"I probably have five or six times the space I did at the other
location. This gives me way more room for production as well as
future expansion," Curry noted.
He had to smile when he said that
he has had several people come into the new store and ask him when
he moved onto Woodlawn or in fact started up the business. "I guess
the wider storefront just gives me more visibility than the old
one," Curry said.
The 26-year-old Lincoln native has been in business for three
years, and graphic design and art is his life's love. He took his
graphic arts classes at Illinois Central College and always wanted
to do what he is doing as well as being his own boss.
Curry explained the positives and negatives of being in business
for himself. "You do have some flexibility that you wouldn't have
working for someone else," he said. "You also might have to work
till midnight or even later to get an order filled in time."
Curry stated that filling deadlines is the toughest part of the
graphic arts business, as sometimes clients don't realize how much
time and effort goes into making a product as good as it can be.
As an example, he showed one of 300 5-by-5-inch decals he
recently finished for the Lady Railers Booster Club. The design has
six individual layers of color in order to make it not only
eye-catching but dimensional in its look.
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Curry does more than decals and vinyl cutting. He also designs
graphic signs, T-shirts, banners and more. He said that he receives
a lot of his business from area schools and their organizations, as
well as other organizations, including the Lincoln Speedway.
In the future, to keep the entire process in-house and in his
control, he intends to purchase the equipment to allow him to create
the banners and other items he currently sublets out after design.
Kevin has help at the business from his parents, Greg and Lisa
He is married to Tracy, and the couple just had a little girl,
Everyone is welcome to stop in and visit the Currys at the
business. Or you can call 732-7800.
It is recommended a personal visit be your choice. The popcorn
machine always has free popcorn available while you visit; thanks to
[By MIKE FAK]