Our Life By Design (Nate & Dawn) is creating Projection Mapped art sculptures, LED Costumes & Accessories
3

patrons

$23
per month
Our Current Projects (What we're focused on): The Gir Project, Costuming and Custom Apperal Designs, Limitless Reflection Events

The Gir Project:
The Gir Project is a set of portable, interactive, sound-reactive, projection-mapped 3D art sculptures. We've created a 3ft tall by 6ft long dragon head called Gir:002 and a permanent instillation of a projection-mapped sphinx called Space Cat located in Las Vegas. 

We're raising funds to create the next versions of The Gir Project. Our next design will be 8ft tall and 16ft long and will be made out of steel. Gir:003 will feature sound-reactive flame effects, sound-reactive LED lighting, and sound-reactive projection-mapped visuals. We're hoping to bring future versions of the Gir project to festivals and events around the world. We need to raise a minimum of $5000 to bring Gir:003 to life. Please support our project and help us bring The Gir Project to life by becoming a Patreon at $1 to $3 per month. 

We want to create art on a full time basis! We n
eed help with funding so we can spend more time creating art! Please consider supporting us by donating to our ongoing Patreon campaign monthly!! Even as little as dollar a month helps us get one step closer to our goals! We're asking you to help us back our art, the Gir Project, performance, costuming and design projects. Patreon is basically a Kickstarter for artists. Instead of a one time donation, our supporters will help us out by subscribing to one of our ongoing monthly rewards or perks. Each month, we will be releasing unique content, art, and educational business material for our supporters. Based on the perk or reward you choose, you'll be subscribing to the monthly material that we release for that reward. What we'll do with the money:
  • Designs and costume releases monthly
  • Large Art Instillations and Builds
  • Show creation and production for artists, by artists - We're planning on paying the artists we work with!
  • Artistic supplies
  • Fashion - Fabric, Serger and sewing equipment, Leather Working Tools
  • Laser Cutter and 3D printer

What We're Doing:

  • The Gir Project - Projection-Mapped, sound reactive medium and large Geometric 3D Art Instillations to incorporate into shows and events.
  • Costuming and creative design - Focusing on costuming and creative design for performers
  • Create a full production/events for performers and artists BY performers and artists
  • Merch and custom designs on Etsy and online selling locations. We create the designs, upload the finished artwork, and BOOM! New custom designed t-shirts, hoodies, and more!
  • Collaborative artist productions such as yearly sand dune photo shoots, festivals, fashion shows and more

We need your help! It will take a huge financial effort to get these businesses up and running. We're asking you to support us by purchasing one of the monthly perks that we are offering on our Patreon project.
  • Perks will range from digital downloads of creative materials all the way up to fully designed materials for your personal business. Patreon supporters will get access to our Patreon-Exclusive feed! We recommend that other artists grab the Live Patreon Perk, the Business Patreon perk, or the Tutorial Patreon perk to benefit the most from our projects. If you don't want to grab one of these perks, please consider supporting us by donating $1 to $5 monthly to our Patreon campaign. 
If we can't fund our art: We'll be limited in our ability to create at our best. We won't be able to do the projects in a way that can totally help others. We're passionate and committed to creating amazing things. By supporting us, you'll be helping us get one step closer to success!

Thank you and please support us by buying one of our monthly perks!

Our story.... Our Life By Design

Dawn worked in corporate america as a senior graphic designer for fortune 500 companies. She decided to make a change after 11+ years of working there, realizing the stress was starting to take its toll on her health. She wanted to make a difference in the world creating art and help other people achieve their design goals with small business. So after leaving her position for over a decade, spent the next year traveling and exploring while developing creative talent. Now she works with small business and much happier but finding that financially it has its challenges.

Nate worked in college for a business degree while studying online web design. After a few non-artistic years and some odd jobs during the economy collapse, he stumbled into the world of performance and has now performed at some of the largest EDM festivals in the world. He designs costumes and art including some amazing LED designs!

So how did these two creative people get together? Well, Nate being from Denver originally decided to go to a friend's vaudeville show and saw Dawn on stage. He had followed the show's marketing and branding... and what would you know, Dawn did all the work. They officially met that night and got to know one another... with so much in common... A few weeks later they saw each other at Burning Man and haven't separated since!

