I design enamel pins, acrylic charms, and vinyl stickers to sell at conventions and online on my Etsy linked here. Below is my process on how I started designing my creative brand and business.
I began my adventure in designing merchandise in August 2019 and since found a passion for designing physical art, tabling at conventions, and connecting with the creative community.
🌿 Why “Candyleaf”?
My artist name, Candyleaf, symbolizes the pastel color and nature inspiration for my art. I’ve been using this name since 2012, when I first started sharing my art online.
😮 How did you design Candyleaf Designs?
I started my brand by designing a logo and shop banner. I chose a candy-shaped bunny with a leaf font to symbolize the name of my business.
After conducting a brainstorm of my brand, I made a high fidelity logo with my chosen typography and banner.
After having a solid logo and banner in place, I went to create multiple platforms for my brand on social media using Etsy, Instagram, Facebook, and Patreon so I can grow and interact with my community.
💫 What kinds of events do you participate in?
Since I have began my journey of tabling as a vendor in August 2019, I have tabled at 4 different events: Kin-Yoobi Con (August 2019), Lynbrook Holiday Craft Fair (November 2019), Google Holiday Marketplace (December 2019), San Francisco Japantown Mini Art Mart (December 2019), SacAnime (January 2020), SHM-Con (Febuary 2020).
🌻 What kinds of merch do you create?
I design enamel pins, acrylic charms, vinyl stickers, and buttons.
These are some highlights – I have more available on my Etsy shop:
🍡 Enamel Pins
🌟 Acrylic Charms
🌼 Vinyl Stickers
💬 Do you use social media for art?
💁🏻♀️ Which events will you be tabling at in the future?
San Francisco Japantown Mini Art Mart: 3/22/2020