Yellow Owl Workshop
Christine Schmidt's art career began in primary school when she won a bike at the local grocer's coloring contest. This bike was red and had ten whole speeds! After a youth spent on the plains of Kansas City and art school in Washington D.C., she and her loverboy, Evan, moved west to a little place perched atop windy Bernal Hill in San Francisco. Fueled by too much black tea and public radio shows, she spent nights creating hand-printed cards and gifts. Seeking out local suppliers and working with fine, momma-earth loving materials, she began honing her line of wares. In 2007, after steeling her nerves, Christine took a box of her goods to some local stores, they placed orders and Yellow Owl Workshop was born.
Current day Yellow Owl Workshop now bustles with a team of hard-working ladies in a sunny Mission district studio. Their original values of expert attention to detail, ecological awareness and premium U.S. made materials are evident in every product.
Notable for a sophisticated yet playful aesthetic, the products include greeting cards and a line of super fun awards ribbons. Though the product line is diverse, consistent themes of innovative function, original graphics and bold colors emerge.