I really enjoyed the collaborative and transparent process to build the custom storybox. Jessica asks warm and engaging questions that reflect how special she wants to make your storybox. She also lays out a clear process for the storybox with milestones so it's completely transparent where she is with the progress.
Jessica also gives examples of revisions so you know what's reasonable to ask (yet she is so nice and open about it that you won't feel bad about asking first!).
Regarding the storybox content, I had a specific scene I wanted to recreate, and Jessica provided different sketches that we refined together. She gave a warning that facial expressions can be hard to capture because of the small scale. So one revision we ended up dropping the facial expressions, and Jessica mocked up exaggerated but clear body language that I think the silhouettes are a perfect medium for. Jessica maintained the best balance of honoring my memory of the scene and adding her own artistic / cuddly / blobby interpretations. Which is what I want because I love the art style of cuddlypotatoes!
I gave the storybox to my husband on our anniversary. When he opened the note, saw it was from cuddlypotatoes, and looked at the storybox, his first question was, "where's the potato corn?" Then he realized what the scene was and loved it -- our only dilemma was where to put it so we could appreciate it the most. In person, I was pleasantly surprised to see all the layers pop out that pictures couldn't capture.
The attention to detail, dedicated time, and collaborative process makes the storybox commission price completely worth it. Thank you for sharing something you created for yourself with others to also enjoy!
As soon as I saw the story box on Instagram, I knew I needed it. I had a rough vision in my head of what I wanted to make for my wife and brain dumped everything to Jessica. She took all that and created something better than I could have imagined. She was awesome to work with every step of the way and I'm so happy with the final product!
I contacted Jessica for a custom storybox for my wife and through the whole process, Jessica was great with keeping me updated. She did a great job with simplifying the process and making it feel really personable. It can definitely feel daunting picking what should go in which layer but she really did a good job making it easy. Overall it was a great experience and my wife really loves the storybox!
My wife and I purchased one of Jessica's commission slots for a custom storybox and were so satisfied with every step of the commission. From the first email Jessica sent us, she laid out a clear and simple process so we always knew where in the process we were at. She asked a ton of questions so she could more easily understand who we were and where we wanted to go with the commission, and did a great job at filtering out and distilling our mess of ideas/concepts into a singular storybox concept that touched on everything we wanted.
During each step, Jessica was always on-top of communication with us, quickly responding to emails and keeping us updated on her progress through revisions. When I had specific questions about details here and there, she always understood what I was going for, and was able to quickly figure out how to edit and tweak the drafts until it was perfect.
The final product pops in real life; there's a real depth to the box that you can't quite see if you're just looking at pictures. Working with Jessica is highly recommended.
Jessica's attention to detail and creative ideas will surely result in a wonderful story box that you're happy with. She is so easy to work with and does a great job updating me on her progress and what to expect. Communication is clear and her work is meticulous. Thank you for capturing the essence of my story and for listening to all my ideas and requests! Everyone I show the story box to is so impressed and delighted to see it. It came carefully packaged with a sweet note. I would absolutely love to work with her again in the future for other commission work!