Ernie and Irene was founded in September 2013 by Holly Guertin and is named by her husband’s and her middle names. After graduating in 2011 from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Fibers, Holly realized her passion was in the handmade processes and tactile work she created during her years at school. Since then, her pieces have been commissioned for pieces for SCAD's Permanent Collection, interior design clients, and custom gifts and have had been showcased in Savannah, GA, Atlanta, GA, Hong Kong, and Lacoste, France. She is passionate about time-tested processes for crafting meaningful objects and has made that the basis for Ernie and Irene.
Ernie and Irene features many of the various aspects of fiber arts and textile design. From sculptural fiber art wall hangings to fashion textile designs, E&I exemplifies the wide breadth of the definition of "fibers." Holly crochets, felts, paints, and designs all of the Ernie and Irene pieces and patterns from her home.
Raised a Southern girl in North Carolina, Holly now resides outside Philadelphia, PA with her husband and two sweet little boys, Jack and Blaise. She loves tickle fights and rolling laughter with the boys and anything that means she gets to hang out with her friends or make new ones. She also is a co-host of a podcast with her husband called Halfway Saints.
Holly has worked with companies like Lilly Pulitzer, Verily Magazine, Style Me Pretty, and Martha Stewart Weddings. She is available for artwork commission as well as freelance in surface design, illustration, styling, and content editing/writing for online and print media.
You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.