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Meet Tommy: Finishing Lead, Gamer and Heavy Metal Enthusiast


Get to know Tommy, another member of the StickerGiant Team.

Finishing Lead at StickerGiant

Tommy is the lead on all our finishing equipment, from getting the machines ready to run, the proper lamination in place and making sure your stickers and labels get cut and rolled just the way you want.

In his free time, it’s all about video games and heavy metal.

Hey Tommy!

My name is Tommy, and this is my sticker story.

I'm the laser lead operator, so I pretty much will organize rolls, see who get them first, tell about all the work, and then, if there's any issues I'm dealing with them.

Ever since I was a young kid, my dad's worked with computers, so I've been building computers from the ground up as long as I can remember.

What's Your Story?

I'm from New York, but I've lived here for around 23 years. I play a lot of video games, do a lot of skateboarding. Maybe some Frisbee golf here and there, computer work that's about it.

What's Your Favorite Part About StickerGiant?

I like working here because of the people, mainly because I get along with everyone, everyone's super cool to each other, most of time the machinery I like a lot, because I've never really worked with lasers before, and I think it's a really cool application we're using it for.

What Else?

My favorite types of music are death metal, brutal death metal, technical death metal, pretty much the broad spectrum of it all there's a few different subgenres that I'm not gonna get into.

More folks behind the stickers

At StickerGiant, employees like Tommy are encouraged to take part in the Open Book Finance project, and we've been running this program for seven years now. There is a special way that we play the Great Game of Business, and our team contributes to Open Book by sharing the numbers and working every week to better understand how to grow the business. Since Tommy runs the finishing machines, he's a important step in getting the stickers produced and out the door for our customers.

We view each role as vital pieces of our team, and it's always great to see the team delight customers. We hope you enjoy Tommy's sticker story and the many more on our blog. Check them out under the Employee Feature category.

Meet John Fischer, the original StickerGiant

[SG]-John-Sticker-Story-Blog-BadgeMeet John Fischer, the founder and owner of StickerGiant. John talks about his background, what he enjoys the most about the company and what he's interested in outside of the sticker shop.
John's been in the news a bunch over the years, and you can read some of the coverage on our press page. Our podcast team also sat down with John for an interview in our founder's story episode, where we talk about starting the company and the many changes over the year. It's a deeper dive into running a business, and it's worth the listen.

Meet John the StickerGiant

My name is John Fischer, and this is my sticker story.

Hey John! What do you do?

I'm the owner and founder StickerGiant. I started StickerGiant 17/18 years ago in my basement with my wife, and we just started selling political bumper stickers online and one day we realized: "we have an actual business."

What's Your Background?

I went to school for art, so I have a commercial art background and a commercial art degree, and I worked in printing companies selling printing to the advertising agency world and retouching. Way back in the day before the Internet. Then when the Internet happened, I got into Internet marketing really heavily and at an ad agency, and I help build some of the very first websites that did anything.

What's your favorite part about StickerGiant?

My favorite part of StickerGiant is the people and the team and how much fun they have getting everything done every day.

What makes StickerGiant different?

We have our own way of doing things. We're an Open Book Finance company. We're an EOS company, which is a certain kind of management that lets everybody know what they're supposed to be doing and what their job is every day. It helps all of us get along super good.

What else?
I have a couple hobbies. One of them is traveling and the other one is I train German police dogs.

Thanks for answering our questions, John!

Meet Tom: Account Manager, Broncos Fan and StickerGiant Barista


Get to know Tom, a long-time fixture here in the StickerGiant front office. His business is all about helping people find the right sticker for their story. When he's not delighting customers, he's cheering on his beloved Broncos. For real, when this guy gets a paper cut, he bleeds orange and blue. Oh yeah, he brews a mean pot of coffee, too.

Meet Melissa From Our Shipping Department


Get to know Melissa from our Shipping Team here at StickerGiant. She is busy checking quality, packaging up orders and setting up the classic StickerGiant Shipping Cam shot that we take of your stickers and labels before they go in the box.

