Today we have a real bang up of a giveawayâ€”a $50 gift certificate to Etsy print shop, UrbanTickle! You can use it to select amazing prints, shower invitations, birth announcements and more!
Started by self-taught illustrator Ankita Kejariwal, UrbanTickle Prints has become one of the most popular Etsy print shops and has been featured on Project Nursery and BabyCenter.Â I sat down with Ankita, the mastermind behind the brand for a little e-kombucha tea and hear what makes this brand so wonderful…
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MK: What inspired you to start this lovely shoppe?
Ankita: My Shop is an outcome of a collective coming together of my entire life- I was a copywriter, interior designer and graphic designer and now all those skills have culminated in my shop. I have always admired the spirit of entrepreneurship in people and have secretly harbored the desire to be one for years. What helped was that I found myself more and more `free’ from my `freelance’ life due to the recession and it gave me time to play with my designs and I realized that this is something I could do more professionally. My son was the ultimate motivating factor because there is nothing like being there for him when he needs me. Etsy was the natural outlet for my experiments.
MK: Etsy really does rock! And all of that sounds like you have some art in you background is that true?
Ankita: Well, I do have my BA in Graphic Design and have worked in the business for 5+ years. I am a self-taught illustrator and I am still learning.
MK:Â Ah, arenâ€™t we all? So I must ask, what is your all-time favorite item in your Etsy shop?
Ankita: My all time favorite in the shop is the Be Different, Be youÂ print!Â I made this especially for little minds because it is so easy to get swept up in all the hype and fashion. I want kids, including my own kid, to be self-assured and know that it’s ok to be different. That it is alright if you do not follow the crowd, because I have consciously never done so, and although it has got me in trouble sometimes, it has always been the good kind of trouble. 🙂
MK: Thank you so much for chatting with me, lady. And thanks so much for doing this terrific giveaway with us. We love your work!
So, hereâ€™s la deal:
To winÂ this amazing $50 gift certificateÂ to Urban Tickle Prints,hereâ€™s all you need to do:
- Leave a comment on this blog for one entry
You can secure an additional entry for each of the following for five to seven additional entries:
- â€œLikeâ€ Urban Tickle on Facebook.
- Follow Urban Tickle on Twitter.
- To get bonus entries, follow us onÂ Twitter.Â If you are already a follower, tweet about this giveawayâ€”donâ€™t forget to include @modernkiddo in the tweet please! (itâ€™s how we can track your tweet) You can alsoÂ follow our personal twittersÂ @galexinaÂ andÂ @missdottieÂ for two more bonus entries.
- â€œLikeâ€ us onÂ Facebook.
- And finally, â€œfollowâ€ Alix (@galexina) and Dottie (@MissDottie) on Instagram.
Youâ€™ll get one entry for each thing you do. If you do all eight things on the list youâ€™ll be entered eight times. HUZZAH!!!
Voting ends NEXT Monday, August 1st at NOON PST.Â The winner will be announced that evening Monday, August 1st at 8:00PM-PST.
Good luck, and weâ€™re crossing our fingers you win!