Steph's Stickers - A Passion Project
Adults with disabilities are often left feeling unaccepted by their peers, unaccepted for things out of their control. While there are certain disabilities that you can hide, others are inescapably obvious. As a society, we gravitate towards hiding those that are different. We put them in the back. We don’t give them the spotlight. This project is about giving Steph the spotlight, about celebrating her abilities, and about raising awareness for adults with disabilities and the challenges they face. It is a reminder of the power of kindness and acceptance.
Steph Perry is a generous and honest advocate for herself and others who face similar challenges. She is 34 years old and has had 14 surgeries relating to her disabilities. She has autism and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome as well as mental illness and developmental disabilities. Despite her many challenges, she always has a positive outlook and most enjoys making others laugh.  Barbie Perry, mother of Steph, is an advocate for adults with disabilities and active supporter of the Peoria Arts Community. She is an artist herself and explores many mixed media and print techniques.
THE BACKSTORY. Steph and Barbie Perry took a lettering workshop at The Nest in Winter 2017. Steph left the workshop feeling inspired to apply her lettering to signs, cards, and other works of art. Fast forward a little over a year and her love for lettering her own designs didn’t fade. Barbie and Chelsie decided over coffee that it would be fun to help Steph turn one of her original designs into a sticker that she could share with her friends, coworkers, and doctors. With an upcoming partial knee replacement, it would allow her to focus her attention on something fun and celebrate her artistic talent.
Steph created her first design with her favorite colored markers. Barbie photographed it and sent it to Chelsie to prep it as a print-ready vector file. This process consisted of Chelsie tracing the design on an iPad Pro, vectorizing and coloring it on Adobe Illustrator, and adding a special “Steph Perry” credit to the bottom. The stickers went into production like any other project and landed in Steph and Barbie’s hands soon after.
THE STICKERS. Steph has created three stickers so far. They reflect her positive attitude about life and her energy and light that she brings into others’ lives.
Learn more about Steph's Stickers on Lettering Works' Website or follow Steph's Stickers on Instagram!
Steph's Stickers - A Passion Project
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Steph's Stickers - A Passion Project

Steph's Stickers is a collaboration between lettering artist Chelsie Tamms and Steph Perry, an adult with autism and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome among Read More
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