Tres Fenton
Founder-Idea Guy-Model Wrangler-Product Shipper-Customer Service-Photographer-Webmaster

A professional photographer and web designer, Tres actually designed a shirt for a fan club of a pro soccer team when he was in high school, and had them silk screened many moons ago. He has been shooting models for over 10 years, and also designing websites mostly in the entertainment and travel industry as well. He has photographed everyone from Playboy Playmates to celebrities like Carmen Electra.

A long-time MMA fan, Tres has wanted to design shirts that capture the style of some of the hot brands out there today, like Affliction and Ed Hardy, and create something in more limited production runs that would allow people to have a more exclusive look when they go out on the town. While at a Mixed Martial Arts fight in Tampa, he approached long time friend, Jeff Jacoby, about going into the clothing design business. So here we go!


Jeffrey "The Angry Artist" Jacoby
Creative Genius Behind the Look

Jeffrey Jacoby is a graphic designer by day and a fine artist by night. Working out of a studio in a historic cigar factory in Tampa, Jeffrey creates paintings that are now hanging in private collections, shops and restaurants throughout the area. A recent large painting was selected to go on exhibit at Tampa International Airport. "A lot of great artwork is seen by an ever-changing international audience at the airport, so I consider it an honor to have my work displayed there," said Jeffrey.

Always fascinated by nature, his first drawings and paintings were of the animals and landscapes he discovered around his new Florida home after moving from New York at the age of seven. He won several awards for art during high school, and showed his work at art shows as the youngest juried artist. "I think artists see things differently, and with me, that's no exception," he said.

Jeffrey also had another passion: athletics. In fact, he received a scholarship in both art and baseball from Flagler College in St. Augustine. "After awhile, the baseball and art classes conflicted, and I had to make a choice. I decided art would be my career and not baseball.

As a graphic designer, illustrator and art director, Jeffrey has had an interesting career that has varied from creating a line of clothing for Muhammad Ali, to designing print pieces for Outback Steakhouse. At Nutmeg Mills, he designed sportswear for professional and college sports programs, including the Ali project. He also started his own clothing line, "Reel life." Currently, Jeffrey for an advertising and design firm in Tampa, where his work includes creating websites, logos, brochures, billboards, print ad campaigns and more.

In 2004, Jeffrey opened Colorspace Gallery, an art gallery and studio in Tampa's historic Seminole Heights. But the fine art market proved to be tough, and he had to close the doors after 1 1/2 years. "Although very humbling, it was a great learning experience," said Jeffrey. Soon his work will be on exhibit in upcoming shows at the cigar factory, known as the 1906 Gallery, on 1906 Armenia Avenue in Tampa.

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