Urban is our nature. Design is in our nature.

Nyack, New York | 9 Sales


Urban is our nature. Design is in our nature.

Nyack, New York 9 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Shawna Handke

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Shawna Handke


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Last updated on March 5, 2011
Welcome! This is where design meets Urbanature. We are inspired by the nature of the urban world, and we desire to inspire your nature too.

Urban is our nature. Design and illustration is in our nature. We specialize in custom-illustrated Graphic Design projects. You name it. We design it.

Shawna L. Handke is the brains behind this operation. Urbanature is the alter-ego to her sHandke ART shop: http://shandke.etsy.com/ . Although she grew up in rural Kansas, she feels just as at home in this renewed urban environment. She has been inspired by her surroundings and desires to use this as her creative outlet. In other words, no matter what her setting is, she feels most at home when she is illustrating and creating. To view her artwork, visit her website: http://www.shawnahandke.com/

Accepted payment methods

  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
Each return is handled on a case by case basis. Contact us if you are dissatisfied. (And please review our cancellation policy.)

Any returned items must be returned in their original packaging or similar packaging (a sturdy shipping box with protection for the artwork) and must be mailed USPS First Class with Delivery Confirmation or FedEx.
Every project's terms are determined on a case-by-case basis.

Payment: Payment is due in full prior to the completion of any project. In the event that work is postponed at the request of the Client, Urbanature shall have the right to bill pro rate for work completed through the date of that request, while reserving all other rights in the signed Agreement. PayPal payment is accepted in US Dollars as a preferred payment method. Money transfers, checks, and money orders are also accepted. However, payment must be made in full and cleared through the bank prior to each project's completion.

Taxes: We reside in Nyack, NY, so if you are placing an order within New York, we require 8.375% for tax purposes.

Cancellation: If an order is cancelled prior to the completion of a project, it will not be our responsibility to recoup the cost of your order.

This is how we handle cancellations. In the event of cancellation by the Client, the following cancellation payment shall be paid by the Client: (A) cancellation prior to the finished art being turned in: 50% percent of fee, (B) cancellation due to finished art being unsatisfactory: 15% percent of fee, (C) cancellation for any other reason after the finished art is turned in: 25% of fee. In the event of cancellation, the Client shall also pay any expenses incurred by Urbanature and Urbanature shall own all rights in the Work. The billing upon cancellation shall be payable within thirty (30) days of the Client's notification to stop work or the delivery of the finished art, whichever occurs sooner.
We ship USPS First-class Domestic and International. (3-5 days)
If your Domestic order qualifies for Priority shipping, it will be shipped Priority. (2-3 days)
If you would like your order to be insured, have tracking or confirmation, contact us. We will send you an adjusted invoice.

After the completion of a project, the client will have their order packaged and shipped with quality craftsmanship and personalized care. Urbanature prides itself in amazing customer service and has a proven track record. Check out sHandke ART feedback for details: http://www.shandke.etsy.com/
Additional policies and FAQs
We create Alchemy and custom orders. In fact, we specialize in custom requests.

We are also interested in wholesale opportunities. Please contact us for details about minimum orders and pricing.

Below is more information regarding copyright issues.

Authorship Credit: Authorship credit in the name of the Illustrator shall accompany the Work when it is reproduced. If the finished art is used as a contribution to a magazine or for a book, authorship credit shall be given unless specified to the contrary in the preceding sentence.

Copyright: The ownership of original artwork, including sketches and any other materials created in the process of making the finished art, shall remain with Urbanature. If the Client wishes to make any additional uses of the Work, Client agrees to seek permission from Urbanature and make such payments as are agreed to between the parties at that time.

Permissions and Releases: The Client agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Urbanature against any and all claims, costs, and expenses, including attorney's fees, due to materials included in the Work at the request of the Client for which no copyright permission or privacy release was requested or uses that exceed those allowed pursuant to a permission or release.