About Hijinx Mixed Media
Queering arts & crafts by elevating one-of-a-kind handmade art using a mix of traditional and contemporary techniques with natural fibers, upcycled materials, bits and bobs, and whatever else I can get my hands on!
Meet The Maker:
Hello! My name is Juliet. My pronouns are she/they but you can always refer to me as, "that bitch."
I have an unrelenting appetite for making. Growing up, I was fortunate enough to have the support of my mildly artistic parents. They encouraged me to go to university to get a degree. After 4 years of college at the University of Whitewater, I obtained my Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree with an emphasis in graphic design. In college I learned about the relevance of art history, how to think critically about art, and how to use new materials from all the studio courses required for the degree. While I was officially a 'graphic designer,' my brain was poisoned by other art forms like sculpture, painting, and printmaking. Today, I still happily utilize my graphic design skills for product packaging, market signage, and the web design of my website!
I founded Hijinx Mixed Media as a way to spread joy and laughter through art. Sometimes my art is humorous just for a laugh, but sometimes it's humorous as a way to take the edge off harder-to-talk-about subjects such as depression, racism, and body positivity. Navigating through the world as a mixed race queer person, I hope to encourage community, solidarity, and resistance through accessible imagery and loud messages.
Thank you for reading a little bit about me. I hope you can see yourself in my artwork and I hope it brings a smile to your face!
Juliet from Hijinx Mixed Media
Commitment to Sustainability
It is hard AF navigating a consumerist world as a small business trying to do better than mega-corporations. I try my best to minimize waste in my art-making practices and try to use eco-friendly and/or ethically sourced materials. Here are a few things I do to treat our planet kindly (with resources so you can, too!):
- Use plant-based compostable plastic sleeves (ClearBags) for prints on paper
- Use recycled & recyclable shipping mailers (EcoEnclose)
- Use recyclable glassine bags for extra protection while shipping (EcoEnclose)
- Upcycle materials such as thrifted or hand-me-down yarn for fiber art
- Use 100% cotton t-shirt blanks (Bella+Canvas)
- Minimize plastic in my art and packaging
- Print on recyclable matte photo paper
- Outsource stickers so they can be compostable and waterproof (StickerIt)
- Use natural materials whenever possible like cotton, burlap/twine, cardboard, paper, wood, etc.
- Support other small businesses with similar dedications!
- Remember, simply supporting any small business and shopping local is inherently more environmentally friendly, and it stimulates local economy!