How fast time flies! You probably hear that line a lot when December steps in. And it feels even faster than it really is when you're busy. I bet everybody's busy this month. Especially my fellow freelancing artists out there. The closer the holidays come, the busier we get. That's something I learned to accept after 3 years of being self-employed.
So what has been keeping me busy since mid September that I had to put some stuff for Buhay Bohemio aside? Well it's these monogrammed items for Customized Chic.
One of my best clients on digital portrait paintings, Madam Yssa, is very much into personalizing things for her home and one day, obviously not so long ago, decided to make a business out of it. She started with these really sleek acrylic trays with engraved monograms.
So yeah, I am the artist behind every monogram on her products. My collection of fonts in my PC was certainly put into use. Designing her items was so reminiscent of my employment years in export companies where I designed housewares and decor.
Really I was almost like her employee for 2 months! Like an artist-on-call, I was confined to my PC, waiting for her instructions, submitting product studies and marketing images to her via email. That of course went on when she started accepting orders. She had fairly a lot of orders for starters, and it was all monograms for me for days and days. I'm beginning to dream of the alphabet in my sleep.
She promised to herself that she'll stop accepting orders for the holidays by November 22nd because she's also aware that I also have my own brand to attend to. But there are still a few follow-up orders that she just can't refuse hehe. Well at least the load is not as hectic as the weeks before. Now I could get back to my pending t-shirt and digital portrait orders.
You know, in the local scene, there are a lot of personalize-it shops out there, but very few specializing on monogrammed items. So far she's the only one who offers monogrammed graphic acrylic trays and embroidered pillows. She's getting a lot of positive feedback and I'm really glad I was able to help a client with her business start-up.
Customized Chic doesn't have an official website yet but do check out the products on Facebook by following this link. ^_^