We're back with another new "Meet the Maker Monday"! I'm super excited to be introducing you to Erin Casement today! I first met Erin when she began dating her now husband Chris, who I knew from what I like to refer to as "the college years". Erin is the perfect mix of wit, class and beauty. She has since helped me create my wedding invitations, the invitations for Danica's baby shower as well as the invitations for my 30th and 31st birthdays! She's a wiz at what she does and I'm honored to introduce you to her.
Tell me a little bit about yourself...
Hi I'm Erin, I'm originally from Kansas City, MO but now call Southern California "home". I'm a digital marketing executive by day, an Etsy shop owner by night and occasionally moonlight as a commercial actress. I specialize in making shirts, invitations, jokes and spicy tacos. Pleased to "meet" you!
What is it that you make and how did you get started?My Etsy shop, Design Punch, sells custom Bridesmaid/Bridal Party shirts, mugs and printable wedding/baby shower/bachelorette party invitations. I opened my shop after teaching myself Illustrator and Photoshop, thinking I might be able to make a little extra money selling printable 8x10 quotes/posters. It's transformed over the past 3 years into a full-blown side hustle specializing in wedding designs!
Loves: Modern design, rainy days, jumpsuits, puns, soft shirts, AFV and pizza.
Hates: Hmmmm... bullies?
Guilty Pleasures: Eating all the cake.
Cocktail of Choice: Vodka/soda with all the citrus.
What advice to you have for fellow makers?
Study the competition and find your niche in the marketplace. Focus on customer service, the longer people wait for you to respond the more likely it is you'll lose a sale! Focus on SEO and keywords for your listings. Finally, great photography is a MUST and can help you get featured.
Thank you for tuning in another week of my "Meet the Maker" series!
Be sure to check out Erin's amazing work on Etsy.
Next week, I'm going to be featuring Emmaflhair and you won't want to miss it!