IntellexualDesign

Custom Painted Converse Custom Apparel for Women & Kids

Richmond, Virginia | 5493 Sales

IntellexualDesign

Custom Painted Converse Custom Apparel for Women & Kids

Richmond, Virginia 5493 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars (890)
Karen Willard

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Announcement    Intellexual Design, home of the ever-popular Rainbow Tie Dye Converse and the best and most unique custom hand painted shoes and accessories on the WEB!

Hours of Operation are Monday-Friday 9A-5P EST. Messages outside of this time will be replied to on the next business day!

As seen on OffbeatBride.com Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf, BarkPost, Paulette-Magazine.com, Buzzfeed.com and Smosh.com!

When you purchase hand painted shoes from Intellexual Design, consider them a wearable work of art. One pair of Intellexual Design’s hand-painted sneakers takes hours (sometimes days or WEEKS) to paint. Remember, all are done free-hand. Every detail is absolutely beautiful and given the utmost personal attention! As of March 2017, custom wearable art by Intellexual Design, LLC is being worn by customers in 33 countries and all 50 US States.

Intellexual Design only sells 100% authentic name brand shoes and only top quality paints and dyes are used, and with proper care, they never chip, fade, bleed or come off.

Visit my website at www.intellexual-design.com

Thank you for choosing Intellexual Design for your custom shoe creations!!!

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- Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf on NBC and USA Network
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~ BarkPost: http://barkpost.com/statement-accessories/
~ Paulette Magazine: http://www.paulette-magazine.com/fr/chiffon/article/tendance-les-emoji-c-est-la-vie/5365
~ Buzzfeed: http://www.buzzfeed.com/jessicaprobus/everybody-poops
~ Smosh: http://www.smosh.com/smosh-pit/photos/strange-emoji-products-you-actually-can-buy
~ SheWired: http://www.shewired.com/fashion/2014/06/06/tomboy-pride-gear-essentials
~ Buzzfeed: http://www.buzzfeed.com/chelseac16/25-pairs-of-hand-painted-toms-for-every-fandom-bi8s#responses

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 10, 2018

Intellexual Design, home of the ever-popular Rainbow Tie Dye Converse and the best and most unique custom hand painted shoes and accessories on the WEB!

Hours of Operation are Monday-Friday 9A-5P EST. Messages outside of this time will be replied to on the next business day!

As seen on OffbeatBride.com Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf, BarkPost, Paulette-Magazine.com, Buzzfeed.com and Smosh.com!

When you purchase hand painted shoes from Intellexual Design, consider them a wearable work of art. One pair of Intellexual Design’s hand-painted sneakers takes hours (sometimes days or WEEKS) to paint. Remember, all are done free-hand. Every detail is absolutely beautiful and given the utmost personal attention! As of March 2017, custom wearable art by Intellexual Design, LLC is being worn by customers in 33 countries and all 50 US States.

Intellexual Design only sells 100% authentic name brand shoes and only top quality paints and dyes are used, and with proper care, they never chip, fade, bleed or come off.

Visit my website at www.intellexual-design.com

Thank you for choosing Intellexual Design for your custom shoe creations!!!

**********************************************************************
Featured on:
-Offbeat Bride: http://offbeatbride.com/food-themed-shoes/
- Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf on NBC and USA Network
~ Dharma Trading: http://www.dharmatrading.com/featured/743/
~ BarkPost: http://barkpost.com/statement-accessories/
~ Paulette Magazine: http://www.paulette-magazine.com/fr/chiffon/article/tendance-les-emoji-c-est-la-vie/5365
~ Buzzfeed: http://www.buzzfeed.com/jessicaprobus/everybody-poops
~ Smosh: http://www.smosh.com/smosh-pit/photos/strange-emoji-products-you-actually-can-buy
~ SheWired: http://www.shewired.com/fashion/2014/06/06/tomboy-pride-gear-essentials
~ Buzzfeed: http://www.buzzfeed.com/chelseac16/25-pairs-of-hand-painted-toms-for-every-fandom-bi8s#responses

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Updates

Custom Handmade cow print pullover hoodies and Pullover hoodie vests coming soon!!!

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Get ready for BOOP! by Intellexual Design- Custom children’s clothing in limited edition fabric prints!
Just two weeks left to place your orders for custom shoes. Last day to place an order is Friday, June 30th!!
I will be going on maternity leave as soon as all orders in my queue are shipped!
My return date will be on or around September 4th.
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About

Intellexual Design: Behind the Brush

Founded in March of 2010, Intellexual Design, LLC is the creative playground and passion of Karen Willard, who serves as both Owner and Designer. What began as a casual interlude in shoe customization while finishing a Master's in Business Administration, quickly became a fresh and competitive small business and now a thriving full time career.

