About the Artist
Who Creates the Cards, Prints, Jewelry and More...
Born Kisha Helena Baggs (I use Helena as my artist name), I enjoy art and I love computers even though I didn’t own one until I was 13. In High School I decided to pursue art as a career, graphic design, to be precise after taking computer application and visual communication.
While attending Olympic College in Bremerton, I majored in Art and Multimedia (which later became Digital Arts); I started Buddy-Man Arts a part-time freelance graphic design service, creating logos, flyers, presentations and more for people all around the world.
In 2003 I accepted a job as a publisher assistant at The Arts & Crafts Press. I learned a great deal about business and the publishing of note cards and books. I was inspired and encouraged by the owners Bruce Smith and Yoshiko Yamamoto to start her own greeting card line and thus, Buddy-Girl Greeting was born.
Using techniques I have learned from may past job experiences, schooling, and all the inspiration I get from everyday life, to create original designs.
More About Buddy-Girl Greetings...
Buddy-Girl Greetings was launched in November 2005, in Bremerton, WA, as a way for me (Kisha Helena Baggs) to sell my art and greeting cards on-the-side. Working out of my tiny apartment in downtown Bremerton, I built a website and came up with 20 cards as part of my first collection. By summer 2006 I had expanded my product line to include bookmarks and a calendar dedicated to landscapes and landmarks of Kitsap County.