Founder, illustrator and fellow mama, Essie, began creating her silhouettes during a time of financial struggle within her family. Back in 2012, as a former 2nd grade teacher and new mom, she wanted to create a silhouette of her son and her husband (Dave) taught her how to do it. He encouraged her to try selling them online since computer illustrated silhouettes were pretty unique back then. As a stay at home mom to three littles, it has been the biggest blessing getting to create this timeless art for so many families, all the while getting to do it from home.
Over the past several years things have changed quite a bit. The shop has grown to house several beautiful products and our drawing style has grown to be incredibly detailed and timeless. In addition to that, as our own children have gotten older and their schooling needs became greater (we are a homeschool family) the need for more balance became pressing. That's when Catherine, our head illustrator, came on board! Also a stay at home mom to 3 littles, we are so fortunate to have her and her artistic abilities on our team. Our company is truly a Family Business in that Essie and her husband run the behind the scenes and production together. Not to mention there's a few sisters working with us too! It is so humbling getting to work together making your special pieces.
Based on the East Coast outside of Philadelphia, all silhouette products are proudly (and thoughtfully) illustrated, printed, hand-crafted and packaged in the USA.
Come say hi! Snapshots of life & the shop are shared over on instagram: @afamilyprintshop