MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - Aug 12, 2016) - Ami James Brands, Inc. (OTCQB: AJBI) ("Ami James Brands" or "Company"), a licensing and brand management company which has evolved from its roots in the tattoo industry, is pleased to announce that Darren Brass, world renowned tattoo artist and original cast member of TLC's reality show "Miami Ink," has been appointed to the Company's Strategic Advisory Board.
Darren is known for his big and bold designs in the world of tattoo and human artistry. However, it's also Darren's vast experience over the past 12 years in creative development with major brands in the categories of children's apparel, sneakers, artwork, and editorial illustrations that make him an ideal member of the Ami James Brands team of advisors.
Darren has worked for major ad agencies like Bernstein & Andriulli where his focus was on illustration projects. From there, Darren had a successful run with Quicksilver subsidiary DC Shoes, an "action sports" footwear, accessory, and apparel company rooted in skateboarding and snowboarding. During this time, Darren was responsible for the creation and design of five sneaker styles for DC Shoes, from the artwork on the shoes, right down to the materials used to construct them.
In 2008, Darren collaborated with Gibson and "Rock the Vote" to custom hand-design a one-off Gibson Les Paul Studio guitar. Darren also designed a 90 year anniversary custom cap that was used in a gallery show and book for New Era Caps. Darren then co-founded children's lifestyle brand "Ruthless & Toothless" which integrated Darren's styles and designs into a one of a kind children's line.
"Darren's primary focus for Ami James Brands will be creating a children's apparel line based on updated trends and his artistic influence. He has a track record in that space and a passion for it," stated Ira Morris, Corporate Secretary of Ami James Brands. "The other area we have identified for Darren is house and home accessories with bedding, towels, linens, and dishware now all multi-billion dollar individual categories. Darren's work in these categories is very exciting and I strongly urge people to go to his Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DarrenBrass/ and his Instagram at www.instagram.com/brass305/ to check out his creative vision and designs."
Darren Brass, concluded, "Ami James and I came up together in this business. We share a lot of the same philosophies and visions, and I'm really excited to be working with him again on new designs in two categories I really love, children's apparel and home accessories. I'm hoping I can also bring many new opportunities to the table through my business and industry contacts."
About Ami James Brands, Inc. (AJBI)
Ami James Brands, Inc. is a licensing and brand management company with its core business rooted in the tattoo industry. From apparel and fashion, to consolidating the fragmented tattoo industry, artist and entrepreneur Ami James is arguably the most recognizable face in the tattoo world. The Company is based in Miami, Florida, the home of the legendary "Miami Ink" tattoo studio, the Love Hate Social Club.
For additional information regarding Ami James Brands, Inc. visit www.amijamesbrands.com.
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