Something we have wanted to do for a long time is make our social channels more about community and y’all! Product shots (and our hands in them) are super fun, but at the end of the day this business was built on collaborative magic. So we’re starting #TPbehindthebrand on Instagram (and will repost here) to introduce you to our amazing clients and their stories. Read below to meet Chandlyr Jackson of Freckled Fuchsia.
I first started Freckled Fuchsia as an outlet for myself to get back into regularly illustrating again, and getting over the fear of sharing my work publicly via Instagram. I was working as a UX Designer at a small company for a few years and found myself behind a screen all the time. I realized that I needed a hands-on and screen-free creative hobby back in my life.
For months, I got back into my drawing groove and practiced consistently, waking up early to squeeze in drawing time in the morning before work, or staying up late to brainstorm new ideas. The more involved my re-discovered hobby had become, the more seriously I took my work by trying out my first artists’ market, and opening up an online shop for my art prints about 8 months ago. Around that time, I decided to take the leap to pursue Freckled Fuchsia full-time because I truly believed in it’s potential. The more confident I felt in myself, the more I realized how much I wanted to develop my own brand, maintain control over who I work with, and have power over how my brand will evolve over time. I’m very self-motivated and thrive independently, so it just felt like the right move.
Since then, I’ve grown my skill set by incorporating more block-printing and textile work because I personally see the value in maintaining a healthy balance of hand craft as well as digital design work for myself. I discovered Tower Press through Native Bear last summer, and was excited to learn that they were also a new company that had only launched a few months prior to when I found them. I used them to order my first batch of 5 art prints (woo!), and have been using their print services for my art ever since. I absolutely love that the card stock is 100% recycled, and I’m obsessed with the texture. I love supporting Tower Press because they work incredibly hard, they’re transparent and I’m always looking to grow my network of companies that share the same environmental and social values as I do.
Follow along on Chandlyr's journey viaInstagram. We've been so thrilled to work with her on customart printsandkraft labels. Browse our website for tons of custom printing and design options, we look forward to featuring YOU next!