It’s National Volunteer Week, and according to the founders, this is the time for “inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities.” One way to do this is by sharing stories, so I figured I’d start with my own tiny contribution to my community from this past weekend… Read more –>
This month the artist spotlight is on Erin K., one of our Artwork Specialists. Erin is a part of the Creative Services team, helping customers take their t-shirt ideas to the next level with pre-order design assistance! Read more –>
One of the responsibilities of the Merchandise Team here at CustomInk is to follow trends in the t-shirt market as well as trends set by our customers’ buying habits. (I know – we’re SO on it!) And one of the reasons why I love our blog is because I can share these trends with you. Neon Tees? Check. Workout Tanks? Check. And the newest trend….insert drum roll here…. Lightweight T-Shirts! Read more –>
CustomInk is honored to be the 2011 recipient of the International Torch Award for Marketplace Excellence. This award recognizes our “superior commitment to exceptional standards that benefit our customers, team members, vendors, shareholders and surrounding communities.”
Judges from around the country were impressed with our commitment to team and customer satisfaction and we are thrilled to receive this recognition! Presented annually since 1996, the BBB International Torch Awards recognize businesses and individuals that maintain outstanding dedication to upholding ethical business standards and promoting trust in the marketplace. BBB Torch Awards are awarded on the international stage by the Council of Better Business Bureaus, the national organization representing the BBB system. We’re honored to be recognized alongside such companies as USAA, Amazon.com, and Verizon, among others. (Learn more about all of this year’s and past winners).
As our president Marc Katz said, “We hope this International Torch Award for Marketplace Excellence will be a rallying cry that attracts people who share and appreciate our values. It should also remind all of us Inkers what we have to live up to! Ultimately, I’d like us to show that ‘doing the right thing’ in business is both its own reward and a path to success.”
We’ll proudly accept the award at the ceremony on March 22nd in Washington, DC.
If you’d like to know more about CustomInk’s honors and media attention, please visit our Awards & Media page.
The Artist Spotlight this month is on Keshaun, one of our Satisfaction Assurance Associates. Keshaun is one of the many people who scrutinize your order and make sure your intent is communicated to the artwork and logistics teams.
Before he was finalizing orders, Keshaun was earning his BFA at the Corcoran College of Art and Design, focusing on painting and printmaking. He also spent three years as a scientific illustration intern at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
His current work draws on movies and pop culture, incorporating figurative elements with science fiction themes. Form and function play a big role in his imagery, and so he incorporates his realistic technique with the surreal. He wants the viewer to believe that his subjects could exist and function in life. I find that even in his abstract works there is a tangible atmosphere. The high color contrast and elegant way dark shapes filter in at the edges implies a vast space beyond what we can see.
Now, a little bragging… At CustomInk, when someone goes above and beyond their everyday duties to help a customer or fellow Inker, they get a WOW from their teammates. Each month the person with the most WOWs is rewarded, and last year, Keshaun won 6 times! He is one of many Inkers who represent our dedication to making sure our customers are happy!