Avril Korman is creating beauty products, art, jewelry, housewares and clothing.
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Just like it says on the label:  Stuff. Things. Goth. 

I'm Avril Korman and I'm a designer (actually, natively) from NYC.  You probably know that already, since you're here.  You're also probably mispronouncing my name*.  I mean, I'm used to it, and I totally blame my mother, but I figured you should know up front.      

My educational background is in the following subjects:  Music, Design, and Historic Restoration and Preservation.  I have an almost silly number of degrees, and therefore I'm living proof that they don't really mean all that much.  Let that be a lesson to you, folks.

But I am a DJ, a qualified interior designer, a professional artist, a former musician, and someone who has learned that they can design, build, create or restore damned near anything. It's a minor superpower and not as nifty as teleportation or the ability to conjure instant grilled cheese sandwiches. But you know, you have to make do with what you've got.  Also, I like to knit when I can scrape the time together, because secretly Im a spider.

I own and/or partner in a bunch of brands and ventures.  (Beautiful Freak Cosmetics, Gothika, Fascination Street, House of Rain, Pale Empress, and Eggrotech.) Some of them I do myself, some I do with other people.  But the one thing they all have in common is that thing on the label - Stuff. Things. GOTH.  And it's that last bit that's the key to it all.  The plain truth is that everything I do falls under that last (lace and black) umbrella.  I don't get my goth on once a year. I do it all the time, which also means I don't exactly fit in well with most people.  That's okay. I'm used to that too.

To be honest, if I had my choice, I'd cheerfully make things and give them away.  Money is not the most important thing in my life.  Sadly though, I still have to pay rent and buy catfood and buy occasional plane tickets because some of the people I love most in the world live across an ocean. Even though the stuff I make is FSVO "popular", like every other freelance artist ever, it's not steady.  So Patreon is a great way to split the difference - Im happy to show and teach and give access to stuff in exchange for some stability I don't have to think about too much. 

If you're still reading, thanks.  I'm a super introverted person and kind of a dork, but I am genuinely good at what I do, and if you're down to share that in whatever way you're comfortable, I'll do my best to make sure you get your money's worth.  Sometimes (okay a lot of the time) I'll be talking about skin care stuff (soap. So much soap.) , sometimes housewares (sheets, towels, kitchenware, pillows... that kind of thing) , sometimes it will be clothing, or actual artwork made out of eggs (Im serious.), or how to restore (whatever), or jewelry. I can even talk about architecture and art history Hell, I'll even talk about my cats if you want.

 80% of design is concept and process.  10% is product and the missing 10% is all the sleep you lose on the rest of it.  But I'll be happy to show you the 80% and give you access to the other 10% (but Im keeping that last 10 for naps. I like naps.) 

I genuinely appreciate any interest in the things I do so if you're sticking around, please know it's meaningful.

Also, I've been asked to show how to do a decent victory roll.  I can do that too. 


*Unless you speak French, and then you're probably fine. 

Tiers
All In My Mind
$5 or more per month
 

+ Exclusive  access to new product ideas, concept art, and development for all  projects.  Expect lots of photos and insight into how stuff gets  developed.  You'll see everything, from  soaps and beauty products, to eggs, to housewares, clothing, jewelry  and anything else that's in development.

+Access to tutorial/teaching videos on a variety of topics

+Sample size soap with every order

Sad and Beautiful World
$10 or more per month
 

All the perks at the $5 level:

· Peek into the development process

· Access to tutorial/teaching videos

· Sample size soap with every order


PLUS:

+Early  access to new products.  You'll get to preorder things a month before  everyone else so you'll have them in hand before the regular preorder  goes live.  You’ll also get first  crack at other stuff we make – eggs, jewelry, and more.

Haunted When the Minutes Drag
$20 or more per month
 

All the perks at the $10 level:

· Peek into the development process

· Access to tutorial/teaching videos

· Sample size soap with every order

· Early preorder for new products

PLUS:


+ 10%  off code for Beautiful Freak stuff (one use per month), and a 10%  discount on any other product or project order (eggs, etc.).

 +Year-round access to the Beautiful Freak Coffin – you can get your favorite limited editions at any time of year.