Tell Us About Yourself

I have been here for almost three years and when I first started, I was working in customer service. But about a little over a year ago I switched to the production side of things and moved to the shipping Department, which I absolutely love because I love being on my feet all day, and I get to see a lot more of everybody's stickers and labels. Before this I was in the hair industry, and I miss it, but I need something a little more stable because I'm a mom and I ended up applying for a job here when I was living in Wyoming with hopes of moving back to Colorado. So this was pretty much everything that I wanted in a job: Monday through Friday, great people, fun atmosphere and little did I know I would never want to leave.

What's Your Story?

Well I am a mom, and I'm engaged to be married, which will happen later on this year, and I'm Is having a great time in life. My fiance owns a brewery and we like to hangout with our friends and go see live shows and I love working here. Being able to work with such creative people and I have made such wonderful friends here and I get to see so many artistic stickers and pretty much have a great time I'm while working really hard and I couldn't ask for more as far as a job goes.

What Else?

I recently started learning how to play bocce ball, which I'm really enjoying and I'm hoping to get a little crew together so that we can compete.

Meet Al: The Bluebird of Happiness


Meet one of the Press Operators for us here at StickerGiant. Al is an expert in printing all our stickers and labels coming through the shop and he inspires happiness in us all.

Hey Al!

My name is Allen LaFollette, and this is my sticker story.

What Do You Do?

My name is Allen LaFollette, and this is my sticker story. I'm the press operator for the 4500 and the 6800 Indigo presses, and my job is to keep those things running, full tilt boogie. I've got a extensive background in printing. I started out as a contractor for IBM running the high-speed Hitachi machines. Then their color program, which was a Zikon machine. About thirteen years worth there, and I've been here about six years, running the Indigos, which I have to say I like the machine much better.

What's Your Story?

I'm a tile setter, and I also drive a bus. And I'm an artist and I've got an art show coming up in November. So gotta buckle down and get some painting stuff. When I'm not working or doing any of that, I get a long ways away. Usually try to get up above 10,000 feet with the Jeep. I'm either fishin' or camping.

What Your Favorite Part About StickerGiant?

The fact they give us a chance to grow. They sent me to class, and now I'm now I'm certified level two for both presses, which is nice. So if you want learn or take classes or have an opportunity, they really stand behind that and that I admire very much.

What Else?

I started this line item on the board that's titled the "Bluebird of Happiness, so my job is to go around and ask a question that pertains to happiness or you know, research some scientific data and come up with quotes or just something goofy and as a result, I really got to know people here. And they've gotten to know me and some of the responses are definitely entertaining and then some are real-eye opening. I guess it helped me in a lot of ways because you always think you're happy. You think I got a pretty good line on my life, but something could happen. You could lose someone or you could encounter something devastating and you start to take a look at your happiness, a little closer and in doing this, it's help me in many ways so one hand washes the other, I guess.

Meet Ilene the Party Planner, Finance Director and Baker of Birthday Cakes

Meet Ilene

Get to know another member of Team StickerGiant, Meet Ilene. She is the person behind all the finances of the company, baker of birthday cakes, Hello Kitty fan and an all around amazing person.

Watch Ilene tell her story and hear about her experience here at StickerGiant.

My name is Ilene and this is my sticker story.

What do you do?

I've been here for over eight years with StickerGiant. I started out as the bookkeeper and now the Finance Director. I've had many, many titles here though. I've been the baker of the birthday cakes. I've been the party planner and order taker of office supplies, like toilet paper and chocolate.

What's your background?

I am a mother of twin boys who are now 19 years old. That is basically how I met John Fischer, CEO of stickergiant. We were working on a fundraiser for the boys elementary school and he came in saying "I need a bookkeeper. Do you know anybody?" and I raised my hand.

What's your favorite part about StickerGiant?

The people make the company and it feels like a family.

What else?

I also like to crochet and right now, we've had two brand new babies born in the StickerGiant family and one to come in November, so I've been busy crocheting little booties and little crowns because they have been girls.