October 25, 2022
2 min read

Into the mind of Jeff Sheldon, founder of Ugmonk

Jeff Sheldon (whose name has been synonymous with his brand, Ugmonk, since around 2008) makes simple, functional and beautiful products of all kinds. Like mymind, his original product came from a need – at the time, he was searching for minimal, well-made t-shirts and couldn't find them online. So he made them himself.

A self-proclaimed designer and "entrepreneur by accident," his design philosophy also resonates with our approach at mymind.  "I take a slow and thoughtful approach to nearly everything in life, remembering that more isn’t always better," says Sheldon on his website. "...I want to design and breathe life into products that last a lifetime and then some."

We've been following Ugmonk's work since the beginning, so we were curious to know what's on his mind these days.

What’s the best compliment you received recently?

This, about the new product we just launched:

“The new Gather system is the last set of desk accessories you’ll need with timeless design and quality materials. It’s the Vitsœ of desk setup.”

What’s the last thing you read?

Build by Tony Fadell

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What book do you want to read next?

“Discipline Is Destiny: The Power of Self-Control” by Ryan Holiday

A quote that’s meaningful to you?

“The grass is greener where you water it.”

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Best gift you’ve ever given?

An engagement ring to my wife

Where do you want to travel to next?

Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark

What would you buy, if money weren’t an issue?

A Rivian vehicle

What hobby would you take up, if you had the time?

Coffee roasting

What is the funniest tweet or meme you’ve seen lately?

It’s Corn!

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One good recipe we should make?

These fried avocado tacos.

What’s one thing that shows up when you search “blue” in mymind?

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What’s the most beautiful thing in your mind?

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Save what matters to you and keep moving forward. As simple and beautiful as that.

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