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Sparky Firepants Ready to Display Fresh, Fun Art at Craft & Hobby Association Winter Trade Show
The Craft and Hobby Association Winter Trade Show will be the first public display of art available for licensing by Sparky Firepants Images. Sparky Firepants will be at booth #4943 of the CHA show in Los Angeles.
By: David Billings
Attending the show are craft supply manufacturers, retailers, and hobbyists. "These are some of my favorite creative people to connect with," Billings says. "I've always loved paper crafting myself and it's fun to learn what other crafters like to use in their projects."
Billings believes that the key to designing great products for the craft industry is to understand how crafters think. He intends to meet with both manufacturers and hobbyists to learn more.
"As an illustrator, I can create anything I dream up," he says. "That's fun, but ultimately manufacturers need to sell my designs to retailers. That means I've got to strike a balance between my personal style and what crafters want to buy."
A key philosophy at Sparky Firepants Images is to work closely with manufacturers to create designs that their customers will love. For Billings, that means focusing high-level service skills to deliver art that's easy to produce. "It doesn't do any good if a company loves my art but I can't format it for their manufacturing process," Billings says. "That means having my art readily available in easily manipulated digital formats."
At the show, Billings plans on spending his time getting to know people in the industry and applying what he learns to his next round of designs. He says, "I'm excited to have my entire art catalog available for the first time." Billings admits that, "I'm a papercraft geek, so I'm also pretty jazzed about being surrounded by craft supplies for a few days."
Sparky Firepants will be at booth #4943 and Sunday's exclusive Designer Showcase at table #37. To make an appointment to meet with the artist or inquire about licensing Sparky Firepants art, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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David Billings is the creative brain behind Sparky Firepants. Self-titled Chief Pants, David is also the Lead Illustrator and Art Director for all projects.
Over the past ten years, David's illustration work has appeared in Highlights High Five magazine, The Electric Company, Blue’s Clues, language textbooks, e-learning kits, and children’s products sold in stores all over the U.S.
David is a unique balance of creative artist and skilled professional. His understanding of business and clear communication has earned him a reputation as reliable and easy to work with.
He lives near Portland, Oregon with his wife, three children and 50 alpacas. To learn more, visit the website at http://sparkyfirepants.com. David is available for interviews related to small business and the art industry. Contact him at 971-533-7013.