About the Contributors
The Designers listed below are the primary contributors to this site. Many other designers are responsible for helping us and inspiring you. Please visit our individual sites to view more of our work. If you would like additional craft inspiration please visit the Hops and Link Parties page and browse amongst the other wonderful designers and their works.
Jen Goode is the owner and “doodler in charge” of JGoode Designs, a Denver based art and design studio. She has been a creative professional since 1996, developing art for a variety of uses in an array of mediums from handmade crafts to Graphic design and illustration. Jen, a designer member of CHA, is a tech savvy, work-at-home mom of 3 who shares her insight as an “unstarving artist” by writing as a featured contributor on Suze Orman’s Money Minded Moms and is the Denver work-at-home mom at Examiner.com. She is involved in social media and internet marketing, volunteering as the Newcomer Program Coordinator for Affiliate Summit and is a member of the Performance Marketing Association.
Keri Lee Sereika
Keri Lee Sereika, currently living in South Carolina, is a stay at home mother of four and wife to a USAFR pilot. She has had the pleasure to be on a number of manufacturer’s design teams, has authored many articles in a variety of magazines and online media, and has had her designs featured in numerous magazines and books. Her most recent accomplishment was to author the book “Coloring Techniques for Card Making” published by DRG and released August 2010.
When not busy homeschooling, playing with her kids or trying keep her house clean, Keri can be found up in her studio crafting or on the computer researching and writing articles on crafting.
Freelance Artist, and Writer, Niki Meiners of North Carolina realized after a paralyzing illness she wanted to reconsider her career as a National Sales Manager. Her thoughts immediately turned to her first passion, art. In 2003 she began an odyssey that would take her from product design to publication and everywhere in between. She is known for her distinctive, high quality creations that feature a diverse mix of styles and highly creative approach to even the smallest detail. Her creations are simultaneously beautiful and functional. Her in depth knowledge of the industry allows her to produce projects with a specific understanding of both the consumers and the manufacturers. Her work has been featured in the industries leading publications and manufacturers’ websites and it can be viewed at nikimeiners.wordpress.com and on Examiner.com as the Wilmington, NC Arts and Crafts Examiner.
Melony Bradley is a full-time creative designer and writer. She published her first design in the early 1990s and has been working in the creative industry ever since. Although Melony majored in English, she has had an avid interest in bringing a creative touch to home arts since she was a little girl. She likes to combine crafting with the everyday aspects of life she enjoys including cooking, home decor and gift giving.
Melony writes technique and lifestyle articles for the creative industry and has published hundreds of original designs in national craft publications. Her specialties include kids’ crafts and recycled crafts. She describes herself as a general crafter and enjoys a variety of craft techniques including paper arts, needle arts and painting. To view more of her work visit http://www.mel-designs.typepad.com
Theresa Cifali is a Mixed Media Artist and Designer from Valhalla, NY. Her primary interests lie in the paper arts, although she flirts with many other mediums. Theresa is the sole proprietor of The Altered Canvas®. She has 13+ years experience as a designer working with consumers, manufacturers and local craft businesses. She served as Creative Director for a local company that manufactured scrap book frames. In addition, Theresa is an experienced instructor within the craft and hobby industry.
Theresa has her own private studio where she maintains her business, instructs classes and continually experiments with new designs and techniques. She is an active member of the Designer Section of CHA