Employee Profile: TORI TISSELL

August 06, 2014 0 Comments

Welcome to our series of posts introducing who we are at Storiarts! We're always asking you to share with us on social media so we figure it was time to share with you.



Today meet Tori, owner of Storiarts, designer, and inventor of the our best selling product the Book Scarf!


What do you do at Storiarts?

It feels like everything! I illustrate, devise, and sew the pieces, I design and print custom orders, communicate with customers, contractors, and suppliers, I manage wholesale accounts, order materials, assist with inventory, orchestrate photo shoots and model when necessary, and I work retail events to name a few tasks.

What are your favorite books?

I don't think anything will ever surpass Harry Potter. Some others in my top 10 are Pride & Prejudice, Jane Eyre, The Last Unicorn and Peter Pan.

What is your favorite Storiarts product?

The Alice in Wonderland scarf by far. I am most proud of this piece because we took a risk in producing it.

It was the first one to use quotes instead of a contained section of a book and it was the first to include illustrations. I love how the famous lines and quotes flow together to create a summary of the story and my illustrations turned out better than I imagined them.

I am always thrilled by the reactions from buyers in regards to these drawings and a couple people even thought they were part of a previous printing of the actual book. I have always wanted to be an artist, and it's an incredible idea to grasp that thousands of people around the world are wearing my drawings!


What do you do for fun?

I read of course, I also teach yoga twice a week and take other classes when I can, I draw, hike, travel, and will do just about anything that involves a body of water. Recently I've been reading and preparing for the new addition to our family- a puppy!