A Northeast Ohio artisan is in the running for $10,000 in Martha Stewart’s Second Annual “American Made” Program, which recognizes excellence and ingenuity among American small-business owners who produce homemade goods.
Clevelander Brian Andrew Jasinski, who created the Grey Cardigan line of prints and stationery, is one of six finalists in the competition. He advanced to the finals by receiving the most votes in the design category.
The grand prize winner will be decided by online voting. Today is the last day to vote.
Jasinski’s Grey Cardigan line includes fine art prints, greeting cards, wrapping paper and invitations influenced by the colors, patterns and fashion of the 1920s to 1960s.
The name of the business comes from the line’s adaptability. “Like an actual grey cardigan that may be worn by a banker on Wall Street, perhaps by a chef sleeved in beautifully inked tattoos, or worn with that perfect little black dress – my imagery adapts itself to many styles of decor and tastes, allowing for a broad customer base,” Jasinski explains in his contest entry.
The cash prize in the contest is intended to help the grand prize winner further his or her business. The winner will also receive a trip for two to New York City to attend the American Made talks and workshops, and a feature on Marthastewart.com.
You can vote up to six times per day on the contest page. Each vote enters you into a weekly sweepstakes to win a personalized book signed by Martha Stewart and a $100 American Express gift card.