MAKE THINGS WE LOVE FOR THE THINGS WE LOVE
Dual Wield Studio is a two-person team based out of Seattle built on one goal: Make things we love for the things we love. We want to create merchandise that we're excited for - whether it's for an IP that we're a fan of, or an original design that we think looks beautiful. But beyond that, we want to use it as an opportunity to help our communities. Our partnership was formed out of a shared desire to bridge gaps between IP holders, fans, and independent artists. It has since developed into a company founded on the following tenets:
- Brand recognition is improved by fandom creations, not diminished. If managed properly, IP holders and artists can work together to benefit from fandom while giving back to it. Developing an easier process for fans to make merchandise benefits everyone.
- Merchandise shouldn't be made solely with monetization in mind. Any IP with a fan following was crafted with love, care, and dedication. Why should its merchandise be any different?
- We have a moral obligation to support marginalized voices and pay a fair wage. We firmly believe that companies are in a unique position to promote marginalized voices and will take every opportunity to do so.
For clients, we act as a one-stop shop for merchandise design, manufacturing, online fulfillment, convention presence, sales assistance, and anything else you may need. We can tailor our services to your needs, whether it's handling everything from start to finish, or taking on a specific task in the merchandising process.
For creators, we are setting a new bar when it comes to companies working with independent artists. Freelance work can be exciting and rewarding, but sometimes freelancers can be taken advantage of when it comes to pay, contract negotiation, and artist rights. We want to help make you successful by leveraging our own time and experience, because together we can change the landscape of merchandising and make it better for everyone.
For customers, we are honing in on what you want, when you want it. All of our designs are made with both you and ourselves in mind. We create items that we want to see in the world, while also striving to provide content and information you value and connecting you to the brands you love.
Every product on our website is officially licensed or original branded merchandise. At no point will we ever sell unlicensed or "bootleg" items. We are committed to this promise as we firmly believe it benefits everyone - from the creators and IP holders, to the artists and designers, to the fans and customers.
We are also dedicated to making sure our products are responsibly sourced wherever possible. We look for every opportunity to work with small businesses and independent artists. We attempt to use packaging that is sustainable where possible. All items manufactured overseas are tested and pass US Customs' requirements.
Art by Jayd Aït-Kaci
Rowan has been involved in fandom for as long as she can recall. She has worked on numerous projects at a wide variety of jobs, including designing training for customer service companies, handling sales and social media, and managing a pop culture merchandise company. She then moved on to use all the knowledge she has gained to form Dual Wield Studio with Adri. Most importantly, Rowan has two very sweet (dumb) cats, and she really likes robots, fanfiction, and bad horror movies.
Art by Jayd Aït-Kaci
Adrienne spent most of her life on the move, growing up in Korea, Japan, USA, and Canada. She has been lucky enough to find a career that combines her passion for nerdy things with her love of art, fashion, and collaborating with people to make cool things. Adri has one very temperamental (rude) cat, and she loves cooking shows, video games, and D&D.