In January 2002 the business was underway and I hired business neighbor Ian Cherry to design my first Website and brochure for the Fresco line. The site and mailing increased sales, generating a demand for additional help. Once again, I turned to commnity resources. I contacted the pre-apprentice carpentry program at Seattle Vocational Technical Institute and employed two students to build wood frames for the paintings.
As the business succeeded, I created new images for the line each year. The line ultimately included 87 unique images of fruit, flowers, butterflies and insects. I hand painted each fresco order.
The Savage Design Studio line was carried by the Kennedy Collection at Seattle Gift Mart and promoted nationally by Rhonda Kennedy.