AwkwardAffections

Geeky, Cheeky, Awkward Art (for humans!)

Portland, Oregon · 4037 Sales

AwkwardAffections

Geeky, Cheeky, Awkward Art (for humans!)

Portland, Oregon 4037 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(1005)

Announcement   Check out www.awkwardaffections.com for updates as well as more items & goodness!
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Hello, and welcome to my shop! Awkward Affections is about the beautiful, the nostalgic, and the absurd things in life. I want to make things that will make you laugh, excite your inner nerd, or give just you something to think about. This might be a lot to ask, but I am working on it (and determined).

Everything in the shop is hand drawn, printed and packaged by me in Portland, OR. All printing is done in a giclée, 8 color printing process on high quality, matte paper.

In an order to reduce waste, I put every effort into keeping my shop and packaging environmentally friendly whenever possible. I will no longer include receipts with packages unless otherwise requested (you can still view and print receipts from your purchases tab).

If you have questions, requests or simply want to say hi, feel free to message me!
Insta @awkwardaffections
Or visit me at www.facebook.com/AwkwardAffections
www.awkwardaffections.com

<3 Kaz

Everything in this shop is under copyright of ©Kaz Palladino & Awkward Affections; All rights reserved

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 2, 2018

Check out www.awkwardaffections.com for updates as well as more items & goodness!
____
Hello, and welcome to my shop! Awkward Affections is about the beautiful, the nostalgic, and the absurd things in life. I want to make things that will make you laugh, excite your inner nerd, or give just you something to think about. This might be a lot to ask, but I am working on it (and determined).

Everything in the shop is hand drawn, printed and packaged by me in Portland, OR. All printing is done in a giclée, 8 color printing process on high quality, matte paper.

In an order to reduce waste, I put every effort into keeping my shop and packaging environmentally friendly whenever possible. I will no longer include receipts with packages unless otherwise requested (you can still view and print receipts from your purchases tab).

If you have questions, requests or simply want to say hi, feel free to message me!
Insta @awkwardaffections
Or visit me at www.facebook.com/AwkwardAffections
www.awkwardaffections.com

<3 Kaz

Everything in this shop is under copyright of ©Kaz Palladino & Awkward Affections; All rights reserved

Kaz Palladino

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About

Nostalgic obsessions

Awkward Affections is about evasive love, geeky escapism, care-free nostalgia, and the ridiculous, every-day circumstances of life. My best ideas come from quirky interactions with friends (and even strangers). Whether enjoying collective nerdery, or engaging in cheeky banter, everything I make is inspired by personal engagements. Those experiences are the ice cream of life, and I think we could all celebrate our absurdity a little more. By making cards and prints, I hope to share some of the wonder with other people!

Awkward Affections lives in Portland, but has a great desire to discover as many places and things possible (as any other respectable, hopelessly curious, and ambitious toddler). All my work begins with (the-world’s-worst) sketches. Once the drawings are polished and scanned, they are most often finished in Photoshop. Almost everything is painted digitally and then printed right here in my studio. All printing is done in high quality, giclée style, 8 color process printing. Awkward Affections is committed to using as much environmental friendly products as possible in the production. From paper used for prints, to packaging and envelopes, almost everything is sourced from recycled or environmental friendly products.

I take a lot of care with my designs and packaging, but I am always changing and refining those things as much as possible. I make what I enjoy, and while sometimes those things don’t all fit together, I hope somehow it will make sense someday. The process is awkward, but then again, maybe that is the point.

Shop members

  • Kaz Palladino

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I'm Kaz! I am an illustrator/concept artist who is drinking up all the coffee in Portland. I live off of bread and cheese (and wine if I am lucky).

Shop policies

Last updated on September 13, 2017
Thanks for visiting! Everything in this shop was personally drawn or handmade (by me, Kaz!)

You can find out more information & items or just show support by visiting these links:
www.awkwardaffections.com
www.facebook.com/awkwardaffections

I am open to requests and custom orders. Simply contact me if you see something you would like adjusted or created, and I will do my best to accommodate.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Mistakes happen and I really want you to be happy with your product. If there are any defects with your item, or you need to return for any reason, please message me and I'll be happy to work something out to the best of my ability. Once an item is returned to me (unopened or in acceptable condition) I will refund the item within the next few business days.

