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Sep 21, 2015

by Chicks n Hens

Hello! My name is Alizabeth, and I’m the illustrator, designer, and owner of Chicks n Hens. I create custom illustrations and wedding invitations from my home studio in Indianapolis, Indiana.

My grandmother is a self-taught artist, and a huge inspiration to me; my shop is even named for the chicks and hens (a kind of succulent plant) that she grew in her garden. Her passion for painting inspired me to pursue my dreams of working in a creative industry.

I studied interior design at Purdue University, and after graduation I worked at an interior design firm. I was working at the firm when I decided to teach myself illustration; I bought books, experimented with different software and mediums, and worked for months perfecting my methods. Having complete ownership of my designs gave me a great sense of pride — it was so different from working with other designers to complete projects. About six months after I started working on my illustrations, I took the plunge and quit my job so I could focus on my small business 100% of the time.

Before I start a custom illustration, I ask my client a lot of questions. Once I have a grasp of their vision, I move to my sketchbook and do a rough drawing. From there, I create a design digitally, working from my sketches and the client’s descriptions and photographs. After the design has been approved, I print, cut, assemble and ship the finished product. My work is still evolving and improving, but doing all the work in my studio allows me to have complete control over the color and quality of each print I make.

Chicks n Hens would not exist without Etsy: Etsy connects me with people and opportunities all over the world. I’ve worked on a lot of interesting, diverse projects – from designing for a barn wedding here in Indiana to creating work for a wedding in Udaipur, India. My hopes for the future are to focus more of my time on the creative side of my business, expand my product lines, and eventually to illustrate children’s books.

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All photographs by Love Lindsey Photography and Chicks n Hens.

