Phyllis Sa, Claire Teschel, Julia Kuo, Emily Dove
Cleveland, San Diego, Savannah, and San Francisco :)
The Nimbus Factory is a design team that began as a dream lingering in the backs of our minds and on the scraps of notepaper tacked to our bulletin boards. The four of us hold degrees from Ringling School of Art and Design, SCAD, University of Michigan, and Washington University in St.Louis. Thanks to the miracle of technology, we were able to turn our dream into reality despite being spread across the country now in San Francisco, Cleveland, San Diego, and Savannah!
Each of us brings something different to the company; we have worked with small and large firms, designed and sold paper products out of our own homes and for one of the largest greeting card retailers in the country, and represented booths at local craft shows as well as the national NYSS (New York Stationery Show). Though we all traveled along different paths. our shared enthusiasm for creating products we love brought us together. We absolutely love working together and making our designs real!
The name, 'The Nimbus Factory', appealed to us because it had a really quirky, optimistic feeling about it, which we think is very fitting for us. We've come to think of it as a perfect representation of our own aspirations.
Of all the many submissions we get to review stores, the most frequent ones come from artists and/or galleries, particularly those who have set up affordable art shops online. If you're thinking of starting an online gallery, be aware that — at least from what we can tell — the web is saturated with competition. That said, there are some good ones that have appeared in our inbox recently — here are 10 of them.