A new place to get custom framed pictures is set to open in Chicago’s Southport Corridor, and they are now hiring. Framebridge will open three area stores in Chicago including The Southport Corridor, River North and The West Loop.
Originally an online-only service, Framebridge is breaking into the brick-and-mortar retail space to offer custom framing in Chicago.
The company provides cost-effective and timely framing by owning the entire framing process.
“A few years ago, I framed four National Parks posters that I collected during a trip with my sister.
I brought them to a custom frame shop, and after an overwhelming number of options and surprise charges, I begrudgingly paid $1,600 to frame the set in clunky metal frames I did not even like! I loved those posters – and the memories of our trips together, but I thought a lot about what a negative experience I had framing them.
I completely avoided custom framing after that, refraining from buying art or photos that I would need to frame. On a trip to Morocco, I stared at a print I loved and thought, “I can’t buy it; I’d need to frame it!” I realized how crazy that seemed and that other people must be frustrated too.
Why is it such a hassle to frame things we love? What would you display if framing were easy and affordable?
I started Framebridge, which blends ecommerce, logistics, and an intense focus on the customer experience, to make custom framing easy on you and your wallet.
We\’re a special kind of company. We deliver a deeply personal product and experience. We use commercial scale to make framing faster and more affordable, but we strive to make each customer experience special.
We own the entire process, our expert framers and designers make everything in our state of the art production facility in Kentucky. We are so proud to be producing every frame, customized for you, right here in the United States.
Our mission is to make it easy for you to tell your story by framing the things you love. We hope you have a home or office that is personal to you and reflects the things that make you happy.
We\’d love to frame something special for you!”
Susan Tynan, Founder and CEO