Hello everyone, firstly I’d like to thank my lovely customers for their patience during the last 6 weeks, for I have been a little preoccupied getting things in order - Redesigning the website, liaising with suppliers, moving office and generally having an overhaul. To all who read my last blog post, you’ll know that the business has had to adapt due to a massive change in my personal life. What was once a husband and wife team, (with some assistance from others) is now just little old me. I’d like to say another big thank you to all my brilliant industry friends that have been so supportive. I’ve received so many lovely emails, heartfelt handwritten letters, and words of encouragement from those whose businesses have survived and even flourished, in similar situations to my own. Without this, I may have ventured down a different path.
I wasn’t sure where to take the business, but knew it wasn’t possible to carry on as normal. Getting the work life balance with three small children was tricky enough before. With what would have been double the workload I had previously, this just wasn’t a feasible option.
So, Artcadia has now streamlined its wedding & event stationery. I took a good look at which ranges were most popular and have designed the collection around that. My aim is to shift the balance so that I’m working more in design/branding, pulling away from printing gradually, in the hope that one day I will find a trade printer that can take on that side of the business. Whilst I do absolutely love printing, I certainly need to be spending more time at my desk whilst I have three little people running around at home.
I’m now looking forward to 2017 and what it may bring, I’d love to be getting involved in more styled shoots, start-up branding projects, elaborate wedding/event stationery custom designs and hopefully see Artcadia continuing to thrive whilst going in an ever so slightly different direction.
Thanks for reading this! I hope you all like the new website and of course I would love to hear your thoughts – firstname.lastname@example.org