

My Uncle Joe and Granpa Freeman opened Freeman Screen Printers in 1989 and it's been a part of our family's fabric ever since. We were always the family taking care of the team's sweats, tees, and jersey orders.  When I was 19, I designed and sold through "Beach Week" tees even though I misspelled Myrtyle Beach. Some years later I did the same thing for the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and the endeavor again paid for the trip. In fact, I did so well, the next year I expanded the operation, printed three times the amount, and hired a couple of buddies to help peddle the merch.  This time, all three of us were busted in the first hour. Life's lessons.  
 

In 2005, I partnered with Uncle Joe and took to the business like a duck in water. Within a year I'd learned how to operate a screen printing company, balancing the sales/procurement office, art department, and screen printing facility. It was a juggling act, so I learned how to do all of the jobs in case we needed to pick up the speed or work late into the night to finish a big job.  After years of perfecting the process, I started experimenting with outside the box print techniques that resulted in my own line of designer tees, called N/O/D, Nod Original Designs and directly led to meeting my future wife.  But that's another story for another time.

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Nod as Jimi Hendrix for his first house warming party around 2008. 

Married a few years later, we moved to Boulder, CO on our one year anniversary to start our men's and women's fashion boutique, Nod & Rose. Original plans included an exposed print shop, to be called Pursuit Uniform and Shirt Co. that we never quite materialized, in part because we stocked such a killer collection of tees from brands like Deus Ex Machina, Iron & Resin, and Mollusk.

​Years later I was hired as general manager to open and operate the flagship retail store for local outdoor apparel and gear brand Mountain Standard. Soon I began spearheading the production of their graphic design tees.  Off of that effort Pursuit Uniform and Shirt Company was reestablished and I began servicing friends who owned small businesses in and around Boulder like Ned, Kaiut Yoga Boulder, Downtown Boulder, 14erfestUpward Movement, and Sweep Balayage Bar. 

Family means everything to me. I have a wife who is independent, driven, and healthy, two amazing young kids that run on love and popsicles, and great friends who have become our second family. Because of Colorado's stay at home order, I've had more time to reflect and realize that building this custom uniform and apparel company is an effort to prioritize my love for creating commerce, serving my community, and spending time with family. That's my pursuit of happiness. Please contact me with questions about imprintable apparel as I truly hope I can help you with whatever your pursuit is.