ChrisKnightCreations

Handmade Vintage Wood Flags and Photography

Chicago, Illinois · 3208 Sales

ChrisKnightCreations

Handmade Vintage Wood Flags and Photography

Chicago, Illinois 3208 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   Chris Knight Creations specializes in hand-crafted, distressed vintage wooden flags and wall art: unique, striking visual art, including canvas photographs; handmade giant Lite Brite art; and more!

I love making your creative ideas come alive and really enjoy doing custom pieces!

Announcement

Chris Knight Creations specializes in hand-crafted, distressed vintage wooden flags and wall art: unique, striking visual art, including canvas photographs; handmade giant Lite Brite art; and more!

I love making your creative ideas come alive and really enjoy doing custom pieces!

Chris Knight

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Chris Knight

Shipping cost for small flag
$10.00
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About

How Etsy Changed My Life!

Nearly 25 years ago, in my late teens, I picked up my first electric saw. I was inspired by a photo of a nativity scene and wanted to transform the 1-D image into a 3-D work of art using wood. I've always been able to take every day things and visualize them in abstract ways.

I made the nativity scene and took it to a kiosk at the mall where it sold that day.

While I clearly had a talent for wood working, I put the saw down and instead, pursued my love of photography and capturing moments on camera.

In 2012, I opened my Etsy store to sell my photography work which included prints on canvas and unconventional surfaces like wood and stone tiles. I had a few sales, but wanted to try something different and have my work reach a greater audience.

More than two decades after I picked up my first electric saw, I decided to give it another go.

Inspired by my love of my hometown of Chicago, I took an image of the city flag and made it a 3-D abstract piece using reclaimed barn wood from a neighboring town.

My etsy page took off and the interest in my woodwork began to grow. I continued to create Chicago flags and discovered that each new one sold better than the last. My vision expanded and I began to get requests for additional city and state flags, business logos, sports team mascots, and even household items.

With no formal woodworking training and with simply an eye for the abstract, I have taken my idea from the backyard of my small apartment--to a huge loft space on Chicago's west side. There, I work with my apprentice, Andy, and a handful of employees, to meet the demands of my bustling Etsy store.

Some of my pieces are now in the hands of the founder and CEO of Under Armour, Kevin Plank, and two of my other works sit at the Facebook headquarters. Recently, I signed on with the Red Robin food chain to produce signs for their restaurants nationwide. However, still loyal to my local roots, I created three Goose Island Beer signs can be seen at Chicago's sports arena, the United Center.

I really enjoy making custom pieces and put my heart and soul into every single order.

I credit Etsy and the amazing customers on this site for helping me go from starving artist, to working artist.

I hope you enjoy my page and I look forward to making art with you!

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Shop members

  • Christopher Knight

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Chris Knight is a professional freelance photographer and visual artist currently based in Chicago, having spent the previous few years in New York City. Chris specializes in Photography and Lite Brite Art!

  • William Martinez

    Assistant

    Will has been working with me for about a year. He has a background in communication studies and advertising.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 25, 2016
Welcome to my shop. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have, I would be happy to help!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
Payments should be paid through PayPal or with visa, master card, American Express or Discover through Etsy. Goods will be dispatched as soon as payment has cleared unless it is a "made to order" or "custom" item. Once an item has been purchased I would expect a PayPal payment within 3 days. If I don`t hear from you or receive anything within this time the order will be canceled and the item re-listed.
Shipping
Canvases take about 2 weeks to ship. Distressed wood signs run about 5 to 6 weeks at the moment and ship FedEx ground unless you need a rush. Shipping fees are included in the price of each individual piece, with the exception of Chicago related art and very large orders. Rush is available for an extra fee! International shipping is available.

Shipping is included in all items except Chicago themes items since the majority of them are picked up locally at my studio.
Local pickup is available. Please contact us if you would like to schedule a pickup.
Refunds and Exchanges
I am happy to accept exchanges on all prints and wood blocks within the first 7 days minus the shipping cost. Repairs will be done on all Custom orders . Exchanges on custom orders will be at my discretion. Exchanges and repairs will be done on all non custom orders. I will repair any item that breaks within the first year but after 2 weeks buyer must pay shipping costs.