It’s been months since I put some words together on this ole bloggy. It has been a crazy, busy time. A time of transition and change.
Today, I wanted to share that after almost three years of work as the creative director for Avocado Arts, I have decided to move on. The November stamp set is my final illustrated product for the company.
Life and business decisions present the biggest challenges along with the potential to grow. Deciding to leave Avocado Arts as the sole illustrator and product developer was a decision that was months in the making. I was there at the beginning, working with Michelle to create the brand and I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to illustrate over 50 clear photo polymer stamp products, countless digital product offerings, along with the logo, packaging, marketing materials and so much more to launch the company.
As many of you who follow me know, I am a professional graphic designer and illustrator. I also teach copic, product and mixed media classes here in Maryland. I’ve worn many hats and owned my own design company for over 9 years, all the while balancing work within the craft and hobby industry with my other graphic design clients.
Within the last 8 months, I have partnered up with a colleague and together we have launched our own new marketing communications company. We are off and running, serving many NEW clients alongside our well established ones. Click on the logo and check us out.
For those of you who follow my work as an illustrator/artist, I will continue teaching here in Maryland and will be dedicating this blog to sharing new techniques, tips, tricks and all the artsy goodness that you have seen over the last few years.
I want to Thank all who have supported my product design years within the Craft and Hobby Industry. It has been a six year run designing products forUnity Stamp Company, Avocado Arts, Craftwell: USA and ClearScraps. It was amazingsauce to meet so many of you in real life, see what you created with your own hands, see what you published in magazines using the products I designed. Just amazing. To the Avocado Arts, Pit Crew Team past and present, you all never ceased to amaze me what you created with the products I designed. It was thrilling for me to see such amazing talent each and every month. Thanks for sharing a little bit of you with me.