Brian Marchand started screen printing shirts in 1982 and has never stopped. Born and raised in Storrs, Connecticut, a prominent college town, Brian was fascinated by the variety and creativity of t-shirts worn by the students. In an art class at E.O. Smith High School is where he first got the taste of what screen printing was all about. Once he was able to experience the screen printing process in it’s entirety, he fell in love. He went on to work at a local sporting goods store as a screen printer while he was attending Eastern Connecticut State University as a graphic art’s major. Fast forward to 2014, Brian and Barbara founded Barefoot Designs and has grown to be a local staple in their community, providing quality products along with excellent customer service.

When Brian’s not working, he enjoys painting surfboards and skateboards, off-roading in his Jeep with his friends, and playing with his black lab, Jax, alongside the Indian River.