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About

We are a few human beings longing for connection

& a small printmaking workshop in Oakland, California. 

Our objects, cards, prints, paintings, and books are meant to facilitate connection between people and help them have authentic, sometimes difficult conversations. Giving in to nostalgic thoughts, buried longings, and hope for the future—People I’ve Loved embraces the whole range of human emotion. We revel in the grey areas and want to make space for your tears and your joy, in equal measure. 
We are in search of the miraculous-yet-tragic definition of what it means to exist in this time and space. 
We are so glad you found us. 
We believe that more brains are better than one, and we do all of our concept development as a team. We talk about our issues & interests as a group and see how we can address them authentically to help people get through their days. 
Carissa Potter, Founder 
Carissa Potter founded People I’ve Loved in 2011. She is an artist and illustrator who has published three books: I Like You, I Love You, It's Okay to Feel Things Deeply, and How to Heal From Heartbreak (Or At Least Feel Less Broken). Over the years, she has been lucky enough to work with nice people on collaborations through People I've Loved, including Facebook, Color Factory, The Body Shop, Pinterest, SF Center for the Book, Google, SFMOMA, YouTube, ICA Boston, Anthropologie, The ChanZuckerberg Initiative, Madewell, The Hammer Museum, McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, The Wall Street Journal, Nylon Magazine, BAMPFA, The Annenberg Space for Photography, SF Arts Commission, Kala Art Institute, Happinez Magazine, and possibly you. She lives in Oakland, California, with her husband and daughter.
 
Currently, People I've Loved is Carissa Potter, Amberly Largusa, Leslie RuedaVera Kachouh, Mollie Underwood, Malaya TuyayStephanie Tsou, Vanessa Mora, Al Hugon, & Delta - our shop dog.