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Meet Teresa Thomas of Kissed by Thomas Design Studio

Today we’d like to introduce you to Teresa Thomas.

Teresa, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I am so blessed and thankful, that even starting as a small child, my mother encouraged my love for being creative. As I became older, she recognized my passion for art and sent me to Micheal M. Byrne school where I was apart of an outstanding art program. Later, I attended Marie Curie High School, Chicago, where I studied Visual Arts.

Both schools cultivated and nourished my love for the arts. During that time, I realized and enjoyed selling my art as a young girl and received so much heartfelt joy when I handed the customer their new painting. After I graduated high school, I could not paint anymore, due to the heavy fumes. Desperately, I needed a new creative outlet… a former teacher mentioned computer graphics, graphic design was a perfect match!

Fast forward to today, I love moments when I talk to my Granny, and she recalls early childhood memories of me always having a pen and paper in my hand, to draw something. Now, I have a stylus in my hand, from designing Fashion Illustration or working in Adobe Photoshop. Kissed by Thomas gives me such joy. Still after 10 years, in the industry, I get a warm feeling inside, once a client thanks me for helping them.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
“The race is not given to the swift nor the strong but he who endures until the end.” Of course, in having a business there are times, where I had “trial and error”. A motto, that I learned my six-year-old son is “I’m brave, I’m smart, and never give up”. I use my (struggles) lessons, to make me better as a human, and also a more efficient business person.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Kissed by Thomas Design Studio – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Kissed by Thomas Design was started in 2010, by myself, Mrs. Thomas. Our name “Kissed by Thomas Design”, was given because our design is sealed (kissed) with creativity. At Kissed by Thomas, you get the “designer’s touch” (kissed). Hence all our designs are created with excellence, we are hands on and give personal attention to make our client’s project a success.

Memorial Programs ( Obituaries), Graphic Design and Urban Landscape Photography are a few of our specialties. Attention to detail, fast turnaround time, knowledgeable background and a touch of “whimsy” sets us apart from other companies.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
There is always a vision and plan for the future, some include expanding our online store to have digital art available for purchase . Furthermore, we have goals to expand our Memorial Program Service , in order to accommodate same day clients.

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Image Credit:

SheShell Photos, kissedbythomas.com

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