About the Founder (Archived)


Thank you for visiting the Animated Collective website! A little about myself, I am a 23 year-old designer, aspiring musician & entrepreneur living in the Metro Detroit Area. I'm a Virgil Abloh fanboy (Off-White anyone?) and he is one of my biggest inspirations in fashion and design.

I started Animated Collective because I believe everyone is already great at something, but that some people may not have found that thing they are great at yet. That idea, combined with a little bit of Stoicism and a passion for clothing created Animated Collective. 

So, after a few weeks of drawing random logos and a lot of revisions, the “Animated” logo was born. 

I have three rules: don't make designs that I wouldn't wear myself, don't chase absolute perfection and don't ever stop creating. 

If you want to keep up with my design process and approach, or just want to see what is going on behind the scenes, you can follow my blog here! I'll be posting stuff every week.

Thank you for coming to the site, and be sure to get a shirt & spread the word about Animated Collective!

Remember, always live life Animated!

-Ani Mayasandra, Founder

P.S. - The quote below is the one that inspired me to take action and actually launch Animated Collective. I hope it inspires you as well!

"It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live."

- Marcus Aurelius

Ani Mayasandra