Today we’d like to introduce you to Jacob Quetant.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
Nature Boy Grooming started as a need to solve my own problem for my untamed beard back in 2014. At its origin, it sprouted from an unsuccessful effort to find a product that would help me better groom my beard. After visiting local beauty supply stores and having no luck, my creative side activated and I proceeded to create my own oil.
Through extensive research and trials, I crafted an oil that I liked for my facial hair. From there, I realized that this could be of benefit to other men like myself, and 18 months later, Nature Boy Grooming Products was born, and other products were created thereafter.
Please tell us about your art.
Behind the brand, I am responsible for the hand-crafting of our signature Beard Oil, as well as our Beard Balm, Beard Conditioner, and the boxed packaging design for each product. I also sand, stain and finish the wood on the handles of our Beard Brushes, and craft our beloved collaborative Wooden Beard Comb completely from scratch (cutting, sanding finishing and so on).
When I launched this brand, I wanted to combine all of the love and inspiration I get from nature, with a product that would genuinely help solve a problem for other men like myself.
With that in mind, I made a promise to myself to not only supply a quality product, but to use the resources I had to create something with just as much professional presentation as something you’d buy from a larger company.
I wanted people to know, and FEEL the level of love and detail put into each package, and have a refreshing experience from a small business, from the moment they open their box, on through the use of their product.
What do you think is the biggest challenge facing artists today?
I believe one of the biggest challenges many of us artists face today is understanding the difference between our own emotional connection to our work, and how complete strangers might receive it. Sometimes, as artists, we unfairly place expectations on the public, expecting them to receive what we’ve created with just as much enthusiasm as we have for our own art. When in fact, that is meant to be a genuine process through genuine resonance.
I think it is important that us artists understand that once we decide to take our personal creations to a level beyond ourselves, that then, it is not only about the art, but also how it is introduced to new eyes. Whether it be a well-built website, and well-curated public event, or through collaboration with another entity that has earned the trust of the people.
As long as we continue to remain true to why WE create, why we started, and understand that we cannot please everyone, then in its due time, we will attract who organically is on a frequency matching our own.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
Facebook: search “NatureBoyGroomingProducts
- Website: https://NatureBoyProducts.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://Instagram.com/NatureboyIG
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NatureboyGroomingProducts/