After Felt & Wire‘s launch of the Design Ignites Change Notebook Project, I was curious to see what kind of response my notebook would get. As a one (wo)man show, relatively fresh out of college and without having my own press, I felt a bit intimidated and yet very honored to be in a crowd of so many great printers. Soon after the sale of the notebooks started, I noticed my notebook had a few likes in the shop. That made me feel great but I figured it was probably just my mom and a friend or two who added the item as a favorite :)
With the launch of the project, Felt & Wire began featuring interviews with the designers and printers who participated in the project. It was at this time I realized my notebook was starting to be a success. Nothing feels quite as good as complete strangers’ comments about how your notebook is their favorite. Check out my interview here!
Right after my interview was featured, Felt & Wire began a contest to determine which notebook from the Feedback Loop was the crowd’s favorite. After a short week of people voting on facebook, my notebook was voted the favorite! As a wonderful and unexpected reward, I received an entire set of notebooks from the project. Upon opening the box, I was delighted to see the variety in construction and design and to find the little hidden elements that were not noticeable in the storefront photos.
If that all wasn’t enough, Felt & Wire’s featured collection last week was
curated by Kristin Appenbrink, the associate editor of RealSimple.com.
Upon taking a look, I came to find my notebook featured in her collection.
What a wonderful surprise.
I’ve been intending to start my process of selling at the Felt & Wire shop since before my participation in the Feedback Loop. After seeing the success of my notebook, I’m hopeful that other things I’ve created will be received just as well. I’ll try to get my work moved down to me in Indianapolis from Chicago very soon so I can start sharing my work with others.
In the meantime, a big thank you goes out to everyone who has supported the Notebook Project and to Felt & Wire for doing what they do so wonderfully.
I realized that it may seem like I disappeared for the past month…I did. I went through the process of moving from Chicago to Indianapolis for a job at in interactive design. After seeing my work you may be surprised that I didn’t say print, but you heard me right…full-time interactive design. It was very difficult to leave the community that I was getting to know in Chicago but I thought, what better way to learn something new than by doing something 100 percent at a place that is giving you a chance to learn?
The place is Vision3 Creative (V3 for short). It’s a small studio of 14 people
that has grown with four more since I arrived one month ago! V3 focuses on interactive media with a strong emphasis on touch-screen experiences.
They love the color orange (as indicated above by their logo) so I think it’s
a good fit. Oh, and the people and studio space are awesome as well.
I’m getting used to designing in pixels and haven’t yet adjusted to the idea of having nothing physically tangible upon the completion of a project. I think I’ll have to get busy with some of my own projects in my spare time!