Thursday, May 13, 2010
Jakima is online!
Some of you may have noticed that I haven't been blogging much the last few months. The reason is that I have been very busy with something that has finally reached its completion, and that is my own webshop in personalised invitation and announcement cards.
This is the story: I was contacted a year ago by an old friend, who moved to Great Britain about 8 years ago to live with her boyfriend. When she got children and was looking for an announcement card to send to all her relatives, she discovered it wasn't so easy to find a card that matched her standard of a cute and fresh design. She realised this could be an interesting gap to fill in the UK market of greeting cards and she thought of me to work with.
You may all know me as a live caricaturist, but I love doing illustrations also. I have been designing greeting cards for various companies for the last 9 years, and for me this request came at the exact right time.
So we started mailing and skyping and the result is this webshop!!!!
The collection isn't complete yet, many other designs will follow, such as photocards, christmas cards etc.
I'm also working on a dutch version will be online within a few months, but in the meantime I would very much appreciate it if you'd take a look at it and give me your thoughts about it!