The First Nike Cut Out piece

Whoops.. and what do we say about radio silence. What happened here? I wish I could tell you but a lot has happened lately. I’ve been super busy with my daily job. Yep. I work 4 days a week at Sneaker District still but I happened to work a few times on Friday as well cause we simple had way too much to do. Also a super dope new thing about this is, we moved to a bigger office space with a huge ass warehouse too. It’s actually amazing and I’m proud to be the “creabea” of this team. Also very proud of the boys in the warehouse for dealing with so much pressure during this change. And not only them, the girls from customer service are also still killing it. Team creative is actually looking for more people. I told my manager I would like to have someone extra on our team so hey, if you’re interested. Head over to the Sneaker District website. I also need an intern, this one is actually really needed. You’ll be working with me closely!

Update about my own work. I’ve been selling posters and canvases so now and then but not as much as I used to. Besides the regular illustrations I still happen to work with sneaker brands, one of these will be released March 2020 around International Women’s Day. I have seen the sample, I even tried them on even though they were way too big. This is pretty big news and I’m very excited about it. I’m also sorry I haven’t posted any #GETSHECOZY weekly after my vacation to Asia. I was just in a flow with my daily job that after work, I just wanted to chill. I like to take things a bit slower than a few years back when I would do anything, anywhere. But I’ll try in 2020 to put up a #GETSHECOZY monthly. This isn’t a promise ;).

Anyway, I actually started this post because I had to update you about some shipping issues I’ve had with the postal service in France. (Again?!?!) Yep, again. And I know I’ve said I wasnt going to ship there anymore but I decided to give it a try with DHL. Pay a bit more for shipping and it should be fine. That’s what I thought…

This is the first Nike Cut Out piece which I made after an order. We had a few difficulties with the cutting but it eventually came out great and it was ready! However the order came from France. At first I wanted to cancel it but the week before I sent a poster to France and it arrived so I decided to continue the order. My printshop takes the responsibility on shipping too so they took care of it. I kept my eye on the tracking and saw it arrive in country of destination. Yep, finally that went well. Now the rest will go smooth too..

NOT! Unfortunately yesterday I received an email that it was back in Amsterdam after “several attempts of delivery”. I didn’t believe it but once I checked the tracking it showed. I contacted the customer to see where it went wrong. Her address was correct but also explained that nothing was ever offered at her doorstep. However I will never really know what exactly went wrong here, I didn’t want to risk it and resend it again. It’s sad to say that I couldn’t make her happy anymore with the piece so I refunded her the money.

I already didn’t believe in the postal service in France but I can’t afford this kind of loss all the time so FROM NOW ON, I’m officially not sending any of my work anymore to France. You can try to place an order but I’ll cancel it, I’m sorry. Its hard for an artist to disappoint a customer with something like this, especially when it’s out of your control. But.. although I couldn’t make her happy anymore, I already sold this piece to someone in Amsterdam.

So if you’re interested in a Nike Swoosh Cut Out piece.
This Nike Swoosh cut out bigger than 70cm can not be shipped overseas. With overseas I mean outside of Europe. So if you’re for example from the US, Singapore, Canada or anywhere else and you wish to buy this piece without any difficulties – then go for a piece till 70cm. For this I would advise you to go to my bigcartel and place your order there ❤

Caroll van den Brom

Online Creative and Artist of CAREAUX. My name is Caroll Lynn and my artist name is CAREAUX. I'm a sneaker illustrator turned footwear designer. After a study of four years, I landed at Filling Pieces as their first Womens Footwear Designer. In 2016 and 2017 CAREAUX released her first collaboration with PUMA. Besides working for Filling Pieces and working with PUMA, I also worked on illustrations for Nike, Adidas, Lacoste, FILA, DIESEL. More of my previous work can be found via portfolio I illustrate everything I like myself and sell my favourites. Most of my work is made on canvas but I'm always open for discussions and requests. For collaborations, contact me via the contactform. My instagram is known for her sneakers and feminine style. The content created is focussed on fashion and art combined with traveling - #SHECOZY

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