Name: Lyz Olko Company: Obesity and Speed Founded: NYC 2006

I decided to be an designer because
I didn't know what else to do. I had always been working on something creative ...that and high school sports didn't work out. I still remember, the first magazine that made an impression on me as a kid there are a few: rolling stone, sassy, 17, vogue.........all were worlds so different from the one I was living in in my really really small NJ hometown. I really got to find out about everything from Kurt and Courtney to Linda Evangelista to Mugler to Mudhoney. My high school years involved a lot of skating, sneaking out, running from the cops, skating in abandoned parking garages, going to every abandoned rumored haunted spot, running from the cops, and going to punk shows in the city. and getting grounded. Now I get to work with my best friend Josh on our clothing line. Right when we met we knew we had to do something together.......I had no idea it would be this or last so long. i am really lucky. When I was young my two favorite movies were "The Dark Crystal" and "Who's That Girl".
I now live in NYC People think this of me I work around the clock. We are almost done here. "I love" is a great graphic I am so glad!!! That's one of my favorite graphics as well. It's so ominous and open ended...... If you could leave us with one thought, what would it be? Never give up.