Artist of the Week: Brandon Young of Lettercraft
"My family, especially my kids inspire me. Not only do they inspire me to work hard, be kind, and do my best, but they push me to be creative and fun."
Presenting our Kindred Artist of the Week series! We are big fans of all the artists we work with and we are so excited to share their stories!
This week we are featuring Brandon Young of LetterCraft! Brandon's personal creativity and dedication to family makes each LetterCraft good you acquire just that much more special. That Bernie Sanders ornament you picked up at Kindred Post was handmade by Brandon and will hopefully inspire your family for many holiday seasons to come. Check out Brandon's interview below to learn more about the man behind the craft!
Who are you?
I am Brandon Young, the owner of LetterCraft in Gilbert, Arizona. I am also a husband, father of 3, and a lover of sports, outdoors, art, food, travel, and laughter.
What do you do?
We make custom laser cut gifts. Our favorite line we carry is our famous faces, found in ornaments, magnets, keychains, pins, and stickers. We also do custom corporate gifting, helping create product for other businesses to display, sell and/or gift.
Who/what inspires you?
My family, especially my kids inspire me. Not only do they inspire me to work hard, be kind, and do my best, but they push me to be creative and fun. My wife and I started this business because we were both teachers and we needed something extra to supplement our income when we started having kids. Within a year we were able to quit teaching and make LetterCraft our full time job and we absolutely love what we do.
What is your favorite moment in the process?
My favorite moment is the idea stage. I am always talking about new ideas of products I can create or a new business I can start and this stage is when it is nothing but fun.
What is a trick of your trade or a piece of advice for artists in your medium?
The biggest trick is trying to make laser engraving look unique. Too often, laser cut products start looking the same, especially in wood. We have tried to create a product that looks new and fresh.
What is next?
Lots of fun things are on the horizon, including new product launches. We are also excited to work with many new companies this year creating custom products, taylor made for their events, shops, and gifting needs.
See more of his work here!