Turn your photos into beautiful gift wrap
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At the end of the project, we will provide a simple mobile app and website for you to select your Instagram* photo (using the Instagram* API) and a pattern for your gift wrap.
We will print your gift wrap in San Francisco, California and deliver it your home or office. (Note: shipping is included in the United States but shipping fees are additional internationally).
We will offer approximately 2" and 4" sized photos in staggered tile and straight rows & columns. In the future we will consider more patterns as well as other ways to add your photos from other services.
Will I receive the gift wrap before the holidays?
Hanukkah starts November 27th and Christmas is December 25th. We're committed to ship early bird awards before November 27th and all other Indiegogo orders before December 18th.
How and where will you print the gift wrap?
All printing will occur in the San Francisco Bay area. We will be using advanced generation high speed professional ink-jet printers on high quality acid-free ink-jet paper to produce high quality prints.
Who is behind this project?
We are a group of creative individuals based in or near San Francisco, California. The project is being operated by Northern Imagination, a company founded in February 2013 to pursue creative ideas, projects and inventions.
Dorrian Porter is the organizer / president of Northern Imagination. Prior to Northern Imagination Dorrian spent twelve years building and leading two venture-backed companies in the Silicon Valley. See Dorrian's LinkedIn profile and Instagram account.
Amy Wong is a detailed financial and operations manager who has worked at large public companies and lean start-ups. She is the world's greatest representative of the divine spirit of giving.
Jason Tokoph is a software engineer who spent the last five years working as an engineer at Mozes (now ePrize) and studied computer science at the University of Illinois. Jason is building the mobile & web systems to enable the seamless integration of the Instagram API. See Jason's GitHub page.
Carlos Arrieta is a photographer, print maker and instructor who also spends time as a fine art print specialist at the Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco. See Carlos's website.
Carolyn Nickell is an entrepreneur living in San Francisco, California and the founder of Prizm-Eyez, magic prizmatic glasses that turn ordinary lights into explosions of pyschdelic color. See the Prizm-Eyez website.
Sharon Lefkowitz is an architectural designer who specializes in environments design, graphics and branding. She is currently working in retail store design at Levi Strauss & Co.
Alexis Fritzsche is a seasoned sales and account executive who works at Wildfire, a division of Google. See Alexis's LinkedIn profile.
Katherine Stephens is a corporate attorney who has worked at Google, Verifone and a leading Silicon Valley law firm.
Tanya White is a senior marketing professional whose works has included building the brand of a mobile technology company and working at communications firms where she worked with clients such as Google, Nintendo & Kimpton Hotels. See Tanya's LinkedIn profile.
Ann Zeis is a graduate in international economics and business from Texas Christian University whose work has included an educational non-profit and technology start-ups.
*Instagram is the exclusive trademark of Instagram, Inc. This project has no affiliation to Instagram or its parent company Facebook.
**Originally sung as "Colly Birds" many modern versions use Calling Birds, which is how it sounded to us as kids.