When I made the very first ZOX Strap back in 2010 by hand, I had a blast. Just some paint markers, elastic and a bit of silver thread was all I needed.
When we decided to manufacture our own bands in 2011, we were the first. There was no factory we could order them from, nobody I could ask about how to make them the best I possibly could. Instead, we made every single piece of each band in different places, learning first hand-just how hard it was to have six different production managers to work together to make the best pieces we possibly could.
The day I received the very first manufactured samples, I did a bit of a happy dance. I was beyond excited to see this thing I had spent months working on come to life. The icing on the cake was seeing the art I had designs adorning the elastic we had milled - it was incredibly rewarding.
My hope with this Artist Portal is that I can attempt to give all of you the same experience - that you'll find the sheer joy that comes from seeing something in your mind become something in your hand or, more specifically, on your wrist.
Making your own ZOX is a special opportunity we don't give out easily, but I can promise you it's a worthy endeavor. Thanks for being here.