Today I'm so honored to introduce you to Kimberly Miller from Hug Longer Digital Designs. She's really the brains behind Embroidery Designer Mall and an incredibly talented designer with a keen eye for good design. Kimberly is a fascinating person and I hope that this Designer Spotlight gives you a little glimpse into her world!
Here are Kimberly's own words to share with you:
I am Kimberly Miller from Hug Longer Digital Designs. I live in Arizona with my husband of 36 years, although it is hard to say that we “officially” live anywhere as we travel at least half time. Together we have a couple of running related businesses and are both runners ourselves. I have run races that were up to 100 miles! More recently I have stuck to shorter distances and I am slower but running is still “my thing”.
I got into embroidery shortly after my granddaughter was born in 2010. My husband and I have 2 boys and finally having a girl in the family was a great reason to get an embroidery machine. I immediately knew that I wanted to design my own things and I started doing so within a year. By 2013 I had pun a few of my designs on Etsy and started slowly building my business.I love creating all kinds of designs but by far I feel as if the in the hoop designs are what sets me aside from other designers.
Although so many of us digitizers all have similar items (zipper bags, bibs….) I do my best to create unique versions and make the instructions easy to follow. I also have been doing some video tutorials to go along with several of my in the hoop designs.I have a couple favorites when it comes to my designs. I love the ITH Quilted Baby Bib and the ITH Diaper and Wipe case
. Together they make such a great shower gift and they are easy to make. Add a cute appliqué or monogram using the same fabric and I have always gotten the “wow” when new moms to be open their gift.
Going forward something that excites me is I have been learning to make sublimation files. I am hoping to have more of these available for my customers soon!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Thank you for sharing with us, Kimberly! The Embroidery Designer Mall is grateful to have you at the helm and looks forward to seeing all the wonderful things you create for us to stitch out! We are especially excited about your new sublimation designs, too! Have you seen the designs from Hug Longer? They are thoughtfully digitized and thoroughly tested by the Hug Longer Team! Want to meet our other Designers? Stay tuned to this newsletter for the next introduction we have for you!Stay up to date by following our Pinterest and Instagram pages and join the Embroidery Designer Mall Facebook group for daily creative inspiration! Until next time - happy creating! Your friends at Embroidery Designer Mall