I am a digital art nerd as well as an avid outdoor adventurer. I started my Etsy shop in 2018 after purchasing my first laser cutter (second/new/current one in 2020). My products were of nerdy fandom and nature themes. During the holiday seasons of 2020 and 2021, the sales went really well but I was exhausted from doing all the cutting and crafting outside of my day/main job. At the end of 2021, I started looking into utilizing print-on-demand services as my product partners.
In October 2021 I also completed one of my most epic day hike-- Cactus to Clouds-- with over 10K feet of elevation gain in a day from Palm Springs to the peak of Mt San Jacinto. Upon completing the hike, I looked for C2C or San Jacinto apparel to buy in order to brag about my accomplishment. However, I was not able to find anything. That's when I started tapping into the niche of "summit graphics". Other fellow hikers had also expressed interest in showing off what mountains they had summitted with apparels and stickers. So, I have now shifted my art-time from crafting to digital designs, as well as from nerdy-themed to more so adventure-themed. I look forward to come up with more summit graphics and promote the outdoor communities. Let's get nerdy about adventures!
PS: Check out my fast-paced videos on scrambling, rappelling, and bike riding at https://www.youtube.com/@Celessence/videos