Sachie Kohlman / Wooden Pencil Company
Hometown: Alexandria, VA
Suwachi (Sachie, for short) Kohlman is the artist, designer and entrepreneur behind the Wooden Pencil Company, a paper goods business featuring outdoors-themed illustrations made from pieces of vintage maps. Her Idaho state bird and fish prints were featured on the DIY Network’s luxury mountain cabin giveaway in July 2017. The state birds series was also featured in Birds & Blooms Magazine and other outlets.
Her love bird state prints make unique wedding gifts, with birds from each partner’s home state matted side by side. Family and friends can sign the mat surrounding the prints. Sachie takes custom orders, such as artwork made from maps of a particular city or area of a state.
When not handcrafting art prints, Sachie operates a design-consulting company, Goma Design Studio, which helps companies grow their business through effective branding and design.