Guest Designer Interview: Tinker and Teal
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Join me as we chat with our Club Chaos featured designer.
Hey Megan! Can you please tell us a bit about yourself?
Could you please share a little about the significance of where your business name comes from?
How did you first get into designing?
When I first started my business back in the day when I was still working a regular boring factory job I was making custom farmhouse signs. I began really loving designing the files for the signs instead of making the actual signs.
Do you prefer designing or making the actual item?
When it comes down to designing vs making the product with stickers it’s a dilemma lol. I love making illustrations and the characters when designing but I really love seeing how they come out printed as stickers!
What is your favorite type of design to create?
Who or what inspires you?
I am truly inspired by Nikita from Kitaleigh. Her work is just amazing and some of the ideas she has just blows me away.
What does a typical day or week look like for you behind the scenes?
A typical day for me is getting up at 6 am with my kiddos and getting them on the bus at 7:30am. I then do email responses and schedule some posts for the day. If I have any sticker orders with my physical sticker shop I do those first to get those out in the mail as soon as I can. Once those are done or if I don’t have any orders I begin doing freelance work for a website I work for. Once my freelance is completed for the week I then switch to designing for my own shops. I really don’t have much excitement with my schedule. It constantly changes due to kids being sick or any other interruptions I may have. I really love having a schedule but with a small business it doesn’t always go to plan so you have to be able to pivot and come back to it later.
How would you describe your style?
What’s something you wish you knew when you first started designing or creating?
What’s your most popular item in your shop or on your blog?
When you aren’t designing what can we find you doing?
What is your favorite food?
If you could be any animal what animal would you be?
What’s next for you?
If you do not know I started an exclusive digital design membership. My plans are to really grow that membership with more members! The membership consists of svgs, clipart, sublimation, sublimation add ons, and seamless patterns. Just a little bit of everything! But all designs are only sold IN MY MEMBERSHIP! They are not resold anywhere else! So if you are looking for exclusive designs that no one else uses that contains NO TM OR COPYRIGHT issues my membership is perfect for you! For 2023 I also have big goals of growing my sticker business with a themed monthly sticker box as well as beginning a journey into further illustrations and trying to get my art licensed into bigger box stores and corporations! Seeing my illustrations in children’s books and having my art used on products in box stores have been two of the biggest dreams I have had!
You can find me on Etsy, Design Bundles, Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, Tiktok, and FINGERS CROSSED HOPEFULLY creative market this year as well! I am in the process of applying for Creative Market once again. My links are below!
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