I'm a retailer and I'd like to place a wholesale order. How do I do this?
We'd love to work with your shop! Please visit our wholesale page where you will find our wholesale request form along with a list of our current retailers. A catalog and line sheet will be provided upon approval.
Where can I find your shipping rates?
Our shipping rates are based on your order total and destination. Your total with shipping will be updated after you enter your info upon checkout. We've also listed out all of our rates here.
Are you available for commissions or licensing projects?
Yes! We are able to work on both personal and commercial projects. Shannon's work has been licensed for commercial use on products ranging from wall art to iphone cases. A few of our current clients include: Oopsy Daisy, The Land of Nod, Get Uncommon, and more. Examples of art for these types of uses can be seen at Shannon's personal design site- www.shannonkennedydesign.com. Please contact us for more info on becoming a licensor or for more info on personal commissions.
Can I request custom colors for prints in your shop?
Since we screenprint our pieces in limited editions, we are unable to change colors. If you would like to commission a specially colored print, please contact us. We would set you up a new screen and then we would mix custom inks to pull you a "one-off" which is essentially a 1/1 (one of one) edition, very limited, but not as economical as our normal in-edition prints. If this sounds like something you'd be interested in and you understand the value of a custom piece, please do contact us to arrange a custom quote.
How did you get started screenprinting?
Shannon- I got started screenprinting in college while pursuing my degree in Graphic Design. I fell in love with the process and felt it was a great companion to design. After many years working in front of the computer I was yearning to work with my hands again so I brushed up on my skills, set up a press, and the rest is history!
Shannon- Screenprinting, aka silkscreening and serigraphy, is a fine art that has existed for hundreds of years. In essence a screen is burned to provide a "stencil" of the design then ink is pulled through with a squeegee to the paper or fabric beneath it. As a designer, I relish the fact that I can produce printed goods that become unique, one-of-a-kind pieces. Sure machine printing would be faster and so much easier, but a screenprinted card or print that has been hand-pulled with a texture that you can see and feel just has that je ne sais quoi! Additionally, screenprinting inks on paper never fade or peel and the screenprinted designs on our garments get softer and more worn in with each wash.
Explain this "distress" texture you use in your designs.
Shannon- I love vintage design and classic styling so I like to incorporate textures within my art to give it that worn-in and weathered feel. Many of my designs feature a distress texture and while it may look like pieces of the design are missing, believe me that this is intentional. Also keep in mind that since screenprinted products are done by hand the texture, registration, and colors may vary from piece to piece.
Can I read some reviews of your products?
Quality and customer service are important to us! See what people who have ordered from us have to say about our goods.
Are you a "green" company?
We certainly strive to be as environmentally friendly as possible. We see this through by obtaining our paper and envelopes for our screenprinted products from US-based and family owned French Paper Company, which uses clean, renewable hydroelectric generators to churn their mills. All of our screenprints and cards utilize their Recycled and Speckletone papers and our digital prints use FSC certified papers. We use 100% organic cotton baby and kids garments made right here in the USA, and we purchase locally made organic cotton, when available, to make our pillows. All of our screenprinting inks are waterbased and non-toxic and we use earth-friendly clean up materials.
Are you hiring?
Right now we are a small two-person company, but we have set our sights on being able to move our studio to a space where we can spread out and hopefully have room for a few helpers! I will post any job openings on our blog so keep checking back or better yet, sign up for our newsletter.