Hey, Homeslices! My name is Ashley and I am the creator of SmashTee (Smash). I live in Michigan with my husband and two dogs, Ophelia and Bo.
Halloween (2012), I wanted to be a superhero, but not a boring already made superhero I wanted something unique, and fun so I created my own. Thus, Smashley was born and the nickname stuck (I miss that glitterhawk).
I created SmashTee to fill a void and achieving a dream that I have had since I graduated from Central Michigan University (Fire Up!) with a degree in Graphic Design. In 2007, art positions were hard to come by, so I ended up in the world of academia where I work full time as an IT professional. As you can imagine, this does not fulfill the creative outlet that I've missed greatly.
After seeing others pursuing their creative dreams, I decided to get out of my comfort zone, quit dragging my feet, and do something about it. In the world of clothing, it is not one size fits all. That is where the second part comes in. I found a lack of inclusive sizing in a lot of apparel companies. If I’m starting a brand, I want to make sure that all my friends and family can represent my brand no matter their size (and not by wearing just a hat). I am currently starting small potatoes with T-shirts and other upper body wear. My dream is to be able to design size-inclusive products to print my designs on. I will get there, but I need your help! I will be Smash and the Giant Pumpkin… well you know what I mean, from small potatoes to something bigger.
Anyway, thanks for being here. Thanks for looking around, potentially buying something, and reading through this About Us page. You are helping me make my dream come true.