WELCOME TO INKOPIOUS!
We are a small family owned business located in beautiful Sonoma County, Ca. All designs are hand drawn, printed, and shipped by us. We are a husband and wife duo with a passion for everything printed and have a deep love for animals. What started out as a simple drawing of our English Bulldog, Diesel, has grown into a wide variety of clothing and home goods.
ink·co·pi·ous - Listen Here
a mashup of the 2 words Ink and Copious. Ink (a liquid that contains pigments and is used to color a surface to produce an image) and Copious (plentiful). Most of the items that we produce use some form of ink and we use plenty of it. We also have copious amounts of love for animals of all shapes and sizes and our family, including our team members.
All of our drawings are created in house by our artist and owner, Michele Toomey.
Michele is self-taught in Illustration and Design but went to school for Photography at Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA, where she learned all the skills needed for top-notch photography along with some necessary skills using the Adobe Suite software. Michele has always enjoyed drawing and in 2011 she started Diesel & Juice Illustrations where she offered full colored custom pet portraits. These drawings started to evolve into line drawings and what started out as a simple drawing of Dee, our belated English Bulldog, has blossomed into over 1000 drawings. Michele has always had a fascination and love for stippling and you can see this in the evolution of her latest drawings.
From design to production, every product on our website is printed in-house in our 7500 sq foot facility in Cotati, Ca to ensure the quality meets our strict standards. We utilize several forms of printing methods including but not limited to: screen printing, direct-to-garment printing, giclee printing, and eco-solvent printing. A large selection of our shirts are from eco tri-blend materials.