Creativity is powerful, misunderstood and undervalued.
Through graphic apparel and products, Art Pays Me celebrates the people who use creativity in business, art and social good.
Founder - Duane Jones
Photo by Mike Swiech
I was born in Bermuda and moved to Halifax at age 19 to pursue a degree in Communication Design at the Nova Scotia Scotia College of Art and Design. I've been a professional artist, graphic designer and information manager since graduating from NSCAD in 2004.
My approach to fashion is heavily influenced by my communication design background and Art Pays Me is a reaction to my frustration with the general lack of fair compensation in the creative industry. I also use the brand as a medium to express my concerns with issues around equality, hoping that it inspires self reflection and social change.
I use the highest quality products from ethically conscious suppliers based in North America and beyond. All of my design, printing and embroidery is done in the Canadian Maritimes.