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About Us

Franco
Steve
Michele
Michele
Dee
Diesel aka Dee(RIP)
Franco
Franco

WELCOME TO INKOPIOUS!

We are a small family owned business located in beautiful Sonoma County, Ca. All designs are hand drawn, printed, and shipped by us. We are a husband and wife duo with a passion for everything printed and have a deep love for animals. What started out as a simple drawing of our English Bulldog, Diesel, has grown into a wide variety of clothing and home goods.  

THE NAME

Inkopious®

ink·co·pi·ous

a mashup of the 2 words Ink and Copious. Ink (a liquid that contains pigments and is used to color a surface to produce an image) and Copious (plentiful). All of the items that we produce use some form of ink and we use plenty of it. We also have copious amounts of love for animals of all shapes and sizes.

THE ARTISTS

All of our drawings are created in house by our artists, Michele Toomey and Celeste Duffy.

Michele is self-taught in Illustration and Design but went to school for Photography at Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA, where she learned all the skills needed for top-notch photography along with some necessary skills using the Adobe Suite of software. Michele has always enjoyed drawing and in 2011 she started Diesel & Juice Illustrations where she offered full colored custom pet portraits. These drawings started to evolve into line drawings and what started out as a simple drawing of Dee, our belated English Bulldog, has blossomed into over 200 drawings. Michele has always had a fascination and love for stippling and you can see this in the evolution of her latest drawings.

The artistic team at Inkopious recently doubled in size with the addition of Celeste Duffy. Celeste grew up in Arizona and then spent 25 years in Asia, (mostly Tokyo and Singapore) before finding Sebastopol California, where she now resides. Art has always been a passion of hers. For Celeste, developing the ability to create a visual representation that captures a moment in time has been a truly rewarding pursuit. Her love of animals and nature is obvious when viewing her creations, and readily apparent in her menagerie of pets that includes one horse, three goats, two chickens, one fish, two rats, three dogs, and one cat.

OUR PRODUCTS

From design to production, every product on our website is printed in-house in our 7500 sq foot facility in Cotati, Ca to ensure the quality meets our strict standards. We utilize several forms of printing methods including but not limited to: screen printing, direct-to-garment printing, giclee printing, and eco-solvent printing. A large selection of our shirts are from eco tri-blend materials.

 

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