A little bit about me…
Hello, I’m Kristina. So nice to meet you over the internets! I am a freelance designer & illustrator who has worked on a number of successful graphic, web and mobile projects for a variety of clients. In addition to my work as a freelance designer, I am also the owner of an online shop called Cheery Human Studios where I create hand lettered and illustrated goods from the heart.
What is Cheery Human Studios?
Cheery Human Studios started as a side project that would allow me the freedom to create artwork that expressed my own creative vision. I wanted to make things that made me feel cheery in the hopes that it would do the same for others. This mission that I set out for myself involved creating things that colorfully celebrated fandoms and everyday things I absolutely enjoy. And eventually, all of my crazy ideas resulted in hand drawn illustrations of cloud heads, wreaths filled with cat faces, & hand-lettered goods with sassy phrases.
Why did you start the Cheery Collective?
In a little over a year, my community of followers and friends has grown SO much more than I ever imagined. With that growth, I wanted to continue creating more art and thought, "Why not create a space where I can share exclusive works in progress, send "collective members" a monthly package of goodies, and offer special perks in the process?!". This was how the idea for the Cheery Collective came about.
I constantly have ideas for larger hand-lettered & illustrated projects that I’d love to work on and share, but there’s only so much I can do as larger projects can get really pricey and require more bandwidth. Your membership in the Cheery Collective will allow me to contribute more time to Cheery Human Studios and create at least 3 new pieces of artwork a month . This means that as a patron, depending on your contribution level, you will receive new pieces of artwork a month in the form of (but not limited to) unique coupon codes, downloadable mobile wallpapers, postcards, vinyl stickers, and special *mystery rewards* that could include pin sets, tees, totes, and/or prints (valued at $20+).
Please read every tier on the right side of the page for more details! ----------->>>
Why did you decide to use Patreon for the Cheery Collective?
I thought a lot about how I was going to manage the Cheery Collective and I decided to utilize the Patreon platform because it’s safe, easy to use, and will give you, the patron, the ability to decide how you’d like to contribute. The best part about this is if you would like to change your contribution level, you are more than welcome to and will get the reward for whatever level you are on when payments clear that month.
What kind of art will you be making?
Each month will be themed and the artwork will reflect the theme of that month. My plan is to create 1 pattern, 1 illustration, and 1 hand lettered design. The mediums used for the artwork each month will vary, but if you’d like to see samples of my previous work you can take a look at my Cheery Human Studios Instagram page and get some snapshots of my life on my Artist Instagram page.
*Monthly themes will be announced at the beginning of every month (except for opening month - Jan 2018 - as this will be starting in the middle of the month).*
What cheery projects are you working on?
I have a couple of large projects in the works and monthly rewards for Cheery Collective members will include pieces of work (in the form of prints, pins, buttons, postcards, downloadable phone wallpapers, and more) that will ultimately become part of these larger projects. Some of those projects include:
- A self-published coloring book of hand-lettered and illustrated drawings
- A calendar with exclusive artwork
- Postcard / Notecard Sets
- Enamel Pin Sets
- Paper Cut Art Series
- Self-screenprinted tees and totes
- An illustrated encouragement book
- Surface pattern designs
- … and so much more!
How does the monthly pledge work?
Each Cheery Collective Member receives a monthly reward based on pledge level. You can view all pledge levels on the right of this page including the rewards that are associated with each pledge.
Please select the pledge level that best fits your interests and budget per month - EVERY SINGLE PLEDGE is greatly appreciated. Each pledge level is contributed monthly and helps to essentially "crowd-fund" larger projects, pay for production costs, art supplies, and helps me focus more of my time on creating new and more exciting artwork every month. PLUS! You get paid back for your contribution in the form of pledge level rewards!
Patreon will charge members only once per month and all rewards will ship, the FOLLOWING month, once payments have cleared (typically in the first week or so).
IMPORTANT NOTE! International patrons interested in the Sorcerer's Apprentice or higher tiers must select the "International" version of the tier. These are slightly higher in price as Intl shipping costs are significantly higher than Domestic US.
IMPORTANT SHIPPING NOTE! Packages will be shipped First Class via USPS without tracking to minimize shipping costs.
What else do patrons get?!
With all my gratitude, you as a Cheery Collective member, will *also* get an exclusive look into these projects, early access to new designs that come out of the work created in the Collective, and special shop discounts! *Members* also get to help me decide the themes for each month!
Thank you so much for taking the time to read all about the Cheery Collective!
Official Website: www.cheeryhumanstudios.com
Etsy Shop: www.cheeryhumanstudios.etsy.com