About Jeff Finley


Jeff Finley is one of three partners at Go Media. An Ohio native, he has a background in illustration and cg animation and has a passion for marketing, social media, and building communities around brands. He’s also founder of Weapons of Mass Creation Fest, a premiere art/design/music event.

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He’s been designing professionally since 2004 and got his start working with punk rock bands and indie clothing brands. Jeff was one of the original members of the t-shirt design community Emptees and won t-shirt of the year in 2007 and he’s written an ebook about how to become a legendary t-shirt designer.

When not designing, he focuses his energy on non-traditional marketing techniques and social media. Through this passion, he helped land his keyboard playing friend a gig on Jimmy Kimmel Live in 2006 through a viral video on Youtube. He’s the primary author on the design blog GoMediaZine which is read by over 20,000 subscribers. He believes that branding and marketing should be real and human, not sneaky and fake.

By night, Jeff’s a husband, homeowner, and aspiring bboy. When not practicing his breakdancing moves in his basement or feeding his pets, he’s either playing drums in his band Campfire Conspiracy or watching foreign, independent, and documentary films with his wife Kim. He and his wife are strong advocates of living a substance free life without drugs or alcohol.

Thread's Not DeadMy Book — Thread’s Not Dead: The Designer’s Guide to the Apparel Industry

I wrote a book about how to dominate the t-shirt design business. You know, designing shirts for your favorite bands and indie clothing companies and then starting your own line with goals of going big time. This book tells you everything I know about the subject. Available in hardcover and digital ebook/audiobook format for $49.95.

Projects and Collaborations
Selected Clients

Warner Bros Records, Sony Music, Nike, Lincoln Electric, Bravado USA, American Greetings, Adobe, Computer Arts Magazine, Advanced Photoshop Magazine, Cleveland Cinemas, Spice of Life, Muse Content Group, Kelly Green Web, Coca Cola, Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, Pepsi, Gym Class Heroes, Signals Midwest, Stolen Parts, Bridge and Tunnel, Caliban, Disciple Clothing, Declaration Clothing, Paint the Stars, All City Media.

Arsenal Customers

Activision, American Eagle Outfitters, Blizzard Entertainment, Comedy Central, Disney, Fender Guitar, JCPenny, MTV, NBC, Rockstar Games, Take-Two Interactive, Tapout, Target, Under Armor, Virgin, Wal-Mart, Warner Bros, and over 60,000 more.

Features, Interviews, and other Press







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