Buddy-Girl Greetings was launched in November 2005, in Bremerton, WA, as a way for me (Kisha Helena Baggs) to sell my art and greeting cards on-the-side. Working out of my tiny apartment in downtown Bremerton, I built a website and came up with 20 cards as part of my first collection. By summer 2006 I had expanded my product line to include bookmarks and a calendar dedicated to landscapes and landmarks of Kitsap County.
In 2009, I was laid-off from my job as a graphic designer for a small Real Estate marketing firm and decided to include my years of experience as graphic designer to expand Buddy-Girl once more, becoming Buddy-Girl Greetings and Design Services and quietly adding graphic design and photography services, but not really advertising these services.
In 2013, my team and I officially launched Buddy-Girl Greetings and Design Services with an rebranded logo and website with a complete list of graphic design services to help service small businesses and companies alike.
Our mission is simple; we want to make, ”Buddy-Girl Greetings and Design Services Your One Stop for all your graphic design and gift needs”.
Buddy-Girl Greetings and Design Services is proud to be a woman owned small business.
About the Artist - Who Creates the Cards, Prints, Jewelry and More...
Born Kisha Helena Baggs (I use Helena as my artist name), I started drawing like most people at a young age. I enjoyed art and I love computers even though I wouldn't own one until I was 13. It wasn't until High School that I decided to pursue art as a career, graphic design, to be precise after taking computer application and visual communication.
While attending Olympic College in Bremerton, I majored in Art and Multmedia (which later became Digital Arts); I started Buddy-Man Arts a part-time freelance graphic design service, creating logos, flyers, presentations and more for people all around the world.
After accepting a job as a publisher assistant at The Arts & Crafts Press, in 2003, I learned a great deal about business and the publishing of note cards and books. I was inspired and encouraged by the owners Bruce Smith and Yoshiko Yamamoto to start her own greeting card line and thus, Buddy-Girl Greeting was born.
Using techniques I have learned from may past job experiences, schooling, my love of art and all the inspiration I get from everyday life, to create original designs.
Some of My favorite artists are: Margaret Keane, Salvador Dali, Hayao Miyazaki, Vincent Van Gogh and Yoshiko Yamamoto.