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Motivated by his son with autism, Robert is following his dream to make cute character t-shirts so he can spend more time with family.
85 backers pledged $5,783 to help bring this project to life.

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Hello, my name is Robert and I'm an indie designer from Santa Cruz, CA. It has been my dream for some time to be the next Paul Frank. I have spent the last two years creating characters in my own little happy world. It wasn't until recently that I got some real motivation to make this dream a reality.

Earlier this year my son was diagnosed with Autism. This was really hard on me. Especially since the majority of my time is spent away from him at work in San Francisco. This inspired me to follow my dreams so I can spend more time with him.

For two years I have been creating characters, designs, marketing plans, researching the business and creating a budget with long-term goals:

1) set-up and print an initial run of shirts for inventory
2) upgrade site to have full e-commerce capabilities
3) finance a professional photoshoot
4) create content for marketing and advertising
5) begin a marketing campaign to be everywhere I need to be

I’ve put in my own money and tons of time, but to give this project the best chance requires additional capital. I'm ready to take this to the next level. I need your help to get there. Please donate and when I reach my funding goal, I will send you a cute shirt! Check them out below :) Thanks!!!

All shirt styles and colors can be seen at wauidesign.com when making your selection.
Women's (Small - X-Large)
Men's (Small - X-Large)
Kid's (X-Small 2-4 years - Large 14-16 years)
Baby Onesies (6 month - 24 month)

// EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER SHIRT //
Features cute characters (L-R) Baby Jayce, Penne the Penguin, Violet aka Sassy Girl, Thom Kitten and Liam the Panda. This is a one-time exclusive print just for this Kickstarter project and will never be made again. This shirt is available only to those backers who pledge $120 or more.



* International Pledges please add an additional $25 for shipping costs.

// ADDITIONAL STYLES //
Here are the styles for Retro Sports Shirt, Long Sleeve Shirt, and Sweat Shirt. These styles are available only to those backers who pledge $250 or more.

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    Pledge US$ 5 or more About US$ 5

    A Pack of Five (5) Nerd Life Stickers plus a super fresh tweet from @wauidesign

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    Pledge US$ 30 or more About US$ 30

    One (1) T-Shirt of your choice (graphic, color, and size) from the assortment below, a Pack of Five (5) Nerd Life Stickers, plus a super fresh tweet from @wauidesign

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    Pledge US$ 60 or more About US$ 60

    Two (2) T-Shirts of your choice (graphic, color, and size) from the assortment below, a Pack of Ten (10) Nerd Life Stickers, plus a super fresh tweet from @wauidesign

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    Pledge US$ 90 or more About US$ 90

    Three (3) T-Shirts of your choice (graphic, color, and size) from the assortment below, a Pack of 15 Nerd Life Stickers, plus a super fresh tweet from @wauidesign

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    Pledge US$ 120 or more About US$ 120

    One (1) Waui Design Exclusive Kickstarter T-Shirt (shown at bottom). This is a one-time exclusive print just for this Kickstarter project and will never be made again. Along with this you will receive Two (2) T-Shirts of your choice (graphic, color, and size) from the assortment below, a Pack of 20 Nerd Life Stickers plus a super fresh tweet from @wauidesign

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    Pledge US$ 250 or more About US$ 250

    One (1) Long Sleeve Shirt, One (1) Retro Sport Shirt, and One (1) Sweatshirt of your choice (graphic, color, and size) from the assortment below. Along with this you will receive a Pack of 20 Nerd Life Stickers, One (1) autographed Art Print of your choice, plus a super fresh tweet from @wauidesign

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    Pledge US$ 500 or more About US$ 500

    One (1) Long Sleeve Shirt, One (1) Retro Sport Shirt, and One (1) Sweatshirt of your choice (graphic, color, and size) from the assortment below. Along with this you will receive Five (5) T-Shirts of your choice (graphic, color, and size) from the assortment below, a Pack of 20 Nerd Life Stickers, One (1) autographed Art Print of your choice, plus a super fresh tweet from @wauidesign

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    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    Custom made illustration* of One (1) Waui Design Character (see wauidesign.com/characters) to be printed on your choice of One (1) shirt style (Men's, Women's, Toddler, or Baby Onesie). Along with this you will receive a Pack of 20 Nerd Life Stickers, One (1) autographed Art Print of your choice, plus a super fresh tweet from @wauidesign //

    * Will be limited to the simple Waui Design illustrative style as seen in current assortment (e.g. sports figure Penne, Musician Penne, Pirate Penne, etc). You will send your idea and will receive Two (2) Total Artwork Proofs before graphic is sent for Final Print. Please message me if you have any questions :)

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