Forget Sunday Funday, it’s Maker Monday!!!
Welcome back to Maker Monday’s! We decided to take little hiatus over the summer but we’re back baby! In case you’ve never tuned in, on Monday’s we feature a different maker in a dedicated blog post & on our social media feeds. We carry so many incredible brands in the store and want to make sure the world knows about them! Today, we’d like to celebrate the kids going BACK TO SCHOOL with Love, Designs! They make the cutest reusable chalk board signs, our most popular is the First & Last Day signs.
“My academic background is not in graphic design, but a leap of faith brought me to take on a graphic design position with basic design skills in the food and beverage industry with my family. After 7 years of conquering the restaurant business, I stepped away to start a family. While pregnant with my first son, I was faced with what to do after maternity leave ends. It came down to re-entering the work force or starting my own business. The business concept behind Love Designs came about when I was looking at decorating my son’s nursery. After searching for décor with specific/custom ideas in mind, and not able to find anything locally I decided to put my graphic design skills to work and put together some artwork and personalized prints, which received many compliments from family and friends, and even orders! This sparked my passion to start my own graphic design business to design at an affordable rate for everyone! After a couple years of running Love Designs as a graphic design service specializing in custom keepsake art, many customers started inquiring about reusable options for our designs.
It was then that I started getting prototypes made for a First & Last Day of School design. We are the first company to come out with a double-sided reusable First & Last Day of School board and the business just took off at that point! Now we offer a full line of Reusable Milestone Boards from celebrating pregnancy milestones, monthly baby milestones, birthday milestones, school milestones…and even reusable tracing boards for preschoolers to practicing writing and work on their tactile skills! I never imagined my business would become what it is today, and I’m thankful for all the love and support for our products!”
Q & A WITH LOVE DESIGNS
What is the dream that you wish to fund through your business?
I hope that through my art, I can help families document life’s simple moments and celebrate milestones throughout their lifetime! When you gift our products, you are gifting a keepsake of love and lasting memories.
What are you most proud of about your business?
I am most proud knowing that our customers love and enjoy our products. It motivates me to keep designing new products and designs! I am so grateful as I have the best customers whom always take the time to send me photos of our products in action.
How have you grown as a person as a result of your business?
Running a business has really made me step outside my comfort zone and gain new life experiences and ways to enhance the way I run my business. The best way to learn is via trial and error. You never know until you try!
What difference does your art make in your life, and your family’s life?
Art plays a very important role in my life as designing is my creative outlet. It allows me temporarily escape reality and let my creative juices flow. Running a small business with 2 young children has so many challenges, but art and design allows me to find a better balance and organization!
If you could say one thing to the person that buys and/or enjoys your art, what would it be?
Thank you for supporting local and shopping small! Thank you for supporting my dreams and my family!
You can find Love Designs here on our website: Love Designs
See ya next Monday with a new marker spotlight!
To celebrate the new school year we are doing a give-away over on our instagram page, be sure to check it out!
Here at the Local Space you are not only supporting one store, you are supporting 100’s of small businesses & their families. Helping to turn someones dream into a reality & putting your hard earned money back into your community. Thank you for your support over the past few years. We couldn’t grow, accept more vendors & help more small businesses succeed without you!