Buckles in a Snap is a forward thinking company when it comes to the coming trends in fashion and seasonal colors. We have sought out top designers to showcase and spotlight on our buckles such as Boatman Geller, leaders and innovators in print, Julia Browning Bova, celebrated designer, American artist Francesca Joy, and EA Designs by graphic artist Erin Abrams. Our mission is to offer a new canvas for artist to showcase their work.
Boatman Geller By reinventing the world of stationery using the leading trends in fashion and home décor, Boatman Geller has taken on fine stationery and now gifts. The products’ clean lines, colorful patterns, and delightful icons create snapshots of the good life and the desire to live one’s style.
After a successful career in design at Elizabeth Arden in New York City, Jane made the move to Seattle to be with the love of her life, and now husband, President and business partner, Greg Geller. In 2002, while living in Seattle, Boatman Geller was born out of Jane’s own creative drive and desire to fulfill a niche in the marketplace.
Today, Boatman Geller is enjoyed by nearly 1,000 accounts across the nation. With its ever-changing, original designs at the forefront of the industry, Boatman Geller keeps its devoted customers coming back again
Julie Browning Bova, founder of Julie Bova Interior Design in Indianapolis, Indiana, has twenty-plus years as a respected interior design professional.
Her early career experience, attained with her father’s prestigious architectural firm Browning Day Mullins and Dierdorf, today benefits her commercial and residential clients from Michigan to Florida. With many exclusive and high end vendor relationships, she and her team offer quality design expertise to a range of projects including luxury homes and metropolitan landmarks.
Her brand reaches from stationery and fine gifts to elegant home furnishings. Her rich colors and elegant patterns have made a new market available for her to conquer, her accessories line. Julie matches her patterns with the coming fashion colors so her buckles are a perfect match to the trending outfilts we see on the runways.
Elise Francesca is an American artist and designer from Providence, Rhode Island. In 2010, she started painting fashionable abstract canvases and made her debut exhibit in Chelsea, NY. This sent her art to intrigued audiences in places like London, Miami, and Barcelona. It wasn't enough to just cover walls. Francescas' work was meant for the fashion world. She wanted something ordinary that could be taken into the extraordinary, and that was when the hand-pained tote bag launched.
The unique characteristic of Francescas' style launched a sustainable textile collection, that included Floridan Stephen Bonanno resort sandals, menswear, dresses and now buckles.
Francesca spends her time on both the East and West Coast (Seattle and L.A.) with a studio in Connecticut.
Erin Abrams is a graphic designer and owner of Buckles in a Snap. She graduated from one of the first web/graphic design programs available in the country and specializing in classes in art and art history. Erin appreciates finding art all around her and believes that it is what inspires us whether we see it or not. Osmosis Infusion!
Erin began a successful graphic and web designing career in the late 90's by creating artistic websites in the height of the web revolution. Erin signed on with a fast growing Web Development & Management company that specialized in websites that captured its audience with superb database integration (which was very progressive for its time). Erin entered the WWW scene as a web designer but quickly leaped into Project Management overseeing and managing some of Forbes Top 500 companies on both the East and West coast.
Now Erin brings her wisdom of art, decades of social media and her unique creative expression to her line for Buckles in a Snap.
As long as Kara K. Bigda can remember she's always loved to draw and make art. After graduating from high school, she attended Amherst College, graduating in 1991, majoring in Fine Art. Taking a bit of a circuitous route, she began a 10 year commitment to teaching art in the Quabbin Regional School District, resigning in 2008 in order to paint full time.
While Kara's style and skills are ever-evolving, her interest in finding the beauty in everyday objects and places, as well as a drive to improve stays constant. In the midst of this journey she hopes that her paintings will bring people the same joy that she has had in creating them.