I started Jackson Sage in 2007. I was a full time elementary school art teacher. It started as a dream, just something I thought would be fun to do. Something I thought would be great if someday I could do this full time. Many hours, tears, blisters and an economic meltdown later, the company is still here.
I never imagined how much I would work, how hard I would work, or even how much I would want to work. It is not uncommon for me to work 10+ hour days 7 days a week… after all the company is just me. Well, ok I do have a C.E.O. (Canine Executive Officer), Princess Buttercup, but trust me the only thing she is really good at doing is shredding paper and being cute.
I never imaged how much I would learn, how many roles I would play and more importantly how much I would completely and utter love what I make and do.
Every dime I made the first three years, I reinvested back into the company. I was able to purchase a better computer, better design programs and better supplies in general. Because of this, the products were, and are, in constant transformation of improvement.
Below is a look back at where Jackson Sage started. The first picture is of the VERY first product I made and its photo. Followed by 4 more generations of products and photos. Currently we are in transition between generation 6 and 7.