Meet Our Vendor: Kellyportfolio Illustrations
I just met up with this awesome lady, Kellyportfolio Illustrations a few days ago and am so excited for you guys to meet her if you haven’t already. She’s new to our show but definitely not new to some people here in Seattle. I remember seeing her work many years ago and loving how fun and cute it all was. Let’s learn more about this sweet lady shall we?
Who are you and what do you do?
I’m the owner and artist of Kellyportfolio Illustrations; Illustration that’s simply delish’! I am cooking up new and delightful art for prints, greeting cards, enamel pins, and other fun accessories. I draw what makes me happy and often times, my muses revolve around confection and the sparkly world of burlesque.
What do you love most about craft show vending?
Being able to connect to my customers is a wonderful aspect of selling in person. Hearing laughter, speaking with people is amazingly rewarding. Meeting fellow vendors is also invaluable and I’ve established great friendships as a result.
Where do you see your business in 3 years?
I’m currently focusing on my wholesale business, making my work available and accessible on a much larger scale. With that said, in 3 years, I do see myself in stores across the country and I’ll be continuing to support and collaborate with local businesses.
What do your customers love most about your product(s)?
One of the best compliments I’ve ever received is “Your work makes me really happy.” I think people enjoy my play on words, retro salaciousness, sexy subtleness I convey and my sense of humor. My work is versatile. People can give it as a gift, or hang in their home, or wear as an accessory.
What’s the best experience you’ve ever had with one of your customers?
I get messages all the time from customers of followers on my IG who are touched in some way by my work. Sometimes, they are facing a personal battle and they just need some laughter and find their joy by looking at or purchasing something I have made. These times of darkness make the glow of love and light glow brighter than ever and if I can be that for someone, it is one of the most rewarding experiences.
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