Who are we? What do we do?
Transfigure is a print shop founded in 2017 to specialize in LGBTQ+ inclusive screen printed apparel. Our focus is to supply the LGBTQ+ community with our goods and services, safe opportunities to raise money, and helpful ways to spread awareness. We work largely with the trans community as we are a trans-owned business and want to emphasize the importance of trans lives as much as possible. The need to support each other and work together to bring attention to worthy causes in our community is important now more than ever!
Transfigure has been working primarily with small businesses as of late, specifically those that are queer/poc/trans owned and operated. We've collaborated with brands like Stealth Bros & Co. , Push2Motivate FTM, Transilient, Mission:Transition Box, and Black Trans Tv. We would like to continue working with brands that give back to the community in terms of helpful resources, safe and educational discourse, and a supply of quality products.
We print bulk orders of our own stock and carry out contract orders for other businesses, along with offering graphic design services too. We have done limited runs as low as 10 pieces up to as many as 250. If you or someone you may know could benefit from working with us please feel free to reach out, we're here to help!
founder, bailey sell
Transfigure was founded by Michigan native Bailey Sell. He identifies as a transgender male and currently calls Grand Rapids his home. He's set to graduate from the Kendall College of Art and Design at Ferris State University in the spring of 2020 with a BFA in Printmaking and a minor in Graphic Design.
He is constantly printing in some way, shape, or form—seven days a week—and couldn't see life any other way.
Transfigure took on its first official employee in 2019. Riley Collins is a Metro-Detroit native with an all-consuming interest in words. She graduated from Grand Valley State University with a degree in writing and business, and still enjoys studying genre theory and attempting to balance numbers.
Today, Riley works professionally as a writer, seeking ways to communicate ideas and happenings to a variety of audiences. Also a part of the LGBTQ+ community, she’s passionate about supporting the growth of platforms that allow each unique voice to speak its truth.