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Because 20 years of marriage was just too easy, Danyse and Steve decided to start a business together. The idea is to bring great designs with positive mantras to t-shirts. We love the positive, the inspiring, the harmony with nature and life kind-of-thing. As illustrators, we look for inspiration everywhere and upon looking in the mirror one day, we screamed. We had gotten older. We had worked for companies like Hallmark, San Rio, Macy’s, Mattel, and Fisher-Price developing all kinds of product, which was theirs of course. Danyse did stints with Silpada while Steve continued a lifelong dream of cartooning and illustrating, working on “Two Cows and a Chicken”, puzzles for Ceaco and explainer videos for businesses. Fast forward to Off Leash Tees. The hope is to create the greatest thing for you to wear aside from an authentic Viking pelt: a cool t-shirt.

If we could pick one symbol that represents what we want to represent, it would be the yeng yang symbol. Tired and overused, and probably completely taboo for designers to touch, this symbol is used to describe how seemingly opposite or contrary forces are interconnected and interdependent in the natural world; and, how they give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another. That is life. We believe in the serendipitous nature of life, the spiritual nature of our existence and the hope for a better mankind. Which isn’t to say that some angst doesn’t leak into our designs. “Sure, I have good and bad days just like everyone else,” says Steve. “I have the same dreams that everyone has from time to time, the dream of being sucked into the final abyss while hearing the screams of agony and the cracking of bones in the teeth of the horned-back reptiles with dripping acid saliva. So I'm pretty much just like everyone.”

So cut loose and express yourself with an Off Leash Tee. Let yourself run amok.