JoanneShih

Handlettered and Illustrated Goods

Boston, Massachusetts 2132 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars (346)

JoanneShih

Handlettered and Illustrated Goods

Boston, Massachusetts | 2132 Sales

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Joanne Shih

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Joanne Shih

Announcement    Welcome to my shop! My name is Joanne Shih and I am an artist in Somerville, MA. Here you'll find a wide variety of my prints, ready to decorate your home or office. My artwork reflects some of my favorite things: cocktails, cities, cafes, nature, heart conversations... and the best TV show, Parks and Rec :)

Thank you for visiting and please feel free to message me if you have any questions or would like to say hi!

For more of my work and journey as an artist, follow along on Instagram at @byjoanneshih.

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Last updated on Apr 24, 2019

Welcome to my shop! My name is Joanne Shih and I am an artist in Somerville, MA. Here you'll find a wide variety of my prints, ready to decorate your home or office. My artwork reflects some of my favorite things: cocktails, cities, cafes, nature, heart conversations... and the best TV show, Parks and Rec :)

Thank you for visiting and please feel free to message me if you have any questions or would like to say hi!

For more of my work and journey as an artist, follow along on Instagram at @byjoanneshih.

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About JoanneShih

Sales 2,132
On Etsy since 2014

2014 was the year I decided to be a maker.

This shop is where I share some of the fruits of that decision with the world!

I don't have a formal background in art or design -- in fact, I studied Cognitive Sciences when I was in college, followed by a few years working in a neuropsychology research lab, followed by another few years working in digital marketing analytics. But, for as long as I can remember I have always loved to express myself in artistic ways, typically through music or writing. Strangely enough, visual art had never really occurred to me as a primary way of expressing creativity.

(My theory is that, growing up, my older brother Jeremy was always the best at drawing/art and I resigned myself to the fact that that just wasn't something I could compete with.)

Only a few years ago did I somehow stumble across the world of hand-lettering. I've always had "nice" handwriting, but this was a whole other level of drawing letters and words in beautiful ways that I'd never seen before. In March 2014, I committed to lettering something every single day for an entire year! Daunting as this was, it was a ton of fun and brought me a lot of joy (amidst a lot of late nights and dragging my feet many of the days). Each month I did a different lettering "theme" to switch things up and keep me motivated, and along the way I also dabbled in illustration and watercolor as well as Photoshop/Illustrator.

Though I had been thinking of opening up an Etsy shop for quite some time, it wasn't until August 2014, when my lettering theme was cocktails (a subject near and dear to my heart), that I was really motivated to open shop. I received so much encouragement from friends and on Instagram that I decided it was time! ... Then I realized that opening shop takes a lot of work :) But once I worked out (some of) the kinks, I launched my store and here we are!

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or are interested in commissioning something custom!

PS. You can check out more of my work on my Instagram (@byjoanneshih) or on my website (www.joanneshih.com).

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  • Joanne Shih

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Hi there! I'm so happy you're here. My name is Joanne and I'm the maker of all this stuff you see in my shop! I live in Somerville, MA (right outside Boston) with my husband Jon.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 24, 2019
Thanks for visiting my shop! I hope you find something you love for your home or to gift to a loved one. If you have any questions about my items, don't hesitate to shoot me a message.

All prints are placed in a clear plastic sleeve and backed with sheets of cardboard to ensure they are protected in the mail.

GIFTING a print?
Please let me know when placing the order if it's a gift (and being shipped directly to a loved one)! I am happy to include a little gift note to the recipient if you include it in the "Notes" section when you add the item to your cart.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
While I package all of my orders with great care, I cannot be held responsible for items that are lost or damaged in the mail.

That being said, please contact me if you are not happy with your order and I will try to work something out!
Payment
Please pay within 24 hours; if you need more time, please contact me first before purchasing. Sales tax will be collected if shipping within MA.
Shipping
All physical prints shipped within the US will be shipped with USPS First Class Mail (includes tracking number), though I also offer an option for USPS Priority Mail (1-3 business days) and for rush shipping (next day). All prints shipped outside of the US will be shipped with USPS First Class International Package Mail (delivery time varies depending on destination).

For non-custom work, I do my best to ship within 5 business days of you placing the order, if not much sooner. In the rare event that it will take me more time, I will be sure to send you a message letting you know.

Please don't hesitate to message me if you need an item by a certain date, as I will do my best to accommodate you.
Additional policies and FAQs
All prints are for personal use only.