Hello! My name is Naomi Romero and I am an illustrator located in Columbus, OH. I have been fortunate enough to work for many great companies including Nick Jr., Facebook, ABC Mouse, and more. On the side, I love to create products to sell, featuring cute animals!
One character of mine in particular means a lot to me. I suffer from anxiety and anxiety attacks frequently and to cope with these symptoms, I would find myself doodling a little sad, white fox. This little fox helped me deal with my anxiety and calm me down before experiencing more violent attacks. I decided to share this little sweetie once on social media, in pin form, and to my surprise, they did amazingly well! It means so much that so many people relate to this character and remind me that I am not alone.
I am often asked if I would ever release more products involving this character. After much consideration, I thought the best way to bring this little fox to life would be in plush form!
Some Pin designs!
Kiernan Sjursen-Lien helped me plushify Anxiety Fox into an adorable concept!
Anxiety Fox is a 10" plush, from the top of their head to their toes. They are made out of soft minky fleece, featuring a bushy faux fur tail. All details, from the eyes down to the little paw pads, are professionally embroidered. This high quality plush is built for long lasting love and hugs.
I want Anxiety Fox to be large enough to cuddle but small enough to take with you if you need to travel. They are meant to help you feel relaxed, knowing that this little fox is going through the same troubles as you.
In addition to the plush, we have exciting goodies that you can also pledge for! This includes the Kickstarter exclusive enamel pin. Take a peek to see if any are a right fit for you.
Plush production is never an easy thing to accomplish and I am hoping Kickstarter will help bring Anxiety Fox to life. I have created a pie chart to show the distribution of funds raised by Kickstarter.
Anxiety Fox will break down the costs for you!
In the event that we surpass our goal, I have a few exciting stretch goals that we can all try to reach. Here are just a few, with other stretch goals being revealed once we get close to achieving them.
***Embroidered Patch Stretch Goal is UNLOCKED! Everybody who has pledged or will pledge for a plush will automatically receive a patch with their order!
***Mini Plush Stretch Goal is UNLOCKED! Two additional pledge options have been added! If you wish to add a mini plush to your order, you can do so at the end of the campaign via Backer Kit.
***Ceramic Mug Stretch Goal is UNLOCKED! Every mini plush will automatically include the mug at no cost to my backers! If you wish to add a mini plush/ mug or just the mug to your order, you can do so at the end of the campaign via Backer Kit.
Concept art and factory photos will be added below!
After running my previous campaigns, I realize that I couldn't ship orders on my own and as fast as I wanted to. To solve this issue, all backer rewards will be fulfilled by Make That Thing. They will handle packaging, shipping, and customer service. With their help, rewards will be sent out faster and more effectively. Make That Thing is a trusted fulfillment center that have successfully helped many creators handle the shipping side of their campaigns.
Thank you all so much for showing your support with Anxiety Fox. I am hoping that, together, we can help bring them to life and continue to help those with anxiety and depression. I am humbled by the response to them!
Risks and challenges
I've started and completed two successful plush campaigns. Although there were hiccups, I learned so much and I am using these two experiences to make the best campaign yet. The factories I am using are reliable and will deliver great quality plush. Since production time can be more or less than what is anticipated, due to holidays, the amount of items ordered, shipping times, and customs, I've added what I feel to be more than enough additional padding to the expected delivery time. I will do my best to keep every backer updated on any manufacturing news.
Although I do not anticipate delays, they could happen and if so, they would be out of my control. Rest assured that you will receive all your rewards!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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