Put your hands together for our June Artist of the Month: Lauren Yates of @aretegraphix! Lauren is a full-time freelance graphic designer and illustrator. She’s run her own business for almost two years and specializes in everything from logos to t-shirt designs and even a few murals. She graduated from Appalachian State with an Art Education degree and taught art in public schools for 4 years. She liked teaching, but didn’t love it. So she quit and started to build her own small business and now she loves what she does!
She finds most of the inspiration for her work in nature, and often uses imagery and design elements from her environment. She’s a huge music nerd, and incorporates a lot of what she’s listening to into the art that she creates. She has a playlist for every day and every mood.
Lauren’s charity of choice is This Whole Life Foundation (@thiswholelifefoundation) and we made a donation in her honor. Thanks so much, Lauren for these amazing sticker designs which are now available in all shops!
Sooo… How exactly does this work?
Hey, we’re glad you asked! Shipping ice cream is a little more complicated than shipping an ice cream hat, but no worries. We’ve got this!
First, we only ship our ice cream out on Tuesdays. So when you place your order make a mental note that your pints will be leaving our shop the following Tuesday. We pack your pints into a reusable foam cooler and pack in enough dry ice to keep everything fully frozen for the journey. Once you (or a friend, family member, coworker, perfect stranger) receive the ice cream you’ll want to get it into your freezer to warm up. Nope, not a typo. The dry ice will freezer your ice cream to such a low temperature that your freezer will actually help things get back up to a scoopable temperature. And as for the dry ice? Don’t touch it with your bare hands! Dry ice is so incredibly cold that it can burn you. Just leave the bag of dry ice in a safe location (free from pets or small hands) and the dry ice will sublimate (turn directly into a gas.) See, we told you there was nothing to it.