James Wilder is stepping out of the box with a grungy style that appeals to an alternative crowd. He goes by the name Ceeno, signifying a rebirth of sorts, and he is the founder of DANK USA®. He talks with March Forth Media Company to share his company, its message, and his source of inspiration.
Baltimore native James Wilder started his company, DANK USA® back in 2015. At that time, Ceeno first started making tees with designs that he thought were cool, and started selling them on BigCartel. By the time he launched his own website in 2016, he was in love with the creative process. James shares, “just the feeling of creating something from nothing was an instant addiction... like a drug, and I was already into fashion as a teen in high school. I just combined the two and now I’m putting my ideas on pieces of fabric now.”
Dank USA brings a community vibe, and a message of hope to others. “Dank” is a universal
term for marijuana, so designs have a cannabis influence, and the artwork has a vintage style with images conveying the feeling of being