Here Come The Comedown
$30 or more per month
 

All the perks at the $20 level:

· Peek into the development process

· Access to tutorial/teaching videos

· Early preorder for new products

· Monthly 10% discount

· Year-round coffin access

PLUS:

+Guest size soap with every Beautiful Freak order (lower levels receive sample sizes)

+Early  access to tutorial/teaching videos on a variety of topics (new videos  will premiere for you, and become available to lower levels after a  period of exclusivity)

+Exclusive access to the daily video/studio diary

Ball of Confusion
$40 or more per month
 

All the perks at the $30 level

· Peek into the development process

· Early access to tutorial/teaching videos

· Guest size soap with every order

· Early preorder for new products

· Monthly 10% discount

· Year-round coffin access

· Exclusive access to the studio diary videos

PLUS:

+ Full  size bars of Gothmas soap (we send guest sizes for orders placed  between November and January -- instead, when you order during the  holidays, your gift soap will be full size)


+ Skip the line!  Your orders will get pushed to the top of the queue, for any product/brand.


AND!  For members subscribed for the entire quarter:

 +Access to exclusive, Patreon-only scents and flavors from Beautiful Freak.   These will change once a quarter.  (You can also request these as your guest size sample; otherwise the selection  is random.)

So Alive
$50 or more per month
 

All the perks at the $40 level

· Peek into the development process

· Early access to tutorial/teaching videos

· Guest size soap with every order

· Early preorder for new products

· Monthly 10% discount

· Year-round coffin access

· Exclusive access to the studio diary videos

· Full size Gothmas soap

· Skip the line!

· Exclusive Patreon-only scents/flavors each quarter


PLUS! For members subscribed for the entire quarter:


+ Get a free bar of soap of your choice at any live BF event.

+3 guest size soaps mailed to you once a quarter.  Selection is random.

+ You can also vote on themes for eggs, housewares, etc. Your input is valuable!


AND! For members subscribed for at least six months:

·+Help  invent stuff!  Help to develop your dream products by selecting what  scents/flavors you want, then work with me to create products that are  just perfect for you.  You'll get  a free set of your custom products (once per year).

Goals
39% complete
Once I hit this amount, i can offer other sorts of things to supporters as perks, like tote bags, and tshirts as a thank you for all your gothtastic support.  It will also allow me to develop other kinds of products (there's a long, long list of things people want.) 
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Just like it says on the label:  Stuff. Things. Goth. 

I'm Avril Korman and I'm a designer (actually, natively) from NYC.  You probably know that already, since you're here.  You're also probably mispronouncing my name*.  I mean, I'm used to it, and I totally blame my mother, but I figured you should know up front.      

My educational background is in the following subjects:  Music, Design, and Historic Restoration and Preservation.  I have an almost silly number of degrees, and therefore I'm living proof that they don't really mean all that much.  Let that be a lesson to you, folks.

But I am a DJ, a qualified interior designer, a professional artist, a former musician, and someone who has learned that they can design, build, create or restore damned near anything. It's a minor superpower and not as nifty as teleportation or the ability to conjure instant grilled cheese sandwiches. But you know, you have to make do with what you've got.  Also, I like to knit when I can scrape the time together, because secretly Im a spider.

I own and/or partner in a bunch of brands and ventures.  (Beautiful Freak Cosmetics, Gothika, Fascination Street, House of Rain, Pale Empress, and Eggrotech.) Some of them I do myself, some I do with other people.  But the one thing they all have in common is that thing on the label - Stuff. Things. GOTH.  And it's that last bit that's the key to it all.  The plain truth is that everything I do falls under that last (lace and black) umbrella.  I don't get my goth on once a year. I do it all the time, which also means I don't exactly fit in well with most people.  That's okay. I'm used to that too.

To be honest, if I had my choice, I'd cheerfully make things and give them away.  Money is not the most important thing in my life.  Sadly though, I still have to pay rent and buy catfood and buy occasional plane tickets because some of the people I love most in the world live across an ocean. Even though the stuff I make is FSVO "popular", like every other freelance artist ever, it's not steady.  So Patreon is a great way to split the difference - Im happy to show and teach and give access to stuff in exchange for some stability I don't have to think about too much. 

