Hi there - I'm Tony.
I've been making a living as an artist/designer since 2007. I have also been designing for a top t-shirt company since 2014 and love every day of it. I was born and raised outside the San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California and started following hockey when the San Jose Sharks came to town. I've been obsessed with goalies and their equipment for the last 30+ years - 10 of those years playing between the pipes myself.
I geek out over goalies (if you're here, you probably do too!). As the most unique and fashionable position in all of sports, it feels a bit underserved in the apparel department. I started Backstop as a way to merge my two passion - designing and goalies. I may not be able to call the crease my home any longer, but I can make sure you look good doing so!
Thank you for stopping by and don't hesitate to reach out and say "hi." I'm always open for suggestions and will chat with anyone who wants to geek out over equipment!