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Custom Wedding Couple, Couple Portraits, Custom Invitations, Custom Wedding Illustration, Design Fee
Custom Wedding Couple, Couple Portraits, Custom Invitations, Custom Wedding Illustration, Design Fee
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$350.00 USD
Wedding Program, Custom Programs, Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Couple Portrait, Custom Illustrated, Design Fee
Wedding Program, Custom Programs, Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Couple Portrait, Custom Illustrated, Design Fee
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$50.00 USD
Custom Illustrated Wedding Invitation, Design Fee
Custom Illustrated Wedding Invitation, Design Fee
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$200.00 USD
Folded Wedding Invitation, Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Wedding Invitations, Custom Couple Portrait, Custom Illustrated, Design Fee
Folded Wedding Invitation, Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Wedding Invitations, Custom Couple Portrait, Custom Illustrated, Design Fee
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$350.00 USD
Wedding Menu, Custom Menu, Wedding Menu Card, Custom Wedding Menu, Reception Menu Card, Custom Illustrated, Design Fee
Wedding Menu, Custom Menu, Wedding Menu Card, Custom Wedding Menu, Reception Menu Card, Custom Illustrated, Design Fee
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$50.00 USD
Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Wedding Invitation, Custom Couple Portrait, Custom Illustrated Wedding Invitation, Save the Date, Design Fee
Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Wedding Invitation, Custom Couple Portrait, Custom Illustrated Wedding Invitation, Save the Date, Design Fee
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$200.00 USD
Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Wedding Invitations, Custom Couple Portrait, Custom Illustrated Wedding Invitation, Art Print, Unframed
Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Wedding Invitations, Custom Couple Portrait, Custom Illustrated Wedding Invitation, Art Print, Unframed
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$20.00 USD
Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Wedding Invitations, Custom Couple Portrait, Custom Illustrated Wedding Invitation, Design Fee
Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Wedding Invitations, Custom Couple Portrait, Custom Illustrated Wedding Invitation, Design Fee
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$280.00 USD
Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Wedding Invitations, Custom Couple Portrait, Custom Illustrated Wedding Invitation, Design Fee
Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Wedding Invitations, Custom Couple Portrait, Custom Illustrated Wedding Invitation, Design Fee
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$350.00 USD
Custom Wedding Save the Date, Wedding Portraits, Custom Illustrated Save the Date, Design Fee
Custom Wedding Save the Date, Wedding Portraits, Custom Illustrated Save the Date, Design Fee
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$180.00 USD
Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Wedding Invitations, Custom Couple Portrait, Custom Illustrated Wedding Invitation, Design Fee
Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Wedding Invitations, Custom Couple Portrait, Custom Illustrated Wedding Invitation, Design Fee
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$250.00 USD
Custom Wedding Invitation, Wedding Portraits, Custom Illustrated Invitation, Design Fee
Custom Wedding Invitation, Wedding Portraits, Custom Illustrated Invitation, Design Fee
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$180.00 USD
Custom Wedding Save the Date, Wedding Portraits, Custom Illustrated Save the Date, Design Fee
Custom Wedding Save the Date, Wedding Portraits, Custom Illustrated Save the Date, Design Fee
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$180.00 USD
Custom Wedding Couple, Couple Portraits, Custom Invitations, Custom Wedding Illustration, Design Fee
Custom Wedding Couple, Couple Portraits, Custom Invitations, Custom Wedding Illustration, Design Fee
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$350.00 USD
Samples, Custom Illustrated Wedding Invitations, Wedding Portraits, Wedding Couple
Samples, Custom Illustrated Wedding Invitations, Wedding Portraits, Wedding Couple
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$1.00 USD
Custom Listing for Mandy H.
Custom Listing for Mandy H.
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$712.35 USD
Custom Wedding Sign, Wood Wedding Sign, Distressed Wood Sign, Wedding Sign, Wedding Signage, Custom Wedding Sign, Wedding Sign, Option 1
Custom Wedding Sign, Wood Wedding Sign, Distressed Wood Sign, Wedding Sign, Wedding Signage, Custom Wedding Sign, Wedding Sign, Option 1
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$80.00 USD
Custom Wedding Sign, Wood Wedding Sign, Distressed Wood Sign, Wedding Sign, Wedding Signage, Custom Wedding Sign, Wedding Sign, Option 2
Custom Wedding Sign, Wood Wedding Sign, Distressed Wood Sign, Wedding Sign, Wedding Signage, Custom Wedding Sign, Wedding Sign, Option 2
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$100.00 USD
Zoo Wedding, Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Wedding Invitations, Custom Couple Portrait, Custom Illustrated Wedding Invitation, Design Fee
Zoo Wedding, Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Wedding Invitations, Custom Couple Portrait, Custom Illustrated Wedding Invitation, Design Fee
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$200.00 USD
Custom Wedding Couple, Couple Portraits, Custom Invitations, Custom Wedding Illustration, Design Fee
Custom Wedding Couple, Couple Portraits, Custom Invitations, Custom Wedding Illustration, Design Fee
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$350.00 USD
Custom Wedding Couple, Couple Portraits, Custom Invitations, Custom Wedding Illustration, Design Fee
Custom Wedding Couple, Couple Portraits, Custom Invitations, Custom Wedding Illustration, Design Fee
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$350.00 USD