With both of our skills and talents we have joined forces and want to make a difference, helping businesses grow, provide style and flair while connecting our limitless community of performers!
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
0 patrons
Supporter Patron - We appreciate all the help! We'll send you a 'Thank You' shout out.
Pledge $3 or more per month
2 patrons
Be a supporter of The GIR Project! A 3D projection-mapped sound-reactive sculpture. We've created a 3ft tall dragon head that we want to make even bigger (16ft tall and 30 ft long!)! Supporters of this will receive live updates on the GIR Project as it develops over the next year. As a thank you we want to include some of the GIR art and merchandise we are creating. 
Pledge $5 or more per month
2 patrons
Production Patron - We will be posting photos and videos of our production processes and posting images of completed pieces. You'll be the first to see what we're doing! For our Production Patrons we plan on releasing a digital design every month that you can download and use how you see fit.
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
Live Patrons - We'll be live streaming our production and creation time! Our Live Patrons will be able to join in and see what we're up to while we're creating. In addition to our live stream, you'll also get access to the Production reward.
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
LED Wearable Patreons - We will teach you how to work with LEDs and small electronics with a focus on creating wearable electronic art for costuming. Starting in July, 2016, we will be hosting online monthly workshop projects for costume designers and people interested in working with LEDs. This will be perfect for beginners who have NO experience with electronics. 
Pledge $25 or more per month
0 patrons
Business Patron - Once a month, we will host an online hangout for a minimum of one hour where we will go over what we're up to with our brands and designs. We'll be sharing what we've learned while also providing valuable material that we've collected for you! +Live and production rewards.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
Tutorial Patron - Business, art, costume design, and anything else we're working on. We'll be creating tutorials on how to make some of the things we're creating. At this level, you'll have access to the tutorials and will be able to request future tutorials that you think we should make! We'll be releasing 4 to 6 tutorials (or more) per year. +Live, Business, and Production rewards.
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 6 patrons
Costuming Patron - Oh wow! You'll be helping us out a TON at this level. Every 3 months, we'll be sending you one of our custom designs or prototypes. LED costuming, Leather wear, new festival creations, etc. We're limited to 6 Costuming patrons at this time. +Tutorial, Live, Business, and Production rewards.
Pledge $500 or more per month
0 of 2 patrons
Agency Patron - At this Patron level, you're paying for business services. We'll custom design a unique flyer/advertisement package for you and your business. This will be very customized work, so we're limited to 2 Agency Patron rewards at this time. +Tutorial, Live, Business, and Production rewards.
Goals
$23 of $600 per month
We want to turn Our Life By Design into a LLC or Corporation. We'll be documenting the process of starting each one of our businesses and will be teaching our Patreon supporters how to start their own. We'll be working hard on The Gir Project as well, designing the steel structure that will make up the first portion of Gir:003.
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Our Current Projects (What we're focused on): The Gir Project, Costuming and Custom Apperal Designs, Limitless Reflection Events

The Gir Project:
The Gir Project is a set of portable, interactive, sound-reactive, projection-mapped 3D art sculptures. We've created a 3ft tall by 6ft long dragon head called Gir:002 and a permanent instillation of a projection-mapped sphinx called Space Cat located in Las Vegas. 

We're raising funds to create the next versions of The Gir Project. Our next design will be 8ft tall and 16ft long and will be made out of steel. Gir:003 will feature sound-reactive flame effects, sound-reactive LED lighting, and sound-reactive projection-mapped visuals. We're hoping to bring future versions of the Gir project to festivals and events around the world. We need to raise a minimum of $5000 to bring Gir:003 to life. Please support our project and help us bring The Gir Project to life by becoming a Patreon at $1 to $3 per month. 

We want to create art on a full time basis! We n
eed help with funding so we can spend more time creating art! Please consider supporting us by donating to our ongoing Patreon campaign monthly!! Even as little as dollar a month helps us get one step closer to our goals! We're asking you to help us back our art, the Gir Project, performance, costuming and design projects. Patreon is basically a Kickstarter for artists. Instead of a one time donation, our supporters will help us out by subscribing to one of our ongoing monthly rewards or perks. Each month, we will be releasing unique content, art, and educational business material for our supporters. Based on the perk or reward you choose, you'll be subscribing to the monthly material that we release for that reward. What we'll do with the money:
  • Designs and costume releases monthly
  • Large Art Instillations and Builds
  • Show creation and production for artists, by artists - We're planning on paying the artists we work with!
  • Artistic supplies
  • Fashion - Fabric, Serger and sewing equipment, Leather Working Tools
  • Laser Cutter and 3D printer

What We're Doing:

