Today we’d like to introduce you to Devon Blow.
Devon, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I’ve been an artist my entire life but had never really shared my art publicly. I started leaning more heavily on my art as an outlet for my mental health. I eventually began to realize that I could create art that impacted others, whether it was making them laugh, sparking some sort of nostalgia, or even just uplifting others. From those “thoughts”, Purple Pineapple was born.
Has it been a smooth road?
My biggest struggles have been financial, which I think is the case with any small business starting out. Even through my cash flow struggles, I wouldn’t trade working for myself for anything. The positives of owning my own business have far outweighed my struggles so far.
Please tell us about Purple Pineapple Co.
Purple Pineapple was created from a heart for activism and pop culture. By using social themes and bright color-ways, I create pop-art style illustrations and purposeful product designs.
I started with selling pins and stickers, from there my line has grown to greeting cards, candles, mugs and more. Pretty much anything I can put my art on.
My primary focus is to inspire and empower vulnerable, marginalized, neglected and disenfranchised communities; and to celebrate cultural expression in all forms.”
Is our city a good place to do what you do?
Even though my company is e-commerce based, I do popups all over Los Angeles (pre Covid-19), and it’s a great place to network and meet people with unique mindsets from all different life experiences. I definitely Los Angeles is the heart and soul of Southern California. I believe its the perfect place to get your feet wet, business-wise.
- Website: www.purplepineappleco.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @MyPurplePineapple