Tell us about your business.Gingiber is an illustrative paper goods & home wares store based out of the Midwest. Filled with prints, pillows, & tote bags that are sweet enough for children but smart enough for adults, Gingiber tries to find the perfect balance of artfulness & playfulness in each illustration. Gingiber is the work of illustrator Stacie Bloomfield. A childhood doodler turned full-time illustrator, Stacie is living her dream of being a working artist. Stacie founded Gingiber in 2009 when she couldn’t find the perfect art to hang in her baby girl’s nursery. Soon, Stacie began creating art prints, handmade pillows, & tea towels that drew inspiration from heirloom quilt patterns, beloved animals, & carefully curated color palettes. Gingiber’s diverse line of products have been featured in Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine, Artful Blogging Magazine, Design Sponge, & Better Homes and Gardens Online. We hope that this is only the beginning of more beautiful things to come.
What makes your business stand out?When I was expecting our first daughter, I was excited to decorate her room, but I couldn’t find anything I truly loved, so my husband encouraged me to make my own. Growing up I would check out animal books from the library and try to illustrate the pictures I saw. So naturally I gravitated towards illustrating animals. I also love quilts—especially the ones made by my great-grandmother—and their intricate patterns. I see the fur on the animals I draw as a place to recreate the quilts’ patterns. It’s funny how things trickle into your design, and then you realize ‘yes, this is me!’.
What's the best business advice you've received?Love what you do and share it with others.
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