by Jamie Hansen March 27, 2018

When I was a kid, I drew unicorns on the backs of all my school papers.  In high school, I carried a sketchbook and sat in the back of the classroom hoping for my next art class.  In college, I spent a semester in Europe traveling with a backpack full of watercolor supplies.

I earned a BFA in Fine Art and have been working in watercolor for over 15 years. After working in the gift and home industry to create wall decor and giftware, I felt called to create something more purposeful and personalized.  There are thousands of images and paintings available to an art buyer, but I wanted to help my clients create images that spoke about their unique story.  I wanted to be an artist that created things that were beautiful, but also meaningful. 

Using my background in calligraphy and drawing, I created my first coat of arms for a client in 2009, and opened an Etsy shop in 2010 to collaborate with even more families. My artworks and materials are inspired by pieces created long ago, but the stories behind these pieces are as current and contemporary as the families who hire me.  Like the families I work with, each piece is nuanced and unique.  Each  brings me joy as I use my love for art to help families celebrate their relationships and their lives together.



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Customize and print posters for your next recital using Canva
Customize and print posters for your next recital using Canva

by Jamie Hansen September 17, 2020

Edit and print beautiful posters for your next concert or recital using my concert poster templates. Here's how my templates can make it easy to create beautiful promotional materials for your music.
Why did I get on Redbubble and Zazzle if I’m already on Shopify and Etsy?
Why did I get on Redbubble and Zazzle if I’m already on Shopify and Etsy?

by Jamie Hansen August 31, 2020

Since I want to focus on creating beautiful art, I’ll let someone else handle the manufacturing, shipping, and delivery. I’ll sell templates, downloads, and of course, my original art on my own site. I’ll still work with a few trusted partners to create things like canvas art and cell phone cases to sell on my own site, but my plan is to shift a lot of the products to places like Redbubble and Zazzle so my international customers can have a better experience with my art.

The CASE Act passes the house! Here's more about the CASE act.
The CASE Act passes the house! Here's more about the CASE act.

by Jamie Hansen February 29, 2020

The CASE actaims to make it easier and more affordable for artists and copyright holders to assert authorship rights if their work is infringed. They could go to small-claims court or a regional court to file a dispute. I still hope that it's a long time before I have to go to battle for my rights as a creator, but I'm grateful that there are other organizations campaigning to make the process easier for creatives like me. 

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