Alex J.

Alex J.

Hi! I’m Alexandra – I love to smile, give, and learn. If you’re like me and you also like contributing to positive change and challenging others to do the same, we’ll get along really well!

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More about me:

I am based in Bulacan, Philippines and what I love most about this place is its people. Growing up seeing them build a solid community where everyone welcomes kindness, growth, and empowerment encouraged me to do the same in other spaces I am part of.

The people around me inspired me to get out in the world and magnify the important things I learned from my community - to find opportunities to grow and help others realize that they could flourish by recognizing the positive changes they could do.

I took secondary education in university so I could inspire and educate young people. But as I went on, I realized that teaching is not for me and not a profession that burns the fire in me. This existential dread got worse when COVID hit, and I was stuck with my own thoughts.

I thought I had to do something with my passion for a better community and I never thought that a phone call with a close friend would instantly put me in a situation where my passion is needed.

And that’s how I started with Your Stuff Made; a team of creatives who make themselves available for fellow creators and challenge others to maintain ethical work in the industry.

I started at Your Stuff Made as a creative consultant to help artists understand more about the direction they want to go with their crafts. This first role is an amazing opportunity for me to warm up my passion and set up myself for growth and success by learning the areas I can help our clients with.

 

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The more I immerse myself in the community, the more I fall in love with it. The creators in this space care a lot more than just making money. They care about their crafts, their fellow artists, their impact and I am here to embrace and contribute to it. But I also got exposed to the sad truth that there are people that need a nudge and to be challenged.

I have a dream for this community to sustain its positive energy and continue to be the space for creatives to create in a way they can be proud of. With this dream, I take on the responsibility to advocate for a positive change, challenge you to ask questions, and demand better practice.

I am walking this movement with you, with Your Stuff Made backing us up.
This is our story of how we changed this industry to become the space we can all love and be proud of.

Our journey starts now. 

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Alex J. July 28th, 2022 8 minute read

BLOG

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Alex J. March 30th, 2022 2 minute read

BLOG

So you want to level up the swag of your company but you don't have the artistic skill to illustrate your design idea. What should you do?  On this blog, you will learn how we can help you turn your pin idea into reality, for FREE. Communicate...

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Alex J. March 24th, 2022 3 minute read

ENTREPRENEURS

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Alex J. March 19th, 2022 1 minute read

ENTREPRENEURS

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Alex J. March 8th, 2022 3 minute read

BLOG

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Enamel Pin Design Guide 2022

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Alex J. March 4th, 2022 2 minute read

BLOG

Welcome to the enamel pin game! Just like many starters, you probably did a lot of research on where to start your pin journey and by now, you know that designing is one of the first steps. This blog covers design points to remember to make sure your design...

How to create custom patches (2022)

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Alex J.

Alex J. February 3rd, 2022 8 minute read

PRODUCT GUIDES

Patches are a great way to personalise any fashion piece, you have an idea, now to find out how to create custom patches! Patches are a great product, weather you're adding patches as a fun low-cost item to your store, upgrading your event or want advertise...

Soft Enamel Vs Hard Enamel, which Should You Choose? (2022)

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Alex J. February 3rd, 2022 4 minute read

BLOG

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Alex J. December 8th, 2021 4 minute read

MUSIC ARTISTS

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Alex J. December 7th, 2021 3 minute read

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Alex J. December 7th, 2021 3 minute read

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Alex J. November 5th, 2021 3 minute read

MUSIC ARTISTS

We formed back in early 2020 as an official band, the name South Summit arrived much later. Josh Trindall (bass player) and Nathan Osborne (drummer) went to school together at Guildford Grammar where they played in a cover band. Josh graduated from...

Pin Lord by Eduardo Morales

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Alex J. October 14th, 2021 6 minute read

ENTREPRENEURS

As enamel pin enthusiasts, we recognize Pin Lord as an established pin community that has been bringing pin makers and pin collectors together through its platforms.   Our admiration of the space [Pin Lord] encouraged our curiosity about the...

Rita B

Rita B

Alex J.

Alex J. October 7th, 2021 3 minute read

MUSIC ARTISTS

I am Rita B, your average and humble alternative folk artist, and singer-songwriter. I write songs and play mostly around NSW. Music is both my vice and my virtue. A vice because, sometimes subtly and other times blatantly, I enjoy writing and...

WOODLOCK

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Alex J. August 12th, 2021 4 minute read

MUSIC ARTISTS

About Woodlock We are an alternative folk-pop band from Victoria, Australia, with two New Zealander brothers (Eze and Zech) and one true blue Aussie (Bowen). We met in a regional town in Victoria, Yarrawonga, at the end of 2009 when Eze and...

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Alex J. August 2nd, 2021 3 minute read

ENTREPRENEURS

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Alex J. July 25th, 2021 1 minute read

VISUAL ARTISTS

About Yan Yan Candy Ng  Yan Yan Candy Ng is an Australian illustrator and artist with a multi-disciplinary practice based in Melbourne, Australia.Candy specializes in illustration, mural design, and on-the-spot drawing. Her work is often...

Erick Roman's Pin Pals Podcast

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Alex J. July 23rd, 2021 3 minute read

ENTREPRENEURS

Hey folks! My name is Erick. I’m a man of many hobbies and I love to express myself through my creative outlets. I’m a pin maker, podcast host, content creator, digital marketer, part-time musician, full-time boche ball athlete from NJ,...

Gingerbreadthing by Gingy

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Alex J.

Alex J. July 1st, 2021 1 minute read

VISUAL ARTISTS

Hello fellow artists! Another well-deserving creator is joining our Artist Spotlight community. Gingy is a wonderful person creating really cute stuff. Our admiration for her brought about our first ever commission by her. Now you can enjoy and shop her...