Yesterday I received an email from artist Jodi Broglio and it just made my day!  We met when she exhibited at SURTEX in 2011 and she is both talented and delightful.  She entered the Martha Stewart “American Made” contest and is now one of finalists.  HOW EXCITING!

Show your support for a fellow art licensing artist, click here and cast a vote for Jodi!

In fact, you can vote up to once a day if you are so inclined.  🙂  Even one vote from all the readers of this blog could really help her chances in winning the $10,000 prize and the visibility that will come along with it.  Here are more details about Jodi and the contest:

about the contest

Martha and the editors of Martha Stewart Living magazine are searching for the rising stars in a new generation of small-business owners. Ten American Makers will be selected. Their work will share the quality, beauty, inspiration, possibility, and creativity embodied by Martha.

One American Maker will be selected by our audience for the Audience Choice Award. The winner will be honored at the American Made event in New York City, will appear in Martha Stewart Living magazine, and will receive $10,000 to further his or her business.

about Jodi

Jodi Broglio has applied her colorful spin & fresh patterns to a variety of design projects including style guides, packaging programs, & brand development. Creative directors from top industry leaders such as Warner Bros, Mattel & Disney have tapped her talent.

Before launching jolio design a boutique studio specializing in graphic design, packaging, branding & a fabulous Etsy shop, Jodi was a packaging designer at Mattel for the world’s most famous fashion icon, Barbie. How cool is that! Jodi’s thrilled to be licensing her designs on her favorite products including paper goods, home decor & tabletop. Her signature style of colorful graphics, vibrant patterns & bold colors is evident throughout her work. Recently jolio design exhibited at Surtex in NYC, started gifting A-list celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, Mila Kunis and Ryan Gosling and also donates her design to companies that support and empower women in need.

Jodi’s vision is to be a lifestyle brand with her signature style of lively graphics & vibrant colors on everyday products like pillows, fabric, home décor, rugs, kitchen, bedding, tabletop, totes & accessories.Jodi has a Bachelor of Fine Arts & loves that she gets to design & play with color & patterns everyday. She finds inspiration from her three young sons that make each day exciting & feels grateful to show her boys how to follow their passion & to always follow your dreams.

about celebrity gifting

I found this to be fascinating so I asked Jodi more about it.  Here is what she told me…

This year Jodi was chosen to be a member of The Artisan Group — an elite collective of artists who gift their handcrafted products to celebrities at Hollywood’s top gift lounges. Jodi just recently designed a beautiful stationery collection in honor of Earth Day for 25 of Hollywood’s most high profile, environmentally conscious celebrities such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Drew Barrymore, Courtney Cox, Cameron Diaz, and more. Jodi’s next big event will be the MTV Movie Awards celebrity gift lounge where attending celebrities will receive the “Gypsy” stationery collection which includes a mix of coordinating paper products. And if that’s not cool enough Jodi is beyond thrilled to have been selected to send an exclusive design collection to her favorite actor and celeb crush Ryan Gosling!

Let’s show our support of a fellow artist and see how this contest can help her build her dream business!  VOTE HERE, VOTE NOW, VOTE DAILY! (you can vote thru September 24, 2012)

Here’s to helping others with their creative success!

– Tara Reed