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About Marisa Pawelko
Meet award winning celebrity crafter Marisa Pawelko, author of the groundbreaking how-to craft book "Crazy Cool Duct Tape Projects". Armed with a formal education in furniture design, Marisa used her talents to design products for the gift, toy, fashion, jewelry and decorative accessory markets before turning her focus to the craft industry. In 2005, sparked with an idea to create a recycled baby memento-keeper out of one of her son’s baby food jars, she founded Modern Surrealist™ which quickly developed an international following.
Products designed by Marisa have been featured by a highly diverse array of retailers ranging from exclusive high-end boutiques and galleries to dollar stores, including: Nordstrom, Macys, Marshall Fields, Target, Walmart, Walgreens, Bed Bath & Beyond, Costco, Sam’s Club, Michaels, JoAnn, Hobby Lobby, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Overstock.com and the Tokyo Ritz Carlton. Her creativity in design has been featured by PBS, HGTV, MSNBC, The Wall Street Journal, The Illinois State Museum and in countless exhibitions and publications around the world.
Professional design and promotional services include: product development, art licensing, promotional appearances, craft project design, product demonstration, display design, branding, social marketing and creative industry consultation.