A loan of $6,000 helped fund trade show registration and the manufacture of sample products as a means of expanding the business and increasing revenue streams.


Maggie's story

After graduating from The Pennsylvania State University with a BS in Marketing, I worked for a start-up researching how emotions affected consumer behavior and decision making. While I enjoyed that work, I was really missing having a creative outlet. In my spare time I made artwork from papers and fibers, studied photography, glass blowing, and other artistic pursuits. Eventually, the pull to do creative work full-time was so great that I returned to school, this time to study graphic design. The opportunity to solve business challenges with visual communication suits my interests and strengths very well.
I greatly enjoy the work I do with my business partners Brooke and Terry and our incredible clients. But after nearly eight years of custom design work, I am eager to stretch some different creative muscles, which is why I am pursuing a loan from the Kiva community. Further developing my skills as an illustrator and pattern designer will enable me to create a larger body of work, develop collections which can be sold and licensed, offer opportunities to expand my creative community, provide additional revenue streams for the business, and ultimately make me a better designer and business leader.


This loan is special because:

It empowers a female entrepreneur to expand her creative design company.



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About Curious & Co. Creative

Industry: Services
Years in operation: More than 5 years
Website: curiousandcompany.com

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