Jake Nickell

Founder | Threadless

Chicago, IL


“Couple curiosity with confidence and you can do anything.”

As the founder of Threadless, Jake helps creatives share their artistic visions with audiences around the world. After working with Victor during the Leap Year Project early on, Jake was the first to nudge him to think of actually starting a school. “I didn’t graduate from college. I would have totally done this instead.” Acting as a sounding board and guest lecturer on community building and creative curiosity, Jake is a familiar face and dear friend in Ei Community.