From Custom Art to Stock Art
In August 2005, Great Dane Graphics was turned upside down by the devastating Hurricane Katrina. Clement and his employees were forced to go their separate ways, but Great Dane Graphics was able to preserve by changing its product offering. Instead of designing custom art, the company began designing stock art that was customizable and production-ready.
This new stock art was created while employees lived in different states, including Clement, who took a position at Screen Printing Supplies, Inc. (SPSI) in Minnesota. During his time at SPSI, Clement gained extensive knowledge of the direct-to-garment printing industry. Eventually, he was able to return home to Louisiana and to Great Dane Graphics full time.