We are a finely tuned network of merchandising & marketing brands built to service the needs of clients both big and small.

AKT is a true one stop shop that offers design, manufacturing and online store services while participating in community growth projects and live events.

LEADERSHIP

ALEX TCHEKMEIAN
PRESIDENT

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Alex has combined his entertainment and music background with his entrepreneurial spirit to find success in a wide range of business ventures.

Tchekmeian's drive and ambition led to the founding of AKT, a flourishing enterprise comprised of multiple brands catering to the merchandising and design industries.

Alex and AKT have been recognized by publications such as Inc Magazine, Business Week, Orlando Business Journal and Chicken Soup For The Soul.

Alex lives in Winter Park, Florida but can also be found traveling coast to coast visiting with clients.

JARED MENDELEWICZ
CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

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Jared joined AKT in 2004 and has played an integral role in the company's incredible growth over the last decade.

After managing AKT's operations, branding & application design for almost ten years, Jared now works to harness the power of the 100+ employee enterprise to maximize efficiency, sales & customer satisfaction.

Jared has spoken to students at Full Sail University, Appalachian State University, University of Florida & Florida International University.

Jared lives in Downtown Orlando with his English bulldog, Burger.

GRANT TCHEKMEIAN
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

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Working in the music industry and playing in bands for almost twenty years, Grant may have been responsible for inspiring Alex to create the music that led to the foundation of AKT.

Grant designed, built & sold AKT's 1982 Bar, a Gainesville live music venue. He created AKT's sales team in 2008, increasing revenue by over five million dollars in just under three years.

As COO, Grant is consistently fine-tuning the company's resources across multiple brands and two coasts to maintain the growth of the enterprise.

Grant lives in Maitland, Florida and is an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

SERVICES

MERCHANDISING

As a full-service garment decorator, we offer screen printing, embroidery and other printing services.
  • Apparel Printing
  • Embroidery
  • Promotional Items
  • Digital Printing

ONLINE STORES

Pick, pack and ship is the name of the game. Simple stores to custom integrations, we do it all.
  • Music
  • YouTube
  • Fashion
  • Pop Culture & more

DESIGN & DEV

We make custom graphics and web sites. We specialize in online commerce, search engine optimization and custom web-based apps.
  • Merchandise design
  • Branding
  • Web site development
  • Social Marketing Apps

Community

Building communities and hosting events is a large part of AKT. We foster collaboration, positivity and fund raising!
  • YouTube Creators
  • Music Education
  • Apparel Designers
  • Merchandising Industry

BRANDS

MERCHSPIN

Full-Service Screen Printing
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MERCHSPIN

Full-Service Screen Printing
Offering high quality apparel printing, embroidery, digital printing & promotional items at affordable prices.

DISTRICT LINES

Online Shopping Network
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DISTRICT LINES

Online Shopping Network
Home to the official stores of thousands of musicians, YouTube creators, pop culture brands and more.

StudioAKT

Custom Graphics & Web Sites
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StudioAKT

Custom Graphics & Web Sites
We create custom merchandise designs, logos, web sites & social marketing apps.

BIG TOP

Custom T-shirts
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BIG TOP

Custom T-shirts
Custom T-shirts & embroidery offered without minimums at the highest quality and most affordable prices.

PLAYLIST LIVE

YouTube Community Event
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PLAYLIST LIVE

YouTube Community Event
Playlist Live hosts three-day gatherings for fans, creators and supporters of online video in both Florida (Orlando, FL) and the Tri-State Area (Secaucus, NJ).

GTWTF

Charity Organization
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GTWTF

Charity Organization
Provides underprivileged children access to a musical education and instruments.

MINTEES

T-shirt Design Community
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MINTEES

T-shirt Design Community
Promotes tee designers, clothing brands and tee enthusiasts, Mintees.com is home to some of the most talented designers in the industry.

THREADHEART

Design & Print Studio
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THREADHEART

Design & Print Studio
High quality screen printing and design firm located in Orlando, Florida. Clients range from local businesses to international touring artists.

GLAD RAGS INK

West Coast Screen Printing
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GLAD RAGS INK

West Coast Screen Printing
Offering high quality apparel printing located in Pomona, California.

AKT MANAGEMENT

Artist Management
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AKT MANAGEMENT

Artist Management
Full-service artist management services.

SMARTPUNK

Music-based Online Store
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SMARTPUNK

Music-based Online Store
Shop popular and underground music on District Lines.

CLIENTS

Our clients range from independent artists and startups to platinum selling musicians and major corporations.