Passion Project: Hand Letter West Main

Hand Letter West Main Collaboration

Local creatives, Chelsie & Sarah, beautified West Main Street through creatively updating handwritten signage in local businesses’ storefronts and show the difference intentional design can make through professional photography.

The project was recognized and shared by local news outlets including WMBD TV, the Peoria Journal Star, and Peoria Magazines.

Here’s a closer look at the before and after shots that Sarah Waldo captured:

HAND LETTER GARFIELD

Following the success of Hand Letter West Main, Chelsie and Sarah spoke to Limestone Community High School's commercial arts class last August. They shared insights about creative entrepreneurship and passion projects with the students. Drawing inspiration from Hand Letter West Main, students in the art class replicated the project in their own community.

Hand Letter Garfield

ABOUT THE CREATIVES:

Chelsie and Sarah - About the Creatives

Chelsie Tamms is a lettering artist, designer, and creative entrepreneur. She graduated from Bradley University and started her own business (Lettering Works) in 2016. Chelsie specializes in custom lettering, graphic design and advertising.

Sarah Waldo is a lifestyle and documentary photographer. She was born and raised in Peoria and owns Violet + Ivy Photography. Sarah specializes in small business photography, lifestyle/family photography, and product photography.

INTERESTED IN WORKING WITH THEM TO BETTER YOUR BUSINESS?

Chelsie & Sarah are both independent contractors and are currently available for hire. Find them on Instagram at @letteringworks and @violetandivyphotography.