And that's when the brainstorming began...
One of the greatest joys in life is the moment when you can delight a loved one with that perfect, unique, thoughtful gift. The kind that he or she will cherish and tell stories about for years to come. Unfortunately, it's really difficult to find something meaningful on Amazon / Lazada / (insert your general merchandise retailer here). For many of us, that means struggling to make a gift with our limited time and creative abilities, or more likely, settling for something nice but generic.
But what if we could help you discover and create that perfect, one-of-a-kind gift, with the ease of shopping online? Comish lets you commission talented artists, crafters and jewelers to co-create that truly special gift for your loved ones, or even for yourself. Every gift will have its own unique story and meaning. You'll never have to settle for a generic gift again.
Who we are
Comish is an online creative platform for buyers to commission personalized gifts and customized artwork safely and securely. We connect buyers to a curated community of artists / crafters from around the world to make exactly what you're looking for. Our smart platform facilitates the entire commissioning process, from deciding what you want to setting milestones and timelines, secure payment, and quick fulfillment. Just select the creator you like, initiate a commission and follow our simple, step-by-step process to initiate, track and close your commission. Through our live chat, you can easily communicate and provide feedback to the creator at any time. You can be as involved as you'd like in the creative process - either way, you'll get something unique and meaningful.
Why we started Comish
Comish’s co-founders – Leanne Robers and Kevin Larken, met in Jakarta, Indonesia, a place brimming with artistic talent. Leanne wanted to help her talented and creative aunt who has struggled to sell her artwork for 20 years. She, like many creators in Southeast Asia, had trouble getting visibility and recognition. Kevin who worked with buyers in Asia for over 10 years, knew that the best work was always a collaborative effort - but successful collaboration was extremely difficult to achieve. To unleash creativity in the world, creators and buyers need a new way to come together - a simpler, guided way.
“Sing-Sing” was commissioned by our user in Hong Kong to his wife for their wedding anniversary. He didn’t know what to give his wife, who has everything, but loves her dog more than anything. He decided to paint the love of her life, her dog Sing-Sing, but in an Andy Warhol pop style using acrylic paints. The painting now hangs on the wall in the living room.
Painting of “Sing-Sing” – commissioned via Comish
Another user from Singapore commissioned a painting of his son’s favorite toy, Teddy the bear. Teddy is very special to his son, who carries him everywhere. Not only was the bear special, the canvas told the story of the whole family - Teddy holds a toy car, a Honda, the same color and model as their first car in Singapore. He sits in front of a painting from Jamaica that has a lot of sentimental value to the whole family.
Painting of “Teddy” – commissioned via Comish
One of our co-founders was tired of just giving her mom meaningless gifts, such as soap sets, for Mother’s Day. She commissioned her mom’s favorite quote, one that she had heard time and time again for years and had helped her overcome many challenges and struggles.
Comish has a very simple goal – for everyone to be creative. We want to provide opportunities for creators to produce great work, and give buyers an opportunity to collaborate and participate in the creative process.
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