It's time to introduce another maker in our Meet the Maker series!
Meet Carrie Schaefer, illustrator & printmaker behind Schaefer Design Co. Whether its prints or apparel, dishcloths, or tea towels -- we love everything that comes out of this lady's studio.
Keep reading for our Q&A with Carrie!
I have been a graphic designer for about 11 years with roots in illustration and painting. I discovered screen printing about 4 years ago. It all started with a Lake Superior design that I sketched out, when my husband said "I would love to see that on a shirt. Being an artist who is always trying new things, I quickly learned how to screen print. I started printing on t-shirts, and 8x10 pieces of paper. Then I printed on tea towels, larger pieces of paper, pillow cases, baby onesies & hats... pretty much anything I wanted to see a design on.I have always been an artist and maker, and my work is always sort of shifting and evolving.... maybe making it a little strange that I won't stick with one specific medium. I love working with all of it.
When I discovered the art of screen printing and the print process, I was hooked. I enjoy the ability to multiply illustrations myself, mixing colors to get the desired effect I want. I love that I can print on paper and fabric, creating both framable art, wearable art and home goods (I like to call my home goods 'practical art'). I sometimes combine illustration, screen printing and gouache painting to create mixed media art prints.
Be a risk taker! I meet so many creatives who are also dreamers; who dream of the "someday" with their ideas. Make that someday today. I believe we were made to create and if we are not putting that into practice, the world misses out. Also if you are a business and scatter brained like me, get a business coach. They help.
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