Another artist/designer/entrepreneur we look up to is the one and only, Glen Infante, Founder/Designer/CEO of ILTHY (I Love the Hype). From being a designer at HotCards.com to developing a website to generate funds for a billboard of LeBron James to try to keep him in Cleveland, Infante has proven himself to be a versatile and capable designer. We ran across his design work early on through myspace, and from then on continued to follow this seemingly no-name designer from Cleveland and were awed by every piece of his work. His fame and talent continued to grow as he started designing for huge names in the sports and music industries.
With no intention to start a business, but rather to sell shirts on RealCavsFans.com, Glen continued to work. Supporting everything Cleveland, he began designing shirts centered around local stars such as Lebron James and Kid Cudi and from there grew the ILTHY brand we know of today. It’s people with a passion like this that push us and give us faith to continue to do what we love and attempt to expand our own company. Starting from the bottom, being a no-name brand is no easy task to say the least. Glen has showed us that if you have the passion and the drive to do something great, with a little hard work you can accomplish your biggest dreams. We don’t have the money right now to print all the ideas that are built up inside our heads, but we hope to bring you more personalized OSKY Brand designs in the near future.
In October of 2009, Glen and his ILTHY brand hit the internet with a full-blown website. Even with just a few designs in his pocket, Glen raked in the followers with shirts like Moonman, which were spotted at big name parties such as Kid Cudi’s listening party. As months went on Glen kept designing for both ILTHY and other side jobs trying to keep King James in Cleveland, making music flyers, and other shirts for businesses and what not. No matter what Glen does, he reps Cleveland with a passion.
In 2011 Glen left his position at HotCards.com and focus on ILTHY at full force. In December of 2011 Glen opened up is very own, ILTHY Workshop space. Located in Gordon Square, the Ilthy shop includes clothing, stickers, wall art and more. ILTHY has grown consistently and in abundance in the last 2 years and will continue to do so for time to come. S/O to Glen and ILTHY, you are a true inspiration, we love what you are doing and look forward to what the future brings. To check out Glen’s site, blog, and shop head to http://ilthy.com/ or follow em on twitter @ilovethehype.