Meet the Maker is a new series of features highlighting some of the most amazing makers across the North Shore! We will be featuring a handful of new makers every Monday to hopefully help mitigate the added financial strain that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the creative community. Follow along on Instagram and Facebook as well!
Meet Meg of M.Ink
Describe the things you make/create.
Im a Hand Lettering Artist, Designer and Painter. I create hand-lettered designs and incorporate them into small-batch products, like pins, art prints, banners & pennants, bags, etc. I also offer lettering services for signage, logos, home decor, events, you name it. My process always starts with pencil on paper, so there is a handmade feel to my aesthetic.
What inspires you?
I love the vintage (60s, 70s) aesthetic and creating things by hand. I genuinely enjoy the analog production of art (vs drawing on a tablet) and am passionate about keeping artistic traditions alive. Quotes, flowers, and layout design have always been interests of mine and have been a lifelong inspiration.
How much will the COVID-19 pandemic affect your business financially this month?
I expect about $850 in losses.
What measures are you taking to reduce lost revenue?
I’m not sure if I qualify for an aide/relief because I am still employed by my day job. My #1 market each year was cancelled for April and I had a delay in a highpaying vinyl lettering installation job at a school. I’m working on fresh new designs to post on Instagram to boost my portfolio and also post new items for sale in my online shops. I’m using this time to build skills and get my name out…that’s goal anyway.
What do you think could help everyone in this challenging time?
Share eachother’s work, make purchases to support directly when you can. Spend time working on portfolio and self-assigning the kind of work you want to make.
LOVE IS LOVE and that’s a fact! This 2-color screen printed card can be sent as a greeting or framed as an art print. All text was lettered by hand and then silk-screened.
Get Featured on Creative North Shore’s Meet the Makers!
Are you an Artist or Maker on the North Shore or in the Greater Boston area? Fill out this form to be considered for our Meet the Makers series.
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