  • The Gir Project - Projection-Mapped, sound reactive medium and large Geometric 3D Art Instillations to incorporate into shows and events.
  • Costuming and creative design - Focusing on costuming and creative design for performers
  • Create a full production/events for performers and artists BY performers and artists
  • Merch and custom designs on Etsy and online selling locations. We create the designs, upload the finished artwork, and BOOM! New custom designed t-shirts, hoodies, and more!
  • Collaborative artist productions such as yearly sand dune photo shoots, festivals, fashion shows and more

We need your help! It will take a huge financial effort to get these businesses up and running. We're asking you to support us by purchasing one of the monthly perks that we are offering on our Patreon project.
  • Perks will range from digital downloads of creative materials all the way up to fully designed materials for your personal business. Patreon supporters will get access to our Patreon-Exclusive feed! We recommend that other artists grab the Live Patreon Perk, the Business Patreon perk, or the Tutorial Patreon perk to benefit the most from our projects. If you don't want to grab one of these perks, please consider supporting us by donating $1 to $5 monthly to our Patreon campaign. 
If we can't fund our art: We'll be limited in our ability to create at our best. We won't be able to do the projects in a way that can totally help others. We're passionate and committed to creating amazing things. By supporting us, you'll be helping us get one step closer to success!

Thank you and please support us by buying one of our monthly perks!

Our story.... Our Life By Design

Dawn worked in corporate america as a senior graphic designer for fortune 500 companies. She decided to make a change after 11+ years of working there, realizing the stress was starting to take its toll on her health. She wanted to make a difference in the world creating art and help other people achieve their design goals with small business. So after leaving her position for over a decade, spent the next year traveling and exploring while developing creative talent. Now she works with small business and much happier but finding that financially it has its challenges.

Nate worked in college for a business degree while studying online web design. After a few non-artistic years and some odd jobs during the economy collapse, he stumbled into the world of performance and has now performed at some of the largest EDM festivals in the world. He designs costumes and art including some amazing LED designs!

So how did these two creative people get together? Well, Nate being from Denver originally decided to go to a friend's vaudeville show and saw Dawn on stage. He had followed the show's marketing and branding... and what would you know, Dawn did all the work. They officially met that night and got to know one another... with so much in common... A few weeks later they saw each other at Burning Man and haven't separated since!

With both of our skills and talents we have joined forces and want to make a difference, helping businesses grow, provide style and flair while connecting our limitless community of performers!

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
0 patrons
Supporter Patron - We appreciate all the help! We'll send you a 'Thank You' shout out.
Pledge $3 or more per month
2 patrons
Be a supporter of The GIR Project! A 3D projection-mapped sound-reactive sculpture. We've created a 3ft tall dragon head that we want to make even bigger (16ft tall and 30 ft long!)! Supporters of this will receive live updates on the GIR Project as it develops over the next year. As a thank you we want to include some of the GIR art and merchandise we are creating. 
Pledge $5 or more per month
2 patrons
Production Patron - We will be posting photos and videos of our production processes and posting images of completed pieces. You'll be the first to see what we're doing! For our Production Patrons we plan on releasing a digital design every month that you can download and use how you see fit.
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
Live Patrons - We'll be live streaming our production and creation time! Our Live Patrons will be able to join in and see what we're up to while we're creating. In addition to our live stream, you'll also get access to the Production reward.
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
LED Wearable Patreons - We will teach you how to work with LEDs and small electronics with a focus on creating wearable electronic art for costuming. Starting in July, 2016, we will be hosting online monthly workshop projects for costume designers and people interested in working with LEDs. This will be perfect for beginners who have NO experience with electronics. 
Pledge $25 or more per month
0 patrons
Business Patron - Once a month, we will host an online hangout for a minimum of one hour where we will go over what we're up to with our brands and designs. We'll be sharing what we've learned while also providing valuable material that we've collected for you! +Live and production rewards.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
Tutorial Patron - Business, art, costume design, and anything else we're working on. We'll be creating tutorials on how to make some of the things we're creating. At this level, you'll have access to the tutorials and will be able to request future tutorials that you think we should make! We'll be releasing 4 to 6 tutorials (or more) per year. +Live, Business, and Production rewards.
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 6 patrons
Costuming Patron - Oh wow! You'll be helping us out a TON at this level. Every 3 months, we'll be sending you one of our custom designs or prototypes. LED costuming, Leather wear, new festival creations, etc. We're limited to 6 Costuming patrons at this time. +Tutorial, Live, Business, and Production rewards.
Pledge $500 or more per month
0 of 2 patrons
Agency Patron - At this Patron level, you're paying for business services. We'll custom design a unique flyer/advertisement package for you and your business. This will be very customized work, so we're limited to 2 Agency Patron rewards at this time. +Tutorial, Live, Business, and Production rewards.