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Design a T-Shirt, Get $2500: An Interview with Jeffrey Kalmikoff of Threadless

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Jeffrey Kalmikoff is a partner and the Chief Creative Officer at Threadless/skinnyCorp, the Chicago based site that let's everyone submit t-shirt designs--if you're chosen, you get $2,500. Over at the Web 2.0 Conference in San Francisco last week, we met up with Kalmikoff who gave us the low down on his company, building customer trust and his views on communities motivated by passion instead of profits. You can find him on Twitter at @jeffrey

Other Interviews at the Web 2.0:
- Lucian Tarnowski on Getting Jobs through Social Media
- Asya Shein of Fusicology
- Dr. Natalie Petouhoff, Customer Service and Social Media Consultant
- William Marc Salsberry, Tech Photographer
- Alexia Tsotsis of LA Weekly
- Mike Prasad of Kogi BBQ and Girl Gamer
- Sean Percival of lalawag

By Mark Dienger, Special to LAist

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