Meet the Maker Feature: Colleen

Meet the Maker Feature: Colleen

Wish to study extra about our quirky and humorous showcases? Meet the Maker and behind-the-scenes creator of our beautiful shows within the function of the month. Not solely is Colleen growing her profession at Paper Supply, she additionally shares her heartfelt pastime with us right here:

Paper Supply showcases entice our prospects and arouse curiosity and admiration for his or her artistic prowess. Who’s the star behind these lovely beings and the creativeness that ignites these elaborate artwork installments? Colleen is our Visible Merchandising Director. We needed to study extra about Colleen’s artistic background and private story. We requested Colleen to inform us a bit of about herself.

The place are you from and the way lengthy have you ever been with Paper Supply?

  • I grew up in Libertyville, IL. It is a suburb outdoors of Chicago and near our company headquarters. Then I attended Savannah Faculty of Artwork and Design with a deal with Illustration and Printmaking. That is how I ended up working at Paper Supply, it was a ardour for artwork and paper.
  • I have been with Paper Supply for over 12 years! My profession began on the retailer degree. My first job was Assistant Retailer Supervisor. I quickly rose to the rank of Retailer Supervisor and managed Midwest Visuals for the corporate. My path introduced me to the Retailer Operations staff led by Visible Merchandising and Retailer Communications.

What’s your favourite Paper Supply shade scope shade and why?

There are such a lot of issues I like and have modified through the years. Fuchsia, Mint, Spruce, Royal and Peacock.

Our inviting and enjoyable showcases are the very first thing our prospects see! We love the colourful accents, magical creatures, daring shapes and seasonality in each altering show. What’s the course of for creating the Paper Supply Window Picture?

  • Step one in creating the showcase picture is to find out what the theme is for the season. As soon as the theme is decided, we assessment the assortment for inspiration for the window that matches the chosen theme. I’m additionally impressed by my paper sourcing friends, artworks and paper crafts.
  • I historically give 2-3 choices for the window to our management staff to find out which course we must always go. After getting approval, I begin making a sketch and dealing on the logistics of the way to make the window. I additionally collaborate with our advertising staff on signage mixed with the window.
  • As soon as the draft is permitted, I create the window myself to make it simple to create and tinker with. We have additionally created a step-by-step information to supply to retailer groups so our prospects can construct and set up the home windows themselves to see the ultimate product!

The place do you get your inspiration for creativity?

By artwork books, on-line (Instagram, Pinterest, and many others.)

Colleen’s creative endeavors are greater than her 9-5 dedication. He makes extraordinarily lifelike likenesses of individuals, locations and objects with Paper Dolls and blended media. When did you begin your paper doll making pastime?

I have been mixing paper with photos since school, however I did not begin making paper dolls till I hit Paper Supply shops. As a artistic promoting level in shops, I might make paper dolls for our retailer staff members utilizing our Paper Supply Paper Doll Equipment. Whereas creating these dolls, I noticed that I had a knack for creating human likenesses by specializing in the best way they gown and what makes them distinctive. This led me to create my very own paper doll type.

Check out a few of these nice examples: Instagram!

What else do you love to do in your spare time if you find yourself not inspiring creativity inside and outdoors of labor?

I spend most of my time studying and creating artwork with my household and English Bulldog Emma. A lot of the weekends I am out of the workplace, I get some recent air in my household cabin in Wisconsin.

We all know our readers have an interest, what recommendation would you give to these seeking to pursue a artistic profession?

I by no means thought my artistic background would lead me to a profession in retail, so I say maintain an open thoughts when on the lookout for a artistic profession.

On the finish of the day, you by no means know which paper ladder door will open…

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