Business Profile: Crafty Chick

Name: Aine O’Reilly
Business: Crafty Chick
T: 07821587218


Business Profile: Crafty Chick


Can you describe your business?

Crafty Chick is a design based business offering a range of personalised designs to suit every occasion. I specialise in framed prints, bespoke wedding stationary, fingerprint trees and unique wedding dé- cor.

Why did you start your own business?

I am a qualified graphic designer who loves everything pretty and yes I LOVE WEDDINGS! I have also created pieces for family and friends as gifts and saw a gap in the market for personalised designs.

What are the best things about running your own business?

The best thing is that I get to meet new people and work closely with them to create something unique for their special occasion. I love coming up with unique ideas and seeing the impact the finished piece has on my clients.

What are the main challenges facing the business?

The main challenges for me are managing work load and increasing advancements in software/techniques. This challenge is like having an almost constant learning curve in my field of work, in order to keep bringing my brand to a high standard, yet remaining both creative and competitive.

What advice would you give to someone starting a business?

When starting your own business it’s important to offer something unique to make yourself stand out from the rest. Research your market and find your style. Definitely doing something you love. There will be times when you question if you’re doing the right thing but when it works out, the rewards are really worthwhile.

Can you describe your experience of running a business in three words or less?

Challenging, satisfying, exciting