First of all, we are officially done with our coffee-shop-hopping days and have joined some other amazing creative talents at W | Studio! We are beyond thrilled to have an actual space to call our own! We debated over and over about whether we really needed an office outside of our homes. Now that we have actually taken the plunge, we realize how much more efficient we are. More than anything, we're loving being able to have physical pin boards to build inspiration for our pattern collections. That was difficult to do working from two different home offices. So mark this down as one of our best decisions yet. If you're local, stop by and say hi anytime!
This is also allowing us to get some help! We are currently on the search for the perfect fit to the Ampersand Design Studio team. If you have always wondered what it would be like to work in small design firm, run a shop, a lifestyle blog and love all things design and color-related, you might be the perfect fit. We are small, but very fast paced and we are willing to teach you how we get things done here! Scroll down to the bottom of this post for directions if you're interested!
Three weeks ago, we launched our first collection of iphone cases! A full line of 16 designs are now available in our etsy shop! Thank you to everyone who has been sharing them and ordered one for yourself! Hope you are loving them!
And, last but not at all least, we are prepping for our second year at Surtex!!!!! (Surtex is THE trade show to sell and license original pattern & illustration) .We can hardly believe that it's been almost a year since we did this last year (read our full Surtex 2012 recap here). Last year we were also in the process of redesigning our entire website as well, so we're happy to have more time dedicated just towards the show, but with current clients, licensing contracts and the shop, we've got a lot on our plate – hence the call out for an intern! We're so excited about the possibility of meeting future clients and can't wait to see what the 2013 show holds for us. If you will be attending the show, stop by and see us at Booth #356!
Ok, that's where we stand as of today. We'd love to hear what you all are up to and what you're tackling in 2013!
Alright, 2013, LET'S DO THIS!