We are a fencing family in Calgary, Alberta and we think world needs more fencing, so we hope our designs and products will help to spread the love of fencing sport and will make someone smile.
Fencing is not the most popular sport in Canada. But when my daughter Alisa was 8 years old we stumbled upon one-week long summer fencing camp. So, we were curious about the sport and decided to give it a try…
She is fencing at the national level now and we dedicate a lot of time to training and going to all kind of fencing competitions.
Few years later, the younger kid Dennis got old enough now to start fencing as well!
As we started visiting competitions, I thought that it would be cool to get a fencing t-shirts for us, but was a bit disappointed with the selection they offered there and decided to give it a try myself. That brings us to the FencingLove.com where we share our designs with fencers all around the worlds create unique and cool fencing gifts for Epee, Sabre and Foil fencers.
Math, Web Design and Cartoons
With the degree in math, I have worked in web design since finishing university and my career started with the advertising agency and I’ve been creating web applications, websites and apps since then. In addition to coding, I started drawing cartoons and then, later, that lead to starting FencingLove.com.
First, I created a few sample illustrations to give it a try and when Alisa discovered those on Instagram, she wanted to get one for herself. Finally, when a stranger from the other end of the world ordered one of my t-shirts online, I decided to share more illustrations.
Making fencers look cool off piste
Here is a little sneak peek of how the design process works. First of all, getting some inspiration of course! This cartoon was based on photo of Alisa from the local competition. Starting with a pencil sketch, making a digital drawing and finally putting it on a t-shirt.
From Calgary with Love
We live in Calgary, Canada and our products are printed on demand in Canada, USA and Europe and shipped worldwide to fencers like you. If you buy a t-shirt or hoodie, please share your photo on Facebook or Instagram and tag us – seeing someone wearing my designs always makes my day!