Unfortunately, for custom orders, I cannot make any refunds or exchanges.

I do my best to represent colors of my prints, however, due to monitor differences and printing calibrations, there may be slight variations in printed colors.
Payment
Items will not ship until payment has processed. All order cancellations must be made BEFORE items ship. California buyers may be subject to sales tax
Shipping
SHIPPING:

Shipping fees are based on actual cost to ship packages (this includes packaging, insurance and USPS shipping fees).

DOMESTIC SHIPPING:

I ship as soon as I can with USPS, which can take from 2-7 business days for domestic shipping. Every order will have a tracking number (or sometimes two for multiple items). I do not guarantee the arrival date of any order (and items are not considered lost by USPS until 30 days after the shipment date).

According to USPS, shipping times are just an estimate and Standard or Priority shipping timelines are not a guarantee. However, I do everything in my power to ship orders as soon as possible. Please understand that once packages are in the hands of USPS, I have no control over the process. Thank you!

*E-checks processed through PayPal can take up to 5 days to clear- Items will not ship until the e-check has cleared.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING:

***CANADIAN POST 6/24/2016 UPDATE***
Due to an ongoing labor dispute, Canada Post has informed us that it may halt acceptance of new shipments and delivery of mail and parcels beginning on JULY 2nd. At this time, all shipments to, within, and from Canada that are handled by Canada Post will be affected until the dispute is resolved. This includes shipments into Canada from other national carriers like USPS and Royal Mail. Any shipments going to Canada during this time may be affected and I cannot guarantee delivery times.

*International Buyers – Customs and Shipping times Please Note:*

Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility and cannot be paid beforehand. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying.

In addition, first class international shipping can take from 10-31 business days to arrive (depending on where it is being shipped) and cannot be tracked beyond the US with standard shipping. If you want an order in certain time, please order AT LEAST 10 business days in advance. Thanks!

On Jan 7, 2016 USPS increased the rates for shipping internationally. You can read about it here: https://www.etsy.com/seller-handbook/article/2016-shipping-rate-updates-for-the/36709650682
I hate to make these changes to my shipping costs- I'm sorry international friends!

(Shipping priority with tracking is usually around 23USD which is more than the cost of many of my items). If speed and tracking is important to you, please message me beforehand with this concern and I will be happy to make a special listing and ship your item Priority.
Additional policies and FAQs
WEDDINGS:
All wedding invitations in my shop are sold as *digital files only* unless otherwise noted. Invitations do not include printing, but contact me for more information about printing options.

COPYRIGHT:
All work in this shop remains under the copyright of the artist: © "Kaz" Palladino. Purchase of artwork, original pieces, digital files or printed material, does not include a transfer of license, rights, or permission to copy or redistribute the work.

Redistribution is NOT permissible under any circumstance. This includes, but is not limited to, sharing digital or physical copies of work, uploading the image to peer-to-peer networks, and sharing links to downloads.

CUSTOM ORDERS:
Please review information here for custom orders: http://awkwardaffections.indiemade.com/content/custom-work
Pricing listed is an estimate only, and therefore subject to change based on each project.

If you are interested in a custom order that is not listed, message me and we will negotiate the plan. A custom order may take 1-3 weeks and includes 2-3 proofs (depending on the size of the project). Any additional edits or proofs are subject to extra charge.

Once an order has been approved and delivered to the customer (whether by mail or e-mail), the transaction is complete and I will provide no more editing or customization. Should the customer decide that they would like additional customization to their order, they will have to pay an extra fee or repurchase the order.

DIGITAL FILES of ART PRINTS

Due to copyright security, I do not sell digital files of my personal work or art prints (other than wedding invitations that are already listed, since they are customized).
Privacy
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

Information I Collect
To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom print or wedding invitation, for example), if you contact me directly.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It
I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and
Terms of Use.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.

Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention
I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU
I reside in the US and may also store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.

Your Rights
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me
For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Kristin “Kaz” Palladino, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at kaz [!at] awkwardaffections.com. Alternately, you may mail me at:
Kaz Palladino, 901 SW King Ave, Apt 1001, Portland, OR 97205