Ashkahn Shahparnia (’06 Fine Arts)
ASHKAHN Studio + Company
My company, ASHKAHN, specializes in art direction, design, illustration and products like greeting cards, prints, accessories and t-shirts.
There was no way in hell that I wanted a 9-5 job working for someone else. I had a ton of ideas and needed the time to develop them and share it with the world.
When clients started calling me instead of the other way around. When my products started selling a ton, and stores started to take notice!
Thank you, Otis!
Otis is amazing. It taught me that being an artist isn’t the easiest profession, and that you need to “stay hungry, stay foolish” (as the late great Steve Jobs said) to make something happen.