We had the good fortune of connecting with Thomas Mee and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Thomas, why did you pursue a creative career?
I have always loved the elements of design. When I was growing up I was always around creatives-cousins who were potters, an uncle who had a interior design firm, my father building houses and my mother a natural crafter. I think that all of that gave me a understanding of how design impacted peoples daily life, and ultimately landed me in the design world. When I am creating a design for someone helping them find how to best represent them and their brand I get a chance to see and try to understand what makes them feel happy or will drive their success.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Thomas Mee Design Works was started to because I saw a need for people to have a creative home base. Somewhere that a client could get the whole 360 degree treatment. We work closely with local screen printers, small and large format print companies, photographers, interior designers, and web developers to help people and businesses reach their end goals. Starting Thomas Mee Design Works has been a thrill, we have had nothing but support from family members and our community. We wants to help our clients with all of their creative projects and feel that our success stems from the success of each of our clients.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
My best friend is also a creative person, he would be coming up from Georgia. First we would be stopping by breweries, probably Cerebral Brewing so that he could get a taste of Colfax life. After that we would probably find ourselves wandering around RiNo looking as the street art. He studied photography so we would try to make a pitstop at Whiskey Wednesday to watch Andi Whiskey and Nemo do their weekly cocktail photoshoots. Then straight into the hills probably ending up in Glenwood Springs for a soak or in Telluride to catch the Telluride Horror Film Festival. After all of that it would be back into Denver to try and catch a few live shows at the High Dive.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My success comes from many levels. First would be my partner and the co-owner of Thomas Mee Design Works, Amy Bryant. They help me stay focused, motivated, and to work on a larger scale. After that would be my father-he has always been a key driver in any of the projects that I have started. His mentorship has been boundless. Beyond that I find my success is the result of trying to know the people around me, understanding what needs they have, and how my talents can help them hit their goals.