Jamie “Boots” Marshall is an artist and graphic designer who hails from the small town of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, which is known for its creeks, moonshine, and one of the lowest ratios of teeth per mouth in the US. In the past she’s worked as a freelance graphic designer, illustrator, and art director, but her main focus has always been t-shirt design. Currently, she owns and runs Boots Tees, an online shop for her t-shirts, art, and other fun stuff. More importantly, she can sing the theme song to pretty much every sitcom from the 1980’s.
- How did you get started in T-shirt Designing and what was your first design?
I started submitting designs to Shirt Woot’s derby years ago. It’s a great place for a newbie shirt designer to hone their skills.
- Any advice for aspiring designers?
Don’t ever use the “drop shadow” or “outer glow” effects until you’re an experienced designer. 🙂
- Any highlights in your career such as prestigious awards, mentions, and recognition?
I have a trophy from Shirt Woot. It’s pretty sweet. I think it was for “Typography design of the year.”
- Do you have any rivalries friendly or not? If so with who?
No. I’m not very rivalrous (Is that a word? Spell check says it’s not, but I think it is)
- Are you a dog person or a cat person?
I’m allergic to cats, so I guess I’d be a dog person.
- Do you have any other skills or talents besides art?
I can sing the theme song to pretty much every television sitcom from the 80’s and early 90’s.
- If you could have one superpower what would it be?
Maybe flying. In my dreams, I can always fly. It’s a given. When I dream fly, it’s always like how Mario would swim in the old nintendo games, though. Bloop, bloop, bloop. It’s not very cool.
- Marvel or DC or Other?
Neither. I think superheros are kind of cheesy and weird. I kind of like X-Men, because their mutant backstory makes sense to me and their world is kind of neat. I don’t know if that’s Marvel or DC or “Other” though.
- What are your favorite fandoms?
I’m going to be honest here and say that I’m not 100% sure what makes something a “fandom.” I like cookies. And I just finished watching Lost Girl, which was pretty good. Is there a Lost Girl and cookies fandom?
- What is your favorite accredited charity?
Two of my best friends run a nonprofit for autism families (The Tommy Foundation in Lancaster, PA). That’s my favorite one. 🙂
- What software do you use for making designs? Any drawing tablets?
Mostly photoshop. I have an old Cintiq 12 and a new iPad Pro (which I haven’t had time to really use yet, but Procreate is a neat simple app for drawing).
- Would like to shout out to other artists?
Hey, other artists! 😉