Most Popular Cards, Discounted Wedding Invitation Bundle, Save the Date, Invite, RSVP, Map / Reception Card, Thank You Note, Design Fee
Most Popular Cards, Discounted Wedding Invitation Bundle, Save the Date, Invite, RSVP, Map / Reception Card, Thank You Note, Design Fee
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$493.00 USD
Custom Wedding Invitation, Custom Wedding Illustration, Wedding Illustration, Wedding Drawing, Wedding Art, Custom Invitation, Design Fee
Custom Wedding Invitation, Custom Wedding Illustration, Wedding Illustration, Wedding Drawing, Wedding Art, Custom Invitation, Design Fee
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$120.00 USD
Addressed Envelopes, Wedding Envelopes, Printed Envelopes, Main Envelope
Addressed Envelopes, Wedding Envelopes, Printed Envelopes, Main Envelope
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$0.35 USD
Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Wedding Invitations, Custom Couple Portrait, Custom Illustrated  Invitation, Design Fee
Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Wedding Invitations, Custom Couple Portrait, Custom Illustrated Invitation, Design Fee
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$200.00 USD
Destination Wedding, Discounted Wedding Bundle, Couple Portraits, Destination Wedding Invitations, Wedding Map, Custom Map, Design Fee
Destination Wedding, Discounted Wedding Bundle, Couple Portraits, Destination Wedding Invitations, Wedding Map, Custom Map, Design Fee
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$620.00 USD
Rush Order Fee, Custom Save the Date, Custom Wedding Invitations
Rush Order Fee, Custom Save the Date, Custom Wedding Invitations
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$450.00 USD
Wedding Tumbler, Wedding Cup, Custom Tumbler, Glitter Tumbler, Custom Couple Portrait, Couple Portrait, Wedding Portraits, Tumbler
Wedding Tumbler, Wedding Cup, Custom Tumbler, Glitter Tumbler, Custom Couple Portrait, Couple Portrait, Wedding Portraits, Tumbler
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$75.00 USD
Wedding Envelope, Wedding Envelopes, Flower Envelope, Custom Wedding Envelope, Addressed Envelope
Wedding Envelope, Wedding Envelopes, Flower Envelope, Custom Wedding Envelope, Addressed Envelope
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$3.50 USD
Puerto Vallarta Wedding, Discounted Wedding Bundle, Mexico Wedding, Mexico Wedding Invitations, Custom Wedding Invitation, Design Fee
Puerto Vallarta Wedding, Discounted Wedding Bundle, Mexico Wedding, Mexico Wedding Invitations, Custom Wedding Invitation, Design Fee
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$304.00 USD
Wedding Tumbler, Wedding Cup, Custom Tumbler, Glitter Tumbler, Custom Couple Portrait, Couple Portrait, Wedding Portraits, Tumbler
Wedding Tumbler, Wedding Cup, Custom Tumbler, Glitter Tumbler, Custom Couple Portrait, Couple Portrait, Wedding Portraits, Tumbler
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$75.00 USD
Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Wedding Invitations, Custom Couple Portrait, Custom Illustrated Wedding Invitation, Design Fee
Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Wedding Invitations, Custom Couple Portrait, Custom Illustrated Wedding Invitation, Design Fee
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$350.00 USD
Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Wedding Programs, Custom Couple Portrait, Custom Illustrated Wedding Programs, Design Fee
Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Wedding Programs, Custom Couple Portrait, Custom Illustrated Wedding Programs, Design Fee
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$50.00 USD
Wedding Envelope, Wedding Envelopes, Flower Envelope, Custom Wedding Envelope, Addressed Envelope
Wedding Envelope, Wedding Envelopes, Flower Envelope, Custom Wedding Envelope, Addressed Envelope
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$3.50 USD
Thank You Note : Custom Illustrated Wedding Invitations Add-on, Design Fee
Thank You Note : Custom Illustrated Wedding Invitations Add-on, Design Fee
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$30.00 USD
Bridal Party, Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Wedding Invitations, Custom Couple Portrait, Bridal Party Portraits, Custom Illustrated
Bridal Party, Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Wedding Invitations, Custom Couple Portrait, Bridal Party Portraits, Custom Illustrated
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$260.00 USD
Folded Wedding Invitation, Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Wedding Invitations, Custom Couple Portrait, Custom Illustrated, Design Fee
Folded Wedding Invitation, Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Wedding Invitations, Custom Couple Portrait, Custom Illustrated, Design Fee
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$430.00 USD
Folded Wedding Invitation, Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Wedding Invitations, Custom Couple Portrait, Custom Illustrated, Design Fee
Folded Wedding Invitation, Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Wedding Invitations, Custom Couple Portrait, Custom Illustrated, Design Fee
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$430.00 USD
Folded Wedding Invitation, Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Wedding Invitations, Custom Couple Portrait, Custom Illustrated, Design Fee
Folded Wedding Invitation, Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Wedding Invitations, Custom Couple Portrait, Custom Illustrated, Design Fee
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$350.00 USD
Wedding Timeline, Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Wedding Invitations, Custom Couple Portrait, Custom Illustrated Wedding Invitation, Sample
Wedding Timeline, Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Wedding Invitations, Custom Couple Portrait, Custom Illustrated Wedding Invitation, Sample
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$80.00 USD
Custom Illustrated Wedding Invitation, Reception Card, Accommodations Card, Custom Venue Drawing, Custom Drawn Wedding Invite, Design Fee
Custom Illustrated Wedding Invitation, Reception Card, Accommodations Card, Custom Venue Drawing, Custom Drawn Wedding Invite, Design Fee
