Nature is the inspiration behind Canyon Creative Co.’s modern designs and printable art. Savla and Katie bring back beautiful moments from their journeys and turn them into treasures for us to keep. Their attention to detail lends the perfect personal touch on their custom stationery and invitations.
Tell us about your business name.
Our name, Canyon Creative Co. comes from our vision to create designs inspired by nature. When brainstorming names, we thought of Savla’s son, Canyon. We incorporated his name to add a personal touch. He is now our little mascot.
What is your creative or educational background and history behind how you created your business?
We have been working together at a photography and design company in Modesto for six years. We have always teamed up for little side projects, and decided to start an official business with our designs.
How does your city/state influence your craft or how you do your work?
Though we live in different cities (Modesto & Arroyo Grande), we both love to go on day trips and outdoor adventures near our communities. These trips are where we draw inspiration for our designs. We love exploring the mountains of Yosemite and the Central Coast of California.
"These trips are where we draw inspiration for our designs. We love exploring the mountains of Yosemite and the Central Coast of California."
Can you take us through your process from inspiration to final product?
One of our favorite items to create are custom stationery for events such as weddings and baby showers. We love to work with our customers on a personal level, incorporating their event’s theme, colors and style and creating custom save the dates, invitation suites, thank you cards and even party games. These items set the tone for these special occasions, and it is so rewarding to take their ideas and create something they love.
"These items set the tone for these special occasions, and it is so rewarding to take their ideas and create something they love."
What is a standout or special moment in your creative work so far?
We were looking for new ways to offer our finished designs, so we started experimenting with wood transfer techniques. The wood transfers were just the right way for us to bring our digital designs to life.
What dreams are on the horizon for the future of your brand?
We had the opportunity to participate as a vendor at a winery event this year. It was a great opportunity to make connections with other creators and share our products with a new audience. We also really enjoy going to Mod Shop each year, this will be our second year participating and can’t wait to show off our new designs!
For now we are keeping our business pretty small, doing only 1 or 2 events a year, we are hoping to be able to build up the custom design aspect of our business and sell our digital designs on our website.
Are you bringing anything new or special to Mod Shop this year that you are particularly excited about?
We are excited to introduce our new signs, which are transferred onto both wood and canvas. We’ve taken some of our favorite photos from our travels and added our own creative touch with overlayed text and inspirational quotes.