What is your favorite frame that American Frame carries?
Oh, man, I have to pick one? Hands down, I love the rustic collection. I like the run-down, imperfect frames. They are just so interesting to me.
What piece of advice would you give artists?
Don’t stop. There are no rules. Keep going even if you get negative feedback. You don’t have to change yourself to comply with what society deems as art. I’ve heard one too many times in my life that no one will buy what I create. It’s not about that. it’s about what makes you happy, it’s about expressing yourself.
What department do you/have you worked in at American Frame?
I’ve been around. I started in commercial as a framer, then moved to customer service. Soon, there will be a new adventure that I’m sure will be exciting.
In normal times, what is your day-to-day workload like?
It can vary. Sometimes, I help in the plant in framing. That can get pretty busy. In customer service, it can also get busy, answering phone calls and emails, trying to help with questions and problems. Some days are easy, some days are challenging.
What do you want customers to know about AF?
That American Frame cares. We’re not like big companies that treat you like you’re not human. This company tries to be as understanding and compassionate as possible, and to treat all customers like they’re family. We’re here to make sure your art is framed with the highest quality products and to make your art look its best.
What have you been filling your time with during the Coronavirus stay-at-home order?
I’ve been working at home, keeping customers informed and up to date about our production of their orders. Some days, I’m in the plant helping as much as I can to get orders out to the customer.
Anything you've done that's new, different, or more of during this time?
I actually started a new Etsy shop. I can sell digital downloads of my original art. I also started a new series of pieces inspired by Viking/ Pagan religions. Some of those pieces are up on my Etsy, as well. I just have a few more pieces to put up.