Highly adept at utilizing both the left and right brain, Karen has always engaged in some form of creating. As a self-taught artist and creator, she enjoys painting, sculpting, graphic design, web design, crocheting (and most recently knitting).

Additionally, she became very business-oriented at a young age and with the help of an extensive education in the field, knows how to run every single aspect of a business to include (but not limited to) marketing and development, accounting, public relations and social media marketing.

As of March 2017, custom wearable art by Intellexual Design, LLC is being worn by customers in 33 countries and all 50 US States.

Shop members

  • Karen Willard

    Owner, Designer, Artist

    I do all of the dyeing and painting for every pair, marketing, photography as well as respond to customer messages and inquiries.

  • Sterling

    CFO - Chief Fun Officer

    Sterling, our 13 year old toy poodle spends his days in the studio squeaking toys and sleeping. His cheerful demeanor is a great asset!

  • Cory Willard

    Customer Service, Shipper

    My husband and in-house idea-soundboard who also sometimes responds to customer inquiries when my hands are full with designing or I'm chasing our little one. He also drops packages at the post office on occasion.

Production partners

  • A Printing Service

    Los Angeles, CA

    Ethical and socially responsible printer with a high quality printing process and prints my art and designs on canvas, posters, pillows and mugs.

  • Society6

    Santa Monica, CA

    Society6 prints my artwork on mugs, leggings, pillows and art prints/posters.

  • Sticker Printer

    Bangor, PA

    A professional Pennsylvania-based sticker printing company that prints my designs onto stickers and decals.

Shop policies

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Last updated on Jun 4, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

***Custom Shoe Care***
Please use only a damp cloth for spot cleanings and air dry only. Your custom shoes should never be washed in a washing machine or placed in a dryer. Custom shoes are artwork for your feet so please remember to wear them with care.

What kinds of materials/shoes do you use?

All customer orders are filled using brand new, authentic Converse, Toms and Vans (Some of my shop listings may show store brand shoes that were used solely as demo shoes).

Hand painted designs are created using high-quality acrylic paint followed by a matte finishing spray to protect the design and ensure durability. Tie Dyed shoes are done using high quality dyes.

Is everything in your shop custom/hand made?

Yes! I typically will sketch out an idea on paper before I begin painting on your shoes or Jansport bag. Everything is hand painted, there are no stencils or tracing used to create designs. I do everything by hand and free hand.

Everything. From the dyeing and painting of shoes and painting custom Jansport bags to the satin ribbon laces I create by hand, hand dyed accessories like scarves and shoelaces, kitschy hair sticks I sculpt and more.

How long will it take for my shoes to be customized?

Great art takes time, and it is my aim to provide you with wearable art of the highest quality. Each listing in my shop states the time frame for design on the shipping tab. Sometimes I ship sooner, as my schedule and queue allow, but I NEVER ship later than the stated time frame.

Custom and personalized orders

Shoes are hand painted or tie dyed to your specifications and many options are available: sports teams, retro, gamer, bands, cartoons/characters, pop culture, landscape/scenic, abstract, whimsical, techie/geeky, animal prints, wedding party shoes, bride and groom shoes, you name it!

Sizing details

All sizing is in United States (US) sizing. Please see the size chart on each listing to correctly convert your size. Size chart is located as the last photo of each listing.

Wholesale availability

Wholesales prices on satin shoelaces are available for Brick & Mortar storefronts and bulk orders. I DO NOT OFFER WHOLESALE PRICING ON SHOES.

Do you offer discounts?

No. Outside of discounts for orders which include multiple pairs of shoes, multi-packs of shoelaces and established wholesale shoelace customers, I do not offer discounts.

I do not offer discounts as I believe it would be a great disservice to myself and to my family to discount the value of the time, expertise and materials that go into my work. Designing custom shoes is not a hobby for me, but a full time career that I take very seriously. As one would not discount their salary or hourly pay for their employer, I do not feel it fair to myself or my family to discount the prices of my custom made to order art and work for less than I feel my work is worth.

Thank you for understanding.

Do you accept deposits?

Yes. However, deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE and are accepted at shop owner's discretion for orders over $275 (not including shipping costs). Balances are due 3 weeks from the date of the deposit and your order will ship 2 weeks after balance is paid. If a balance is not paid by the due date, the NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is FORFEITED.

What are your hours of operation?

Hours of Operation are Monday-Friday 9A-5P EST. Messages outside of this time will be replied to on the next business day!