We are Caravan.
As artists and designers, we have the privilege of creating artwork and then printing it out for ourselves on a whim! Equipped with trade secrets we know how and we know where to print gallery ready pieces inexpensively. And then – joy of all joys – we get to print as much as we want and give out pieces of art like candy to all of our friends and family. It’s not a bad life.
At Caravan, we are dedicated to giving you all the perks of being a designer without all that stay-up-until-2am hard work. Our mission is simple. Everybody deserves beauty when they want it and at a price they can afford.
Caravan is the happy space where we share our art and designs inexpensively while allowing you the freedom of printing as much as you like. Bonus? We share our secrets on how to print for the same low price designers pay every day.
The process is easy as a piece of your grandma’s blueberry pie. (Yes! That easy!) Pay just once for the artwork, and you immediately receive the file as a download. Have printing jitters? Don’t worry. Our instructions help you through the process of knowing how and where to print. We also have several articles on printing do’s and don’ts. Still have a question or two? We are here. Just shoot us an email or leave a comment and we will get everything figured out lickety split. (Although everything is so straightforward you will probably never have to ask for help. So maybe send a little email just to say hello? We love to say hello!)
All our products are digital downloads. Once purchased, you can print your downloaded piece of art as often as you like. Print a piece for your home and several more to give as gifts. Get creative with your purchase! Use magnets, sticker paper and blocks. Have fun. Just one little reminder, all Caravan artwork is for personal use only, and resale of the artwork in any form and for any reason (including craft fairs, fund raising, etc.) is prohibited.
The cherry on top? All of our projects are easy to do, easy to assemble, and require no advanced crafting skills! Heavens, they hardly require any skills at all. Do you know how to use scissors? Yes? Hurray! You are now equipped to deal with the most challenging project Caravan will ever send your way. Finally, inexpensive décor that can be made without even the tiniest use of a glue gun. Yes, we are all breathing a sigh of relief, too.
Melanie Burk is a graphic designer who is mildly hugely obsessed with type. She believes there are three rules to good design: “typography, typography, typography.” Melanie is the founder of Fifth and Hazel, a company that produces websites, branding, catalogues, and surface design. With the belief that art impacts people, Melanie aspires to create good design that invokes change for the better. She loves the outdoors, surfing, March Madness, photography, opera, white hangers, hiking, traveling, Brazil, her husband, typography, foreign movies, her 2 daughters, alternative bands, Africa, and of course, design (not in this order). Oh, and did she mention typography? Typography.
Alma Loveland is a graphic designer who is known for her clean, cheerful style. Alma works closely with her husband at their company Ollibird. Although she always considered herself creative, she finally found her artistic medium when she learned Adobe Illustrator. She now eats, drinks, breathes Illustrator and hardly even knows what to do with a pencil and sketch pad anymore. Alma enjoys life with her husband and two children, kayaking, good movies, and great food.
Mike Loveland is an artist and Photoshop pro. He runs Ollibird with Alma and acts as art director and creative mastermind. He is a walking art history encyclopedia and a film connoisseur, with a voracious appetite for knowledge. Mike works both with traditional media and Photoshop to create unique pieces infused with color, whimsy, and character.