I was looking to have my logo made into a stamp so I could have it on my boxes, bags, etc.
That is when I found Brown Pigeon.
I sent her an image of my business card and she was able to hand carve me the most beautiful stamp. She even set it on wood which is awesome. On the underside of the box lid is care instructions for the stamp and the box is tied with this pretty ribbon.
The owner and artist behind Brown Pigeon is Meagan and I wanted to share with you my interview with her.
Name: Meagan Lewis
Name of your shop: Brown Pigeon
Link to your shop: brownpigeon.etsy.com
What do you do? I create custom hand-carved rubber stamps. I work with a lot of small business owners, crafters and brides-to-be. I can make a stamp of someone's logo or artwork or I can design something personalized and unique for any event. I also have my own line of stamps that I sell in my Etsy shop and some local stores.
How did you get started? Just after obtaining a printmaking degree and moving back to my home in California, I began to make and sell handmade cards that I printed with my own hand-carved stamps. Soon I began selling at craft shows and people kept asking about the images on the cards. I quickly realized that people were more interested in the stamp images than the cards themselves. I decided to start selling my stamps and taking custom orders and Brown Pigeon just took off! I'm so thankful and enjoying every minute.
How long have you been doing it? Art: Forever. Etsy: about 3 years
What is your least favorite thing? Nothing! Ok, waiting in line to ship international orders at the post office isn't that fun.
What would you change about your life right now if you could? Not much!
Coffee or Tea? Coffee every morning and sometimes an iced tea at lunch.
Any advice for someone just starting a career in crafting? Make customer service a top priority. It is a privilege to make a hobby a business and what makes that happen are your customers. Let them know how much they're appreciated and your business will thrive.
Anything else you would like to share? Let's see...I'm working on a new line of stamps, so check out my Etsy shop often for new designs. And if you have an idea for a stamp or need a custom stamp, let me know. I'd love to hear your ideas!
Thank you so much Meagan for a wonderful experience and a great interview!
I love my stamp and will be back to order from you again because I am starting a second shop called Shannon Chomanczuk Designs.
If you liked this interview please share it with your friends, be sure to check out Meagan's shop and tell her Shannon sent you!