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$403
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15
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, July 1 2019 4:59 AM UTC +00:00.

$403
pledged of $685pledged of $685 goal
15
backers
12days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, July 1 2019 4:59 AM UTC +00:00.

About

In 2016, when I started my custom design business Lettering Works, my first venture into product design for the community was postcards. I created a set of 4 original designs promoting positivity in Peoria. They served as the foundation for developing a product line for the Peoria community and becoming known in the area. 

Lettering Works relocated to Chicago in June 2019 with the goal of expanding services and products to a new, larger market. My goal is to replicate the success of my product line in Peoria with new Chicago designs that will not only benefit the community, but also help establish a presence in Chicago. My vision for this campaign is to bring to life a set of five new Chicago postcards designs that I have developed over the past month. Early backers will get a look at all designs/options before anyone else. I have stretch goals to produce additional products including stickers, magnets, enamel pins, and t-shirts, like I have for the Peoria community.

Past Kickstarter Success

This is my third Kickstarter campaign.

In March 2016, I successfully funded the printing and production of "Just my Type of Lettering: An Inspirational Guide to Hand Lettering."  In just 30 days, 52 backers raised over $2,700 ($1,700 over my goal), enabling me to print over 200 copies of my book.  This book truly kickstarted my career as a lettering artist and small business owner in Peoria, IL.

In September 2017, I successfully funded the printing and production of "100 Days of Peoria: The Book"  Throughout the campaign, 63 backers raised over $2,500 ($1,200 over my goal), enabling me to print over 250 copies of my book.  

As a potential backer of this project, you'll also be happy to know that I delivered ALL backer rewards for my last campaign on-time. Similar to my previous campaigns, I have already designed the postcards, now I am just looking for funding so I can print and produce them, which requires me to buy a large quantity upfront to get the best pricing.


Budget breakdown (for $685 funding goal)

  • High-quality, postcard printing (100 x 5 designs = 500 total) = $250 
  • Rewards (stickers, postcards, mailing supplies, and shipping) = $297.00+ 
  • New Chicago Address Stamp = $22 
  • Kickstarter Fees (8-10%) = $66 
  • Miscellaneous expenses: $50 

Stretch Goals

  • Professional Product Photography = $125
  • Additional Postcards = $100
  • Additional Stickers = $85
  • Additional Chicago Design(s) = $200+
  • Additional Products (stickers, magnets, enamel pins, lanyards, t-shirts, etc.) = $125+
  • Custom website with eCommerce (domain + hosting) = $325/year

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"On My Way" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Risks and challenges

Lettering Works is more established in Peoria, IL than Chicago, IL - this campaign's biggest challenge will be to find an audience interested in the new Chicago designs.

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    Postcards + Stickers + Book

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