Thursday, June 16, 2016

Ohio, Here We Come!

Whew!  We've just packed up and secured all of our business belongings into a big 22' moving truck and are headed out onto the open road.  Northeast Ohio, here we come!

Accordingly, our office will be closed from Friday, June 17th through Sunday, June 26th - it's a loooong drive and we need a couple days to get things set back up and running smoothly.  All orders placed after 12pm PST Thursday June 16th will ship Monday June 27th and should arrive later that week. Unfortunately, this means that Expedited and Priority services will be suspended and all production activities will be on hold.

But - we'll still be answering emails and helping you create fabulous designs.  And we'll be checking our voicemail messages periodically so if you want to call, please do!  Leave us your details and we'll get back to you as soon as we can (or when next we stop for gas and can find an Internet connection - ha!).

That's all the big picture stuff.  But if you're the kind of person who likes details, read on!  I've got lots to share about why we've decided to embark on this next great adventure.

Henderson, Nevada has been our hub and home for the last six years.  We've had three offices in three locations (each bigger than the last), have worked with great employees, connected with fantastic customers, and had wonderful (if sometimes also hard) growing experiences here.  Now, we're bidding a fond farewell to Nevada and are heading east.

Jordan and I started this little company from scratch (and many many sleepless nights) ten years ago to pay our way through grad school and support our growing family.  We're still paying for grad school (grimace) and still growing our family (grin) and have grown so much as entrepreneurs and business owners in the years since.  But about a year and a half ago, we felt like we needed a change.

We love running - our customers are fabulous, the atmosphere and opportunity for creative expression are nearly limitless, and the challenges keep us growing.  But we also dreamed of having a small family farm and raising our kids in the country.  Long story short, we found the perfect place, but it wasn't in the West as we anticipated, or even in Canada where I grew up on a cattle ranch myself. It's in northeast Ohio, a little south of Cleveland. And it's perfect.

We moved our family out here last fall, anticipating that we would let our production facility continue humming along out in Nevada, work remotely, and fly back when needed.  Turns out that wasn't such a great plan.  We have a great crew, but to really be effective, we needed to be more hands on ourselves.  So we've made the plunge and in just a few more days we'll set up shop in Ohio.

I love new beginnings.  January and September are some of my favorite times of year (new year! new school year!) and we're really looking forward to this fresh start too.  We have great plans for new designs, new features, and new ways to connect with our customers and help you make your space come alive.  We love what we do and are so excited to put our years of experience, considerable talents, and fabulous design skills to work for you and your next project.

Adventure is out there and we're always out to find it.  Next stop in our journey: Ohio.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Photo Contest Winner - January 2016 Edition

We've received so many great photo contest submissions this month, but there was one in particular that just seemed to shine above the crowd.  Our uber-talented design team helped Lisa make her idea come to life and she's chosen the perfect spot for her custom Wall Quotes decal.

Congrats, Lisa.  We're excited to see how you'll put your $50 shop credit to use!

Want to win your own $50 in shop credit?  Submit a great photo of your new Wall Quotes design and we'll enter you in our monthly photo contest.  Winners get serious bragging rights, are shared with our friends and fans, and best of all - receive $50 in shop credit to use any way they'd like.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

January Customer Photo Winner

by Julie

Happy New Year!  We have had quite a few pictures that were sent in for our photo contest and a lot of great ones.  Looks like you've all been busy at work.  Congratulations to Dana for your spectacular picture and use of your Custom Design.

Wall Quotes™ decals can be put on so many other things and not just walls.  Love this quote!  The sea shells complete it.  We have our designers that are on live chat and would be more then happy to assist you with all your upcoming projects.  

We're always looking for those photos to be sent in so we can enter you into our monthly photo contest.  We pick a new winner each month and award a $50 gift certificate.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Meet the Team - Hayden

What you don't see so much on the website and our blog are the hardworking guys in production who make things happen.  Without them, our little family business just wouldn't work and we appreciate all they do so very much.  So today, we get to introduce one of our best production team members.

Birthday? April 4

Favorite Color? Black

Favorite Food? Pizza

Favorite Book? Lord of the Rings

Favorite Sports Team? St. Louis Cardinals & Kansas City Chiefs

Favorite Wall Quotes™ decal? Take the road less traveled (find it here).

Why? It reminds me that I am an individually unique person.

What are you in charge of at Belvedere Designs? Day to day production function.  I make sure orders go out on time and in perfect condition.

What's your favorite thing about working here?  Everyone in the office is nice and easy to get along with; the work is constantly motivating me to do my very best everyday. [Hayden is uber reliable - when we need a job done, we count on Hayden to get it done - love that]

What do you do when you're not making crazy awesome Wall Quotes™ decals at Belvedere Designs? Playing video games, watching baseball, riding ATVs, discovering new music artists.

Seriously, Hayden is a go getter.  He stays late and comes early, puts his head down and gets it done.  We love that kind of attitude on the team and he's a great git-r-done kind of guy.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Meet the Team - Craig

These days, if you call our customer service number, you're likely to talk to one of our newest recruits, Craig.  He's our go-to guy for guy designs (think man cave and jeep stickers and teenage boy decals).  He's also an artist in his off time and has a whole collection of original artwork he's always working on.  But let's have him give you the details:  

Birthday? Jan 14

Favorite Color? Green

Favorite Food? Chinese, Mexican, Pizza

Favorite Book? Comic Books (my favorite is Batman Hush)

Favorite Wall Quotes™ decal? Any one of the decals found on [with stickers for every adventure, this is a work in progress but coming soon!].

Why? I really love the outdoors and extreme sports and these decals are right up my alley.

What are you in charge of at Belvedere Designs? Designing custom quotes and decals for customers as well as all the decal designs for

What's your favorite thing about working here?  My passion is design and anything to do with creativity or problem-solving.  I also really love working with Adobe Illustrator.

What do you do when you're not making crazy awesome Wall Quotes™ decals at Belvedere Designs? At home I spend time with my wife [Craig is a newlywed!  He and his wife were married Fall 2014]; we watch movies and play video games, and feed our hedgehog Gus.  I also do my own artwork at home and run a custom art business called Bones n' Brushes.

Craig's got a great eye for design (especially the boy-ish kind) and is a great addition to our team.  Give us a call sometime and chat him up (grin).