Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my artwork and support me in this project! My name is Hayley Wright and I am an illustrator + skate deck artist based out of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
This Kickstarter campaign was created to help fund my latest art project- The Skateboard Collective.
The Skateboard Collective is a series of 12 hand-crafted, custom skateboard decks, which challenge the idea of conventional skateboard graphics. These boards are created to empower and inspire girls (and guys!) of all ages with hopes that everyone feels welcomed in the skateboarding community, regardless of talent or skill level.
Using wood-burning, spray-painting, and a terrifying concoction of hazardous materials, I am bringing a unique flavour to the skateboarding industry, creating designs and techniques that put a modern spin on skateboard graphics.
As an artist, I design each board with the same care and precision that I put into all of my illustrations, while ensuring that they have the durability to withstand a great ride. The best part is that no two boards are alike- every board is as unique as you are.
Living and working in the beautiful city of Edmonton, Alberta, I am lucky to be a part of such a thriving arts scene! This city is a vibrant hub of culture, with a community that works hard to support local artists and entrepreneurs. Throughout the duration of this project, I hope to combine the energetic arts collective with the down-to-earth, urban culture of Edmonton. Using this campaign as a launch-pad, I would love to bring Edmonton the attention that it deserves as a well-established network of talented free-spirits.
To begin this project, I began honing my wood-burning techniques to mark the skateboard in a way that was absolutely permanent. No matter how hard you shred (or how hard you stare at it on your wall) my wood-burned designs will hold up nicely!
Using other techniques like spray-paint, wood stain, and ink marbling, I am also able to create unique colour combinations and patterns that are brand-new to the skateboarding community.
When I began designing this project, it was very important to me that these decks would appeal to almost anyone of any skill level. Whether you are a professional skater; a weekend rider; or you feel safer on two feet (like me!), I want you to feel excited about investing in a Paper + Ink board.
If you fund my project (thanks in advance, by the way!), your generous financial contribution is helping me buy supplies (spray paints, power tools, wood stains, etc.), blank decks, and funds for marketing. These boards are expensive to produce and your help is so much appreciated! Any additional funds will be used towards buying supplies to properly photograph and document these boards.
If you cannot support this campaign financially, please share this project on Facebook, Instagram, or your favourite social channel. Any and all support is greatly appreciated!
All rewards come first and foremost with my endless love and gratitude. Seriously. I couldn't be doing this without you.
Other (more exciting) rewards for this campaign include: a digital cellphone wallpaper (for iPhone + Android users); an exclusive 8x10" art print that is only available through Kickstarter (you can see a selection of my other work here); hand-painted skateboard decks; and custom wood burned decks. You will also recieve exclusive access to the online skate shop once it launches, and a "thank-you" on my website.
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Risks and challenges
If this project does not meet it's goal, my dreams of designing skate decks and sharing my art with people like you cannot come true. Each board is created entirely by hand, and is very rich in materials used and time spent crafting. Without your support, this project can only grow at a snail's pace.
* The impending postal strike/lockout of Canada Post does pose some risk in terms of shipping tangible rewards. There may be significant delays in delivery times if the Canadian postal system gets temporarily shutdown. Unfortunately, this situation is completely out of my control, but I will do everything in my power to make sure your well-deserved rewards get to your door as quickly as possible! *Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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