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Dolph Zahid
President

Dolph Zahid graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, USA, with an honours in Architecture; specialising in lighting and air conditioning.

In 1990, desiring to be closer to his family, Dolph relocated to Brighton, UK. Here he was involved in his parents property development business, managing major projects, and gaining important business competencies.

During this time, Dolph also decided to embark on a totally new venture by starting another business in a completely different vein. He opened a shop selling t-shirts, gifts and other licensed products.

Over the following 10 years Dolph opened a total of 8 stores around the UK. From Cardiff, to Leeds, to Portsmouth, and Brighton to name but a few.

This gave Dolph an excellent insight into how retailers worked. Also the wholesale of the Withit designs broadened the appeal and awareness of the brand as Dolph continued to exhibit at trade shows around the globe.

Brad Caines
Creative Director

Bradley Caines first worked as a Computer Programmer for a global logistics company in Bristol, UK, but quickly felt a strong desire to work in a more creative environment where he would utilise his skills to greater effect.

After taking a 5 month break trekking around the USA in a camper van, he decided to come back home to the UK to start a business making hand painted & printed t-shirts.

Without any formal training in art or design, his motivation for high quality and authentic artwork meant that the products sold well. Brad started supplying Dolph and the Withit stores in 1992 and in 1996 they joined forces!

When the ‘Withit’ brand moved into Licensing in 2001 Brad developed and designed all the characters, their look and aesthetic. Selling millions of products globally.

Experience on both sides of the counter has made him appreciate the deadlines of licensees as well as the requirements of retailers.

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Dolph Zahid
President

Dolph Zahid graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, USA, with an honours in Architecture; specialising in lighting and air conditioning.

In 1990, desiring to be closer to his family, Dolph relocated to Brighton, UK. Here he was involved in his parents property development business, managing major projects, and gaining important business competencies.

During this time, Dolph also decided to embark on a totally new venture by starting another business in a completely different vein. He opened a shop selling t-shirts, gifts and other licensed products.

Over the following 10 years Dolph opened a total of 8 stores around the UK. From Cardiff, to Leeds, to Portsmouth, and Brighton to name but a few.

This gave Dolph an excellent insight into how retailers worked. Also the wholesale of the Withit designs broadened the appeal and awareness of the brand as Dolph continued to exhibit at trade shows around the globe.


Brad Caines
Creative Director

Bradley Caines first worked as a Computer Programmer for a global logistics company in Bristol, UK, but quickly felt a strong desire to work in a more creative environment where he would utilise his skills to greater effect.

After taking a 5 month break trekking around the USA in a camper van, he decided to come back home to the UK to start a business making hand painted & printed t-shirts.

Without any formal training in art or design, his motivation for high quality and authentic artwork meant that the products sold well. Brad started supplying Dolph and the Withit stores in 1992 and in 1996 they joined forces!

When the ‘Withit’ brand moved into Licensing in 2001 Brad developed and designed all the characters, their look and aesthetic. Selling millions of products globally.

Experience on both sides of the counter has made him appreciate the deadlines of licensees as well as the requirements of retailers.