We had the good fortune of connecting with Mike Sherrill and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Mike, what is the most important factor behind your success?
I think a big factor is just doing what we love and what we are interested in! Its fun always having different projects to tackle and keeping things fresh with new ideas and approaches! We have a lot of pride in what we do and how we help our customers at TH!S. Being able to help small companies grow and succeed and being passionate about that is really what keeps our clients coming back. Those people helping spread the word of what we do at TH!S to their friends, family and peers from a realistic and honest standpoint, has continued to be what makes our company grow and succeed. A real grassroots style, word of mouth tactic has helped us throughout the years immensely! People support us cause they like who we are and what we do to in turn help them, really couldn’t ask for a better buisness to client relationship!

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
TH!S Art, Print and Design has grown from a small idea into a steadily rolling entity that just keeps on going and growing! With 9 years of TH!S and countless years of Art creation leading up to that, it has been a long journey so far! Happy we can continue to do what we love! We specialize in all types of art oriented projects, but a ton of Stickers, Printed Goods, Logo and Graphic Design, and Murals happen here at TH!S. We have steadily updated and grown what we are capable of, and with each of those steps there is a big risk! So far though it has all been highly beneficial to what we can do and luckily been good business decisions to keep us moving forward! There have been bumps in the road all along the way for sure! Just have to keep at it and push through whatever struggles come up without giving up. For the most part things can be overcome and in turn you come out having a better understanding of how to avoid that situation in the future. It’s tough running a small business but the rewards of being able to do your own thing are amazing! TH!S strives to bring quality art and printed goods to small brands while avoiding the corporate, big box structure that weighs down the fun factor!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Colorado and Denver specifically is filled with cool things to do! Certainly would take someone to a concert cause the music scene in Denver is top notch! Going snowboarding at a resort is always a great Colorado activity! There’s too many great restaurants and bars to narrow down, but whatever part of town your in most likely has some hidden gems to eat and drink at! A trip to the 40West Art district (where TH!S is located) is a fun way to spend a first Friday and enjoy some local artwork!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
We are heavily Ingrained in the music scene here in Colorado. The people that support us from Venues, Bands, and Festivals have been a massive support over the years. Huge shutout to that whole industry and all the people involved. Ogden, Gothic, Bluebird theaters, Mission Ballroom, 1stBank Center, Red Rocks, Fiddlers Green, Larimer Lounge, Lost Lake, and Globe Hall just to name a few! Thanks a ton! Along with that, Individual Artists have been very supportive! We love working with people that pursue and move their art. We wouldn’t be where we are today without small runs and print projects for a ton of artists and collective style groups out there doing their thing. Thanks for helping us by supporting what we do here at TH!S! The Snowboard, Skateboard and Ski Community has always backed and supported us as well. That whole scene is a huge influence and push for what we create! Grateful for years of living that life, and in turn now being supported by the following generations that are carrying it on! Last but not least Friends and Family have always been supportive and motivating to help us keep TH!S going! They are crucial in really driving it home that we have created something special here at TH!S!

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