09 Aug One to Watch: KicksBySammy’s Samantha Handler
Samantha Handler is only 22 years old, and she is already the boss of her own company! After recently graduating from the University of Maryland, she decided to use her love for modern art as well as her passion for design, to build a custom design company in NYC. Within a short period of time she gained notoriety, and reached local and national success.
But how did it all begin? About five years ago, Samantha hand-painted a pair of University of Maryland sneakers for a friend, and then she was quickly inundated with requests to make more! With all of the hype surrounding her design, she quickly knew she was onto something.
Since then, KicksBySammy has evolved into a full-service custom design firm offering a variety of services: visual installations (storefronts, murals), event/party artwork, custom painted/printed products, custom promotional/ client gifting products, corporate freelance design work, and college & camp products. With each new venture, Samantha has the opportunity to share her creativity and unique style, and further grow her brand.
As a new mom, I caught onto the genius that is Samantha Handler, when someone sent me a picture of a custom name blanket they had received as a gift. Within minutes I was contacting Sammy to get one for my daughter because I had never seen anything like it! After messaging her on instagram, I came to find out that she also made custom shoes, not only for my daughter, but for me as well! To say I became obsessed with her artwork is the understatement of the year.
In my opinion, the greatest part about this company is that Sammy individualizes each piece based off of what you tell her are your favorite things. I loved knowing that the blanket I was getting for Charlie, and the sneakers that I was getting for myself, would be one of a kind! There is something just so special about her products.
All in all, KicksBySammy is taking the world by storm, and you better get one of her pieces while you still can!
Here is some info on her items:
– Fuzzy blanket
– Machine washable
– Turn around time depends on the time of year
– Price: $150 +$10 sh
-Price ranges depending on the artwork wanted
-You supply the shoe.. converse, adidas, vans, pumas, Ugg’s you name it!
-Give her a list of anything you want included!!
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Mention you found her from Mama In Manolos, and send me pics!