Each month we bring you inside our warehouse to introduce you to a member of our Family.
John August Roberts
In-House & Live Embroidery
With as much traveling as John does on behalf of our live team, it’s a miracle he’s physically up for coming into the warehouse. This would be quite a feat for most people, but for John it almost seems second nature. As soon as he steps foot into the warehouse, he is laser focused. While that sounds super cliché, it wouldn’t if you saw him in action. He’s kind of like a superhero. Whether it’s intentional or not, he’s even got a costume! Can’t knock it though, cause when he places those headphones on top of his signature beanie he makes magic happen.
Hustle like John’s is hard to come by, and we are insanely lucky to call him a Family Member.
Introducing, John August Roberts…
What do you do at Family Industries?
That’s a complicated question… I pretty much do whatever Family needs, but my main focus is on embroidery and screen printing. Outside of the shop I do a lot for the live team. It’s rare that I spend a full week JUST in the shop, as we’re constantly doing events. The live stuff is great though cause I love to travel, and the experiences at some of these events are pretty awesome.
What piece of clothing that you own could you not live without?
My beanie, no question.
“THE OVER-SHARE QUESTIONNAIRE”
Like many of us, John has passions that extend beyond the office walls. One of those passions is poster printing.
John started poster printing at Pasadena City College, and wanted to make a series of poster prints comprised of people he knows and places he’s been. The majority of his pieces are four color process prints or posterization.
The print below is a 12"X12" posterization portrait he made back in 2017, and it as it happens: it’s his favorite.