We had the good fortune of connecting with Domonick Jones and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Domonick, how did you come up with the idea for your business?
While most people are aware on how hard it is to be successful in this world, you have to work and sacrifice a lot. The idea for One of Ones Atlanta was a play on words for what we wanted to do with the merch, the brand, and the culture that we speak to and represent. The clothing originally was supposed to all be one of one pieces which quickly changed even though we do offer them still with our limited pieces but our popular designs are sold more than once. The brand itself represents standing out and striving for more which we also aspire to be as we do not have many brands like us that embodies more than just a clothing line we strive to be a statement for young adults that associate with the brand. The just graduated, young professional, entrepreneur, and artistic culture is the leading piece behind this movement because there are so many young, hungry, talented individuals in this world and we would like to contribute to adding innovation and inspiration to them all not just in Atlanta. I just remember what it was like before social media and not having positive reinforcement to find content or things to relate to the struggles when I was going through the grind. I think it’s more beneficial to be able to provide a relatable source for those young individuals who might not have the best guidance or motivators around them to stay locked in with the brand and also send a message by associating with the brand by standing out, setting themselves apart, and being a true one of one.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I currently work as an account manager in Roswell for a Logistics Brokerage for my full time job. It is very fast pace and unpredictable so there is never a dull day in the office. My family owns a liquor store on Cobb Parkway that I help manage as well. We are currently a staple in the community after successfully marketing and building a friendly quality customer service brand. Lastly I run One of Ones Atlanta which is the brand where I use most of my entrepreneurial/marketing skills. It is not easy to manage these three jobs all of the time but I make efficient use of my time. From 5am to 10pm I have a schedule which is never a routine since adjustments are always made on the fly but a prioritize schedule is how I manage. I learned so much in these past few years with these businesses while enjoying the process. One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned is you have to keep going you may not know the most, have the most connections, or even have a clue on what it is that you need to do to be successful and the only way you can find out is by taking the risk, asking the questions, and putting the work in consistently. I would love the world to know that my brand represents so many people including myself where if you are inspired to do anything in this world you can make it happen. So many of us graduate college, start a business, begin a corporate job and really want to improve their situations and have no clue where to begin or lack the motivation. This brand is here to inspire, relate, and help guide them along their paths with other people going through the same things as you.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would take someone to Big Sky for Brunch mainly for mimosas, Fellinis pizza in Buckhead for Lunch because they have the best pizza in the city, and Atlanta Fish Market for dinner because I love all of their seafood entrees. Some of the most exciting places that I would bring someone would have to be out to tongue and groove, buckhead night life or tiki tango which all have great night life. Piedmont park, Ponce and the beltline would be some great things to do during the day because there so much things you can get into. The last place I would bring someone is to the braves stadium/the battery where there is a ton of things to do now in that little city with so many different food places and it has great night life as well.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to shoutout my friends and family, they have been so helpful with little things that don’t go unnoticed. The simple things like reposting something for me or grabbing items I needed from the store and also keeping me grounded and giving great feedback to help me continue to improve. I truly appreciate them all.
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