Art Pays Me is a clothing brand for the creative and woke. We rep for artists, designers, writers and everyone in between who were told they can't make a living off of their passion. Whether you're in the studio, street or the office, we got you. Our aesthetic and messages are heavily influenced by Swiss design and hip hop culture.
Art Pays Me was founded in 2015 by Duane Jones in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Photo by Mike Swiech
Duane was born and raised in Bermuda and moved to Halifax to pursue a degree in Communication Design at the Nova Scotia Scotia College of Art and Design. He's worked as an artist and designer since graduating from NSCAD in 2004.
Comic book art influenced a lot of Duane's early creative work but later in life, hip hop and Swiss design would also have an impact. These days, Duane is a strong advocate for mental health and social justice for underrepresented groups in society.