PlentifulDesigns

Plentiful Designs

Wanaque, New Jersey · 592 Sales

PlentifulDesigns

Plentiful Designs

Wanaque, New Jersey 592 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(164)

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Kelly

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Announcement   Plentiful Designs is a Custom Art Studio that specializes in graphic design and traditional art. Design something extraordinary with me today!

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Last updated on Jan 10, 2017

Plentiful Designs is a Custom Art Studio that specializes in graphic design and traditional art. Design something extraordinary with me today!

Kelly

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5 out of 5 stars
(164)
Kristen Phillips

Kristen Phillips on Jan 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Can't say enough good things about this shop! Highly, highly recommend!

Kristen Phillips

Kristen Phillips on Jan 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Kelly is fantastic to work with. She made sure that I was happy with the final product, and never hesitated to make the changes I requested. I highly recommend Kelly and Plentiful Designs! :)

Nick Lillard

Nick Lillard on Dec 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This was the second time that I've worked with this artist. She is absolutely amazing! She has an amazing rage! The other piece that she designed for me was vastly different than this one, and she absolutely nailed both of them! I will definitely be ordering from her again!!!

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Plentiful Designs helped me recreate myself.

Hi, my name is Kelly Ackerman, and I am the owner of Plentiful Designs. I am a one woman show, but have been blessed with a wonderful husband and family that helps me explore my creativity without judgment. I always get emotional when I explain my story, why and how Plentiful Designs came about but it's important and should be shared. It, just like my shop, is part of the foundation of who I am.

I had the world in my hands 14 years ago, working in New York City at what started as an internship, and soon after turned into a part time job at a graphic design company named MADA Design, Inc. It was great! All of the classes I took at a local community college at the time could never match up to the experience I got on the job there, and for that I am truly grateful to them for allowing me the chance. It would have been nice to stay with them, but after graduating at Bergen Community College with an Associate's Degree in Fine Arts, I went on for my Bachelors in Fine Arts and Education. My parents at the time couldn't see the need for digital art, and pushed me into another passion of mine, teaching. I stuck with art, being my strongest subject and the one that gave me the most satisfaction, watching young minds experiment and grow like I did years ago. After graduating in 2008, and receiving my Certification of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS) for K-12, which is basically a license to teach, I found it incredibly difficult for me to find a job.

Within the same year of graduating college, my now husband of almost 7 years, proposed and we were married the next year. Every couple has their dreams, and ours was to become parents. It took a bit, but we were with child that October and excitedly awaited meeting our first addition to our family, Zachary James. Like life, it was not a normal pregnancy. I had nightmare doctors throughout and was looking for a new one by 6 months in. At 8 months (32 weeks) I broke my water getting off of our bed, went into labor and was mishandled all day by all of the doctors including my own at Hackensack Hospital. I won't get into specifics, because it is absolutely awful and unjustified malpractice, but we lost Zachary, and I died with him.

I was gone. Completely. There was nothing I could give to anyone. I experienced the darkness that is depression, rage, sadness, and absolute fear. I never experienced anxiety like that before. It was so potent that I would freeze at simple things that were meant to be funny, happy children, parents, I had to quit the YMCA because I couldn't be around children all together. When they cried, I did, when they were scared to swim, I was scared to hold them, it wrecked me.

When Zachary passed, they wrapped him in a crochet blanket. A nurse cried when she told me that a woman that lost her child, made them for other grieving parents as a way to cope and help other parents going through similar times. I still have his blanket. I slept with it to keep him close to me, and tried to keep me level in times of extreme sadness. I knew then that I needed help.

I started accepting that I couldn't go back. I couldn't change it, and even though we couldn't get a lawyer to give Zachary justice, that I could give him justice every day by working on getting healthier. I learned that I needed to start focusing on bringing myself back into society and the best way that I could think to do it was getting back into art. I had done some art through Deviantart.com, to reflect what I was battling with. (If you're interested my personal portfolio can be seen here: http://meok.deviantart.com/).

By the end of 2011 I learned about Etsy, and decided that this might be a good way for me to connect with other people, cope with my troubles, and learn how to be this new me. In all honesty, with my loving husband and his understanding that this was something I needed to do, we worked together to set some money aside to start Plentiful Designs.

Plentiful Designs' name came about while designing a friend of mine's logo for her photography business. I liked the modern way that I put her initials together and decided that I wanted Plentiful Designs to be the name of my shop. The PD design next to Plentiful Designs' text, is meant to be a modern twist on the infinity sign up on a diagonal. The reason I decided to go with this name and logo is because I wanted to keep the doors open to what I could do and not be pigeon toed into one medium. The sky is not my limit in terms of my creativity, so I wanted customers to know that they could keep an open mind, and know that they wouldn't be judged based on their unique design ideas. That, "it could happen" could actually happen.

Thank you for reading my story. If you need anything at all, please do not hesitate to ask.
Kelly Ackerman
Owner, Designer, Jack of All Trades at Plentiful Designs

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    Hi! I'm Kelly, and I am the owner and jack of all trades here at Plentiful Designs. I was blessed with a great imagination, artistic skills, enthusiasm to create unique pieces and have had the opportunity to work in the creative field for years.

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Last updated on Jun 29, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Why don't you accept returns, exchanges or cancelations?

Plentiful Designs does not accept returns, exchanges or cancelations because of the step by step approval process that each project goes through prior to completing each custom design whether digital or material.

Plentiful Designs relies on the customer's feedback to continue therefore returns, exchanges or cancelations will not be accepted. Should you not want your work, simply do not buy the listing.

Plentiful Designs will not hold the customer responsible for the work completed prior to their decision not to purchase.

What is a Work In Progress (WIP) Listing?

Plentiful Designs offers custom listings like no one else. A Work In Progress (WIP) Listing is created for the customer to see all of the stages of their custom listing and to be able to be an active designer within the listing's process. The customer has an active role, approving or declining on the work to work towards an end project goal.

Communication is key. Customer will need to approve each stage of their custom WIP Listing in order to see the next stage.

Should you change your mind, or no longer need the work completed, kindly let Plentiful Designs know, and you will not be required to purchase your WIP listing.