The Near & Dear Gift Collection was launched in 2010, yet it's beginnings were developed by Brooke's own need to give unique, thoughtful gifts. As a graphic designer and licensed artist, Brooke Witt has always been inspired by the moments and memories we hold near and dear to our hearts. As she designed each new gift for someone in her own life, she quickly saw the possibility to tell other family's stories through imagery and strong iconic design. By thinking personally, yet seeing an opportunity before her, Brooke was able to develop a series of art prints that tell a personalized story unique to it's giver... and receiver. Whether it's a gorgeous wedding, a romantic engagement, an anniversary, new baby, graduation, a cross-country road trip or world travels, the Near & Dear Gift Collection by designer and illustrator, Brooke Witt, has a one-of-a-kind design that's perfect for the occasion.
The Near & Dear Gift Collection opened as an Etsy shop in July 2011. Open for only 6 months, the Etsy shop reached 1,000 sales and we became a full-time producer of personalized art prints and posters. In June of 2012, NearAndDearDesigns.etsy.com reached a milestone of 10,000 sales and in just 4 years, we're on track for our 20,000 sales soon! During that time, The Near & Dear Gift Collection was featured in national magazine US Weekly 2012 Valentine Gift guide. The collection was also featured several times in Good Housekeeping Magazine, Cleveland Magazine Best of 2012 and many popular blogs such as Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Style Me Pretty and most recently a featured product on popular Joss & Main.