Hi! I'm Cindy, an artist + maker + designer living in Los Angeles, California.
And this is the beginning of my story…

I was born in Taipei, Taiwan, and spent most of my childhood there. When I was in the 6th grade, my family moved to the United States. After living in Maryland for 4 years, we moved back to Taiwan again. Throughout my childhood I've lived in many different cities and places; but one thing never changed, and that's my love for art and making things–coloring, painting, folding origamis, sculpting clays, sewing clothes for my dolls. These activities often kept me awake past bedtime.

After graduating from the University of Texas as a Design major, I worked as a graphic illustrator + freelance graphic artist. After that, I move to Los Angeles, California and started working at the Los Angeles Times.

Then... I wondered what most people wondered: what is life about?

It is doing things that make you happy, I decided!

So I quit my job and decided to follow my love for art and making things with my hands. Thus, CindyMakes was born, a creative journey in handcrafting playful and imaginative plush creations for those with unique and fun personalities. CindyMakes hopes to bring a happy and inspiring message to everyone.

Recently, I've also discovered my love for snowboarding and skateboarding. If I'm not busy making stuff, I’m probably either snowboarding in our local mountains or skateboarding inside a halfpipe.

If you have any questions or just want to say hi, feel free to email me at cindy@cindymakes.com
You can also follow my creative journey through my Instagram @cindymakes or check out my current listings at my Etsy.

Thanks for stoping by! :)

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