Their Story: Jake & Max
Jake & Max, founder Tyler's twin-older cousins, were born with a genetic disorder called ‘Fragile X Syndrome’. For men, it is a genetic condition that causes developmental problems such as learning disabilities and cognitive impairment. Fragile X triggers neurological issues that affect males cognitively, physically, socially, and emotionally. Throughout Tyler's life, and still today, Jake & Max constantly exemplify an endless perseverance and passion for life. Their strength through adversity and inspirational achievements are rooted in a powerful love for family. Jake & Max have inspired cousins and siblings to: become special education teachers, get involved in charity organizations, and now start a company in their name. Jake Max is an exciting new chapter in the life of Jake & Max; this is an opportunity for their name to become a platform to share and inspire.
September 27th, 2016
Jake Max was founded in an entrepreneurship class at the University of St.Thomas in St.Paul, Minnesota. The founders, Tyler and Amanda, were on a mission to share the stories of people with special needs and raise awareness and funding for organizations involved within the community. They envisioned a brand that allowed people with special needs to feel proud of the brand they create and donations they raise-for a organization involving the special needs community of their choice. As the company developed, a new emphasis on employing people with special became integrated into the Jake Max mission. Maximizers, or Jake Max artists, now have the opportunity to earn an income per the sale of their design.