Bernie January Jr.

Creative Director/Senior Designer, Heartsleeve

Heartsleeve is a purpose-driven design and screen printing studio in New Orleans. Every Heartsleeve shirt is original, hand-printed and every purchase supports a cause. Heartsleeve has grown to become a B2C retailer, a B2B wholesaler, and a B2B design agency, serving local and national clients who require custom-built designs, products, and strategy.

“With support from the initial Coalition to Back Black Businesses $5,000 grant, Heartsleeve was able to create a stronger web presence and establish new products and services while facing the challenges of the pandemic. The enhancement grant will provide funding to expand our regional wholesale reach across the Gulf South and transform our design client offerings into an independent, full-service design agency.”

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