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$100.00 USD
Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Wedding Invitations, Custom Couple Portrait, Custom Illustrated Wedding Invitation, Design Fee
Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Wedding Invitations, Custom Couple Portrait, Custom Illustrated Wedding Invitation, Design Fee
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$350.00 USD
Wedding Envelopes, Couple Portraits, Custom Wedding Envelopes, Envelope Addressing, Wedding Couple, Wedding Portraits, Addressed Envelopes
Wedding Envelopes, Couple Portraits, Custom Wedding Envelopes, Envelope Addressing, Wedding Couple, Wedding Portraits, Addressed Envelopes
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$4.00 USD
Custom Illustrated Wedding Invitation, Design Fee
Custom Illustrated Wedding Invitation, Design Fee
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$200.00 USD
Custom Save the Date, Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Wedding Invitation, Custom Couple Portrait, Custom Illustrated  Invitation, Design Fee
Custom Save the Date, Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Wedding Invitation, Custom Couple Portrait, Custom Illustrated Invitation, Design Fee
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$180.00 USD
Custom Illustrated Wedding Invitation, Custom Wedding Invitations, Custom Couple Portrait, Custom Illustrated Wedding Invitation, Design Fee
Custom Illustrated Wedding Invitation, Custom Wedding Invitations, Custom Couple Portrait, Custom Illustrated Wedding Invitation, Design Fee
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$250.00 USD
Folded Wedding Invitation, Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Wedding Invitations, Custom Couple Portrait, Custom Illustrated, Design Fee
Folded Wedding Invitation, Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Wedding Invitations, Custom Couple Portrait, Custom Illustrated, Design Fee
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$350.00 USD
Wedding Guestbook, Guestbook Alternative, Wedding Guestbook Print,  Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Couple Portrait
Wedding Guestbook, Guestbook Alternative, Wedding Guestbook Print, Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Couple Portrait
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$40.00 USD
Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Wedding Invitations, Custom Couple Portrait, Custom Illustrated Wedding Invitation, Design Fee
Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Wedding Invitations, Custom Couple Portrait, Custom Illustrated Wedding Invitation, Design Fee
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$250.00 USD
Bridal Shower Invitation, Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Wedding Shower, Custom Couple Portrait, Design Fee
Bridal Shower Invitation, Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Wedding Shower, Custom Couple Portrait, Design Fee
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$80.00 USD
Mackinac Island Wedding, Discounted Wedding Bundle, Wedding Invitations, Grand Hotel Wedding, Custom Wedding Invitation, Design Fee
Mackinac Island Wedding, Discounted Wedding Bundle, Wedding Invitations, Grand Hotel Wedding, Custom Wedding Invitation, Design Fee
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$304.00 USD
Calligraphy Envelope, Calligraphy, Handwritten Envelope, Wedding Envelope, Wedding Envelopes, Calligraphy Envelopes, Addressed Envelopes
Calligraphy Envelope, Calligraphy, Handwritten Envelope, Wedding Envelope, Wedding Envelopes, Calligraphy Envelopes, Addressed Envelopes
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$3.25 USD
Folded Wedding Invitation, Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Wedding Invitations, Custom Couple Portrait, Custom Illustrated, Design Fee
Folded Wedding Invitation, Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Wedding Invitations, Custom Couple Portrait, Custom Illustrated, Design Fee
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$350.00 USD
Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Wedding Invitations, Custom Couple Portrait, Custom Illustrated Wedding Invitation, Design Fee
Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Wedding Invitations, Custom Couple Portrait, Custom Illustrated Wedding Invitation, Design Fee
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$350.00 USD
Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Wedding Invitations, Custom Couple Portrait, Custom Illustrated Wedding Invitation, Design Fee
Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Wedding Invitations, Custom Couple Portrait, Custom Illustrated Wedding Invitation, Design Fee
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$350.00 USD
Wedding Map, Custom Map, Custom Wedding Invitation, Custom Wedding Invitations, Custom Wedding Map, Design Fee
Wedding Map, Custom Map, Custom Wedding Invitation, Custom Wedding Invitations, Custom Wedding Map, Design Fee
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$250.00 USD
Wedding Program, Custom Wedding Program, Wedding Programs, Dog Wedding, Dog Portrait, Custom Illustrated, Design Fee
Wedding Program, Custom Wedding Program, Wedding Programs, Dog Wedding, Dog Portrait, Custom Illustrated, Design Fee
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$45.00 USD
Wedding Envelope, Wedding Envelope Liner, Envelope Liner, Design Fee
Wedding Envelope, Wedding Envelope Liner, Envelope Liner, Design Fee
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$30.00 USD
Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Wedding Invitations, Custom Couple Portrait, Custom Illustrated Wedding Invitation, Design Fee
Custom Wedding Portrait, Custom Wedding Invitations, Custom Couple Portrait, Custom Illustrated Wedding Invitation, Design Fee
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$350.00 USD
Wedding Program, Custom Wedding Programs, Wedding Day Program, Wedding Ceremony, Custom Illustrated, Design Fee
Wedding Program, Custom Wedding Programs, Wedding Day Program, Wedding Ceremony, Custom Illustrated, Design Fee
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$45.00 USD

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