FRIENDS & COLLABORATORS
This website is the end product of a year of transformation. As I wrote on New Year’s Eve 2015; “Along my journey, I have been given gifts from everyone. Some large; some only small tokens. But I accepted and appreciated these more than ever before. I think it was in the gathering and appreciating of these gifts that I have put myself back together.”
In addition to the virgin run of calendars, I came away from 2015 with the realization that you can’t do “it” alone. You need your people to keep you going, lend you their expertise, and share their inspiration. This same lesson holds particularly true for starting a little web business.
The friends and collaborators below helped make my little idea a sincere reality. Go learn more about each of them!
Griggs is one of my favorite people to work with/bribe with beer into helping my dumb ass. He’s honest, sincere, and will help think your way out of anything with a clear visual solution. (It’s also fun to watch him attempt karaoke.)
He’s probably too talented to merit promotion here, but if you have a high-level design or branding project, he’s your go to dude! Go look at all his badassery here.
Fink is the best wall cubicle partner a girl could ever ask for. We bonded over our absolute need for desk fans and my daily sneezes between 3-6pm. He’s the hardest worker I know and apparently one hell of a swing dancer.
Need a website for your small club? Need a killer presentation created and revised in pretty much any program? Need someone to patiently teach the basics on Adobe products to beginners – Fink’s your man!
I used to see Jet’s large monitor array over my cube wall. While I sat there editing the umpteenth excel spreadsheet or bulleted email communication, she got to draw fun video game characters that looked like giant Macy’s Thanksgiving balloons!
With one abstract email, some sample precedents and a single round of questions, Jet drew the amazing logo you see on this website and all my packaging. She made the “Crest of Banana” come to life…including my little furballs!
If you need an illustrator with amazing talent for creating charming whimsy, Jet is your gal!
MONICA GONZALEZ PHOTOGRAPHY
Monica is a budding entrepreneur just like me. She’s a family, portrait and pet photographer and I can personally vouch for her skills with adorable newborn baby announcements.
After meeting only once at a baby shower, she agreed to help me with the awesome professional level product photos of my calendars and prints you see on this website. Give her a shout next time you want beautiful images of the things you love!
Supporters & enablers
I’ve know Amanda almost her whole life and watched her morph from teenage spitfire to shrewd creative woman. She grew a small idea into a successful small business so logically was the first person I interviewed for intel!
Her products are adorable and make the best office Secret Santa gift! Order some Corkbuds or visit her at one of New York City’s hippest flea markets.
You should also check out her amazing hand-drawn chalkboard for retail environments or other amazing artist endeavors here.
This is my dad. He’s hilarious, a ridiculous colorful dresser and perhaps my biggest fan. He gave me some seed money to take this little endeavor professional, so he’s getting a shout out on this page. But I’m sorry other entrepreneurs, you can’t have him. He’s all mine! Thanks for always believing in me and being my cheerleader, Dad! Love you!
I was introduced to Jon-Da printing by Luca. After a quick in person consult, I got a quick quote and all my questions answered. When I was finally ready for calendar production, Phil helped me sort all the issues and print a sample for review. First round of inventory was hand delivered just two days later.
I’m so incredibly pleased with the results and I think you will like your product too. If you have a printing need in the Jersey City Area, give them a call.