Holiday-themed Bainbridge Island souvenir merchandise is sold by me, direct to consumer, as well as wholesale to downtown shops on the island.

How to turn your average souvenirs into “must-have” mementos

 

Anyone can offer a mug or t-shirt with a place name stamped on it, but there’s nothing memorable about that. Print that souvenir with a customized design that represents something your visitor or customer actually saw, or rode, or tasted, and that souvenir becomes a tangible memory they can take home. The art on that merchandise should tell the story of your brand, whether your brand is a destination, a product, or an experience.

The art on your merchandise should tell the story of your brand, whether it’s a destination, a product, or an experience.

With over 25 years’ experience as an illustrator, designer, and art director for product developers in specialty retail, theme parks, and other destination-focused locations, I know that a piece of great souvenir merchandise is doing its job when it connects a visitor or customer in a tangible way with the place they just visited or experienced.

My illustrations and designs have provided those tangible memories for people visiting world-renowned theme parks, resorts, and flagship retail brand venues, on products such as apparel, textiles, stationery, accessories, home decor, souvenirs, and almost every conceivable category in hardlines and softlines.

Notable clients:

Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Disney Store Japan, Cedar Fair Entertainment, The Hershey Company, Crazy Shirts Hawaii, Hallmark Cards, Farah Leisure Parks Management, Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Department of Tourism, The Flyer—San Francisco.

 
 

Souvenir merchandise developed for Hershey Chocolate World retail location in Times Square, NYC. Developed in collaboration with Hershey Global Design Group. © The Hershey Company

Let me create the art that will tell your story.

If you are in product development for a specialty retailer, theme park, resort, or other experience-centric venue, you want to offer high quality merchandise to your guests and customers as a tangible piece of that experience.

I’m here to create the art for your line of merchandise, and if needed, help source the products and get them delivered to your door. Let me help you develop some outstanding merchandise worthy of your unforgettable destination.

 
Alex is one of the most versatile creatives I have had the opportunity to work with. She has the unique ability to work seamlessly across categories and consumers...Her designs and insight always deliver an exceptional product.
— Ron Burrage, Head of Global Design, The Hershey Company