It started as a New Year's resolution (not one, but two years ago) to challenge myself and launch a design-related online shop. It was a journey filled with self-doubt, costly setbacks, and tears, lots of tears, but an incredible lesson in keeping at it when I wanted to throw in the towel more days than not. Today, I'm so thrilled to announce that my humble, little digital storefront finally claimed it's own tiny corner of the interwebs!
I designed a small collection of pins and patches inspired by some of my most favorite things in the world, including dogs, the great outdoors, Asian noodles, boba and my home state of Hawaii. (Spam musubi pin, anyone? Hey, don't knock it until you've tried it ;)
Fox & Bagel is a play on lox & bagel, which we all know originated from the one and only NYC, a city that will always hold a dear place in my heart. It is where I moved to on a whim to pursue something more in my life after working for four years at an advertising desk job. (Though, here's some fun facts: I started off as an assistant media buyer, moved into copywriting writing TV and radio spots for Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Hawaii, and was helping to manage the Ala Moana Shopping Center account when I left!) New York City is where I found a new spark, confidence and my creative voice. And as for the "fox" part, I'm sure you know where that came from. He's the furry guy sitting next to me in the profile photo on the right!
It's been a labor of love and I hope you'll spend a few minutes to take a peek and let me know what you think. I'm also hosting a little giveaway on our @hellohoku Instagram account right now if you're interested in winning a free pin and a free patch!
And finally, thank you from the bottom of my heart for sticking with us and reading this dusty old blog even though I'm terrible at posting consistently! You're the best, truly :)