Tell us a bit about yourself
I was born in Vientiane Laos, and then moved to HK when I was around 2. I love arts and crafts. My dad was an oil painter so I grew up watching him paint. I also paint with oils. I do figurative oil paintings. You may check out my other work @kim_helgason_art. Lately, I have been experimenting with digital painting but It’s very different from conventional oil painting. I like both because it helps me open up to more ideas.
What made you start your company?
I was always very fascinated with stationary items. I can spend hours in any arts and craft shops looking at art materials and checking out new items. I particularly like browsing cards that have funny puns or crazy out of the world sentiments. That’s when I started to think of making my own cards.
Tell me about your product and brand?
My cards are handcrafted, I use metal dyes that go through a manual roller to cut the different shapes that I use to decorate my cards. I use cardstock that I order from the USA or Canada. Some I buy locally in Hong Kong (Kwun Tong area). I specialize in 3D pop up box cards. People are always fascinated with such cards. I sell more pop up cards than plain ones. The 2D cards are okay if the designs are based on local HK iconic symbols. I used to make envelopes but it took so much of my time so now I just buy them locally and I also order the square ones from the UK.