This week’s guest is Tyler Tolson, CEO and Founder of Denik, a designer notebook and lifestyle product company that uses a portion of its funds to build schools and support artists. He started the company in 2011 as a full-time student at Utah State University. The company has blossomed into a multi-million dollar brand and serves customers like Nordstrom, Urban Outfitters, and Target in over 16,000 retail locations in North America. Denik also produces custom notebooks for brands like Nike, Disney, Google, TikTok, Uber, and Obey. The Denik community has funded 6 schools to date- 1 in Laos, 1 in Guatemala, 1 in Ghana, 1 in Nicaragua, and 2 in Mali, Africa.
Tyler has been named as “Young Emerging Leader” by the Leader to Leader Institute in New York, and was selected as "Top 40 Under 40" leaders in the Gift and Stationery Industry. Tyler currently serves on the Entrepreneurship Center Board at the Huntsman School of Business. During the last eleven years he has taught and trained audiences of various capacities, and has consulted entrepreneurs, students, and artists at all stages of business. However, Tyler's greatest accomplishment is marrying the girl of his dreams and raising his 4 rockstar kids.
Michelle & Tyler discuss how Denik began, building schools through proceeds, finding artis and how Denik continues to show the world that 'Art Can Change The World.'
This week’s episode sponsored by Fine Lines Showroom, a west coast wholesale rep agency with showrooms in LosAngeles, LasVegas and Seattle representing over 50 fabulous gift, fashion + home lines.
For those looking to schedule a mentoring session with Tyler, here is the link.