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INTERVIEW: Jesse Finkelstein

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You may not be familiar yet with Print All Over Me, a.k.a. POAM, but you may be familiar with things like photoshopped pill sweatshirts all over tumblr and this crazy little industry called Graphic Design. POAM combines these two things into one IRL thing. In understandable words, you can make a print and have it all over clothes and design your own ‘collection’ which can actually be purchased and (hopefully) worn by other people in the world. AMAZING, RIGHT? The melding of the graphics you drew while on psychedelic drugs and bucket hats.

All of this is brought to the world by one Jesse Finkelstein of BYCO, a similar platform for fashion and home designers. He’s smart, he’s hot, and he’s our latest collaborator. We got sucked into the world of POAM and co-created a collection with our sometimes boyfriend Michael Burk, which you can see HERE, but before you go all buckwild shopping our shit, find out a little more about our crush, Jesse below:

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NAME: Jesse Finkelstein
AGE: 31
LUCKY NUMBER: 8

CURRENT FAVORITE WEBSITE:
Aldaily.com

MOST USED APP:
Spotify

FAVORITE EMOJI:
The smiley poop

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We are always looking for fun ways to make our site more fun, cool for customers, and with good options. When we found PAOM we basically needed an adult diaper. The fact that you offer one off custom prints is insane- how did this even come to be?
We have another company called BYCO and the goal of that site is to help designers get things made and sold. We were trying to figure out ways to create a similar project that would be easier for people without design experience to create things. We love prints and figured we’d start there!

Tell us about the PAOM team?
It’s myself, my sister, who is also my partner (in business), our design director Kate, and our design coordinator Hayley.

It’s a Friday night what are you doing?
Living.

We made our interns google you for an entire day to dig up some shit on you, we couldn’t find anything super racey! Can you tell us one secret about you that our readers might like! THINK JUICY!
I participate in water-aeroribics. Like the kind that takes place in a pool with styrofoam noodles.

We love that you work on cool causes and for things you believe in, tell us a bit about this.
We value failure and weakness. This is our universal experience. We created a platform for people to share and connect to perhaps mitigate this vulnerability. As a company that values transparency we believe that we have a responsibility to communicate the dangers experienced by people who are silenced.

Do you Sriracha?
No thank you.

What kind of underwear do you wear?
Briefs

What’s next for you and the PAOM team?
From URL 2 IRL. Making the internet real.

If you could see anyone in PAOM who would it be?
The children of the world.

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