If you're still reading, thanks.  I'm a super introverted person and kind of a dork, but I am genuinely good at what I do, and if you're down to share that in whatever way you're comfortable, I'll do my best to make sure you get your money's worth.  Sometimes (okay a lot of the time) I'll be talking about skin care stuff (soap. So much soap.) , sometimes housewares (sheets, towels, kitchenware, pillows... that kind of thing) , sometimes it will be clothing, or actual artwork made out of eggs (Im serious.), or how to restore (whatever), or jewelry. I can even talk about architecture and art history Hell, I'll even talk about my cats if you want.

 80% of design is concept and process.  10% is product and the missing 10% is all the sleep you lose on the rest of it.  But I'll be happy to show you the 80% and give you access to the other 10% (but Im keeping that last 10 for naps. I like naps.) 

I genuinely appreciate any interest in the things I do so if you're sticking around, please know it's meaningful.

Also, I've been asked to show how to do a decent victory roll.  I can do that too. 


*Unless you speak French, and then you're probably fine. 

Recent posts by Avril Korman

Tiers
All In My Mind
$5 or more per month
 

+ Exclusive  access to new product ideas, concept art, and development for all  projects.  Expect lots of photos and insight into how stuff gets  developed.  You'll see everything, from  soaps and beauty products, to eggs, to housewares, clothing, jewelry  and anything else that's in development.

+Access to tutorial/teaching videos on a variety of topics

+Sample size soap with every order

Sad and Beautiful World
$10 or more per month
 

All the perks at the $5 level:

· Peek into the development process

· Access to tutorial/teaching videos

· Sample size soap with every order


PLUS:

+Early  access to new products.  You'll get to preorder things a month before  everyone else so you'll have them in hand before the regular preorder  goes live.  You’ll also get first  crack at other stuff we make – eggs, jewelry, and more.

Haunted When the Minutes Drag
$20 or more per month
 

All the perks at the $10 level:

· Peek into the development process

· Access to tutorial/teaching videos

· Sample size soap with every order

· Early preorder for new products

PLUS:


+ 10%  off code for Beautiful Freak stuff (one use per month), and a 10%  discount on any other product or project order (eggs, etc.).

 +Year-round access to the Beautiful Freak Coffin – you can get your favorite limited editions at any time of year.

Here Come The Comedown
$30 or more per month
 

All the perks at the $20 level:

· Peek into the development process

· Access to tutorial/teaching videos

· Early preorder for new products

· Monthly 10% discount

· Year-round coffin access

PLUS:

+Guest size soap with every Beautiful Freak order (lower levels receive sample sizes)

+Early  access to tutorial/teaching videos on a variety of topics (new videos  will premiere for you, and become available to lower levels after a  period of exclusivity)

+Exclusive access to the daily video/studio diary

Ball of Confusion
$40 or more per month
 

All the perks at the $30 level

· Peek into the development process

· Early access to tutorial/teaching videos

· Guest size soap with every order

· Early preorder for new products

· Monthly 10% discount

· Year-round coffin access

· Exclusive access to the studio diary videos

PLUS:

+ Full  size bars of Gothmas soap (we send guest sizes for orders placed  between November and January -- instead, when you order during the  holidays, your gift soap will be full size)


+ Skip the line!  Your orders will get pushed to the top of the queue, for any product/brand.


AND!  For members subscribed for the entire quarter:

 +Access to exclusive, Patreon-only scents and flavors from Beautiful Freak.   These will change once a quarter.  (You can also request these as your guest size sample; otherwise the selection  is random.)

So Alive
$50 or more per month
 

All the perks at the $40 level

· Peek into the development process

· Early access to tutorial/teaching videos

· Guest size soap with every order

· Early preorder for new products

· Monthly 10% discount

· Year-round coffin access

· Exclusive access to the studio diary videos

· Full size Gothmas soap

· Skip the line!

· Exclusive Patreon-only scents/flavors each quarter


PLUS! For members subscribed for the entire quarter:


+ Get a free bar of soap of your choice at any live BF event.

+3 guest size soaps mailed to you once a quarter.  Selection is random.

+ You can also vote on themes for eggs, housewares, etc. Your input is valuable!


AND! For members subscribed for at least six months:

·+Help  invent stuff!  Help to develop your dream products by selecting what  scents/flavors you want, then work with me to create products that are  just perfect for you.  You'll get  a free set of your custom products (once per year).