hi there. my name is dylan. nice to meet ya.

i run this page called the dead end. i make all the designs myself, coded this website by myself, and run this page by myself. you probably know most of that by now though.

i live in fort collins, colorado and go to colorado state university. i was born and raised here in colorado, and i was born and raised a deadhead. my parents met while trading tapes after jerry passed, and raised me accordingly.

i actually grew up hating the dead, believe it or not. i had a couple of their songs on my old ipod nano and thought their songs were long, boring, and hollow. obviously, i don't think that anymore.

when i was 14 or 15, i stumbled on the dead's red rocks show from 7/8/78. (namely that show's franklin's tower) the rest is history. i fell in love almost immediately and dove deep into the band's music, lore, fanbase, and -- most importantly -- it's art.

around the same time, i was starting to develop a love for graphic design. i started off designing sports logos, social media graphics, and various advertisements. it took some time before i blended my passion for the dead with my increasingly large eye for design, but i ended up bridging the gap between the two in 2017, when i started this page.

to call the years between then and now a long strange trip would be an understatement. whenever i look back at my old t-shirts, i'm always shocked by how far i've come between then and now. i'm also reminded that even after changing and growing as much as i have, there's still so much more to do in the future.

i know it's a bit cheesy, but i really want to thank you for helping me on that journey. i really couldn't have done it without you, and i definitely couldn't still be doing it without you. kind folks like yourself have helped empower and fuel both this page and myself, and i am truly grateful for it.

thanks for reading through this page, friend. it really, truly does mean a lot to me.

i hope you enjoyed learning about myself, and i hope you enjoy the stickers, t-shirts, and other goodies on this site that i've designed just for you.

as always, welcome to the dead end. (~);}