Local graphic designer, Sharon Grant, will be bringing her range to Handmade again on 18 & 19 March with the mission to organise Canberra with attractive planners and calendars. We had a chat with her and here’s what she had to say.
Tell us about your business
ATP Creative Design is all about creating beautiful reusable products that help our customers to plan, organise & simplify their busy lives. Essentially we’re helping to calm the chaos!
Our goal is to make practical, innovative & timeless products and we absolutely love working with our customers to make something beautiful and that solves their organising challenges. Our colour themes and layouts reflect current home décor trends and offer options for the variety of different ways people like to plan & organise. The range includes calendars, weekly planners & meal planners and extends to children’s products including baby trackers, milestone cards and kids charts to help encourage positive behaviour and routines.
What do you love about Handmade?
I was a committed Handmade Market customer prior to starting my business. I absolutely love the variety and quality of products on offer at the markets and the opportunity to get something unique from a passionate maker makes the whole experience such a treat.
Visitors to the markets enjoy an event that is beautifully and thoughtfully run and gives back to the community through supporting local charities at each and every event. You’ll find that there’s so much to see that doing one lap of the stalls is never enough. It’s like the Disneyland of Handmade goodness!
What’s the best thing about Canberra?
Canberra is a beautiful place to live. The local food and wine industry is booming; we have a calendar of exciting events that highlight & embrace the Capital’s diversity and of course we have some exceptionally talented artists and designers. There is so much happening in and around Canberra and it’s really exciting to watch our beautiful city grow and become a favourite of those who come to visit.
Describe your studio
My studio is one of my favourite places. I walk in, get comfortable and the hours fly by while I’m lost in my design world. The space is set up so I look out the window at my lovely backyard when I’m working and all of the mess is behind me (out of sight out of mind). It varies between being a highly organised neat freak’s paradise to utter chaos and disorganisation during busy periods. I make sure I have everything I need at my fingertips, from my prints, frames and framing tools through to my packaging station that I’ve set up recently. There’s a certain satisfaction gained from knowing that I’m all set up and ready for whatever the day throws at me.