Meet award winning celebrity crafter Marisa Pawelko. Armed with a formal education in furniture design, Marisa used her talents to design products for the gift, toy, fashion, jewelry and decorative accessory markets before turning her focus to the craft industry. In 2005, sparked with an idea to create a recycled baby memento-keeper out of one of her son’s baby food jars, she founded Modern Surrealist™ which quickly developed an international following.
Marisa is a spokesperson for Westcott Brand (aka The World’s Favorite Scissors™) and an official crafter for The Duck Brand® Duct Tape. Her unique promotional skills and stylish design aesthetic have been used to highlight many of the world’s top brands including but not limited to: VELCRO® Brand, STYROFOAM® Brand, Hasbro, Wonka, Disney and Barbie®.
Products designed by Marisa have been featured by a highly diverse array of retailers ranging from exclusive high-end boutiques and galleries to dollar stores, including: Nordstrom, Macys, Marshall Fields, Target, Walmart, Walgreens, Bed Bath & Beyond, Costco, Sam’s Club and Family Dollar just to name a few!
Marisa’s creativity in design has been featured by PBS, HGTV, The Illinois State Museum and in countless exhibitions and publications around the world.
Professional design and promotional services include: product development, promotional appearances, craft project design, product demonstration, display design, viral marketing and creative industry consultation.
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