Leveraging my connections in the realms of independent design and fine craft, I opened the boutique Your Friends & Neighbors which quickly gained traction in Cincinnati as a destination for unique gifts. I focused on discovering and mentoring talent and sourcing handmade products that were not available elsewhere locally.
As a one-person business, I designed the brand identity and various promotional pieces for the shop.
I designed exclusive products to augment and complement the shop’s inventory.
The shop’s visual personality was bright and sophisticated without taking itself too seriously.
In its short one-year run, YF&N scored great press: 4 mentions in the CityBeat 2016 Gift Guide, Cincinnati Refined, Cincy Chic, Cincinnati Magazine, and a “best of” honor in the Shops & Services category in the CityBeat 2017 Best of Cincinnati roundup.