Summer CHA 2009

SMOOCH, HAMPTON ART, Core'dinations cardstock
SMOOCH, HAMPTON ART, Core’dinations cardstock

It is getting close to that time a year again.  I love seeing the online sneekpeaks.  It is so fun to see what is in the pipleine for our shopping pleasure.  The anticipation that builds with each companies new release is wonderful.  I wish everyone could experience the excitement that is opening day at CHA.  There is buzz in the air.  Little sparks of electricity floating all around.  I leave the show extremely worn out from overcharged creativity.  It is truly sensory overload.  As a Freelance Designer I get to work with many of the new products.  A tiny drop in the bucket of SKU’s released at each show.  Yet I feel lucky to have the opportunity to work in advance with the product.  One aspect of what I do is Project Design.  I take the new products and make samples for the manufactures to place on display in their booth.  Above you can see a card that was made with releases from Winter CHA from Hampton Arts.  I hope in the next week to show what I will have on display at CHA and if I have time I will post some pictures from the consumer show.


About nikimeiners

Friend, Wife, Mom and an all around crafty old soul. Artist, Writer, Creative Director and Style Maker. Lover of old, fond of the new. Craver of excitement, establisher of the calm. My website Bio- Growing up in a small mid-western town, Niki Meiners was surrounded by a modest, resourceful and very entrepreneurial family. Her simple upbringing spurred her "Can do" attitude and gave her the confidence to try any challenge placed before her. She knew there was more out there than just her small town and set off after high school to explore the world. It was through these travels that she discovered her love of art and her desire to make the world a prettier place. It was not until she suffered a paralyzing illness that she realized she wanted to reconsider her corporate career as a Chief Paper Pusher, and her thoughts immediately turned to her first passion, art. In 2003 she began an odyssey that would take her from product design to publication and everywhere in between. She is known for her distinctive, high quality creations that feature a diverse mix of styles and highly creative approach to even the smallest detail. Niki is an Idea Architect, easily outlining every project from concept to completion. Her creations are simultaneously beautiful and functional and her in depth knowledge of the industry allows her to produce projects with a specific understanding of both the consumers and the manufacturers. This knowledge has allowed her work to be featured in the industries leading craft and lifestyle publications and manufacturers’ websites. nikimeiners at
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One Response to Summer CHA 2009

  1. tom says:

    You always make the cutest cards

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