What inspired you to open your shop?
I started my shop on a whim after moving into my first apartment in 2011. I searched everywhere for affordable art prints, and finally just decided to try my hand at making my own. From that point forward I fell in love with the design process and typography. It is incredible to me how quickly my shop has grown! My motivation comes from my drive to do what I love for a living. I don't believe in wasting your day away doing something that you can't stand just to make a pay check. I want to be able to support myself and my future family based on a creative business that I have built. I believe in creating a life that you love and that everyone should follow their personal bliss in life. This shop just happens to be something that I am wildly passionate about.
|Bloom Where You Are Planted|
I typically start off pinning to a mood or typography board on Pinterest and end up getting distracted by things on Instagram. I have always been a very visual person so I have to be careful not to draw too much inspiration from these places. A lot of my designs come from a to-do list in my notebook that I keep with me at all times to jot down ideas as they come. I draw inspiration from what's going on in my life at that moment and the current trends in the creative world. From there, I sketch the design out in my sketchbook. Depending on the look I'm going for I will either switch over to my computer and design it digitally with fonts, or I will use a brush pen and paper to make the design come to life.
|Do All Things With Love|
I am loving the fonts Libby and Kailey lately! They seem to be popping up everywhere in my work. I am working on perfecting my hand lettering and just started dabbling in calligraphy so those two are pretty high on my list!
Absolutely! I was goofing around one day and just started writing out things like "#selfie" and "#ootd" when I decided on a new print line! The social media hashtag prints are pretty high on my favorites list right now, and I love that they weren't planned out at all. I'm hoping to add to this collection as time goes on. They're just so fun!
|Love What You Do|
My favorite item right now is my "Love What You Do" hand lettered print. It is the first print that I launched of my hand lettered collection and it is a concept that really resonates with me as I work towards building my brand and businesses.
I have very big plans for WhatThePrint in the next few months! I am working on new designs every day and I am beginning to add printing services for those who would rather have a print shipped to their front door. I will also be adding a one of a kind section to my shop in the near future where you will find original hand lettered prints, canvases, pillow covers and more!
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