Fresh Ink

We're Live!

Dec 1, 2008

It's been an exciting journey, putting all my favorite things on a site together. I wouldn't have been able to do it alone and a few dedicated people came through in a huge way.

A big THANK YOU goes to our designer, Isaac Hartman. Isaac designed our logo and our website. He's an old friend and a loved one. He's the kind of guy who makes everyone feel welcome, sees the beauty in things little and everyday, and is a modern-day Renaissance man. Isaac currently lives and works in Northern California. To see more of his work, please go to Turbo Pixel.

That's Isaac in the center with me on the
left and my sister on the right. Double trouble!

Another big THANK YOU to our photographer, Yasu Tanida. Yasu worked tirelessly snapping each image you see. We met Yasu on a music video shoot. He was the cinematographer and I was the producer with my husband, Garo, on set as the technical director. It was a bonding shoot and over time we all became fast friends. Yasu is not only talented behind the camera, but is also quite athletic. We often go hiking and he pushes the group to keep in stride. Yasu currently lives and works in Los Angeles. To see more of his work, please go to his website.

That's me with Yasu in Osaka.

An ongoing THANK YOU to my sis, Patil Armenian, aka P. She's my best sounding board for creative ideas and everything else that comes with life. She's got a great eye for photos and colors. She's also good at helping me put things in perspective. So a lot of phone calls and moral support fall under her sisterly duties!

That's P on my wedding day working
on her Maid-of-Honor speech!

Finally, the biggest THANK YOU goes to my husband, Garo Hussenjian. Garo worked with me on every aspect of the business plan and website development. From helping pick merchandise to working on the photo shoot, Garo has been there. But his main baby is building complex, shopping-cart websites and he dedicated a lot of time to building this one. He's a real trooper! To see more about his work, please go to Xapnet. Garo and I currently live and work in Los Angeles.

That's us!