ABOUT

Hello! We are Sheila and Joe, a married couple who create together. We met in college over twenty years ago, jumped out of airplanes together, travelled, got married, bought a house, had kids, and adopted pets. We’re pretty much living the ‘American Scream’ and loving it. Our designs are reflective of  things that make us laugh and smile and capture the whimsy and beauty of life. All of the designs and photography are our original work. We provide unique design for unique homes, graphic design for the restaurant industry, create public art, and accept private commissions.

 

OUR BRANDS

Sheila Weil Studios: Our handmade felt pillows, mosaics, private commissions, and public art.

Pillow Planet: Our digital art and photography on home decor soft goods such as pillows, duvets, and shower curtains.

Fig and Melon Press: Fun and whimsical designs on posters, fine art prints, and canvas prints.

Good Wood: Our popular posters richly printed on wood, aluminum, and acrylic.

SHEILA WEIL

Sheila received her BFA in graphic design from Kent State University in 1994. Her education in art and design continued at both the University of Akron, where she studied ceramics, and in Austin, Texas where she pursued ceramics, sculpture, and mosaics. She began Sheila Weil Studios in 1997, specializing in fine art and decorative mosaics and also began offering interior design solutions and executing large interior installation pieces for the restaurant industry. Returning to Cleveland in 2000, she has continue to work with mosaic, creates commissioned works for private individuals, municipalities, and the corporate sector, and also designs & makes handmade felt pillows from her studio in Northeast Ohio.

JOSEPH DELUCA

Cleveland-based artist and graphic designer Joseph DeLuca is as comfortable behind the bar as he is in front of his computer. That’s because as one of the talented minds behind Happy Hive Creative isn’t just an inspired creator of contemporary art for kitchen, bar, and home, but is also one of the region’s leading authorities on bartending, beverage programs and the nation’s growing cocktail culture.

While the hospitality industry provides DeLuca’s bread and butter, it is design that feeds his soul. Combined, those two ingredients result in a feast of creative output, including restaurant logos and branding, menu and wine-label design (including work for Cleveland’s James Beard Award winning chef, Michael Symon), and a series of delightful, original posters – seasoned with whimsy and inspired by everything from classic cocktails to vintage kitchen appliances.

DeLuca traces back his creative entrepreneurship to his early days as founder and producer of performance-art troupe, Meat Circus. (No surprise, he’ll tell you, his onstage role was Clown.) Since then, he’s gone on to design furniture, bars and work spaces in collaboration with master woodworkers; create art installations for restaurants; and, with Sheila, propose, design, and manage several public-art projects from his hometown of Lakewood, Ohio.