Hey, I’m Amanda Dunigan, the creator of Salt & Pine Co.. After working a few 9-5 jobs and finding them utterly unsatisfying, I quit and started bartending while trying out different creative outlets on the side. I tried photography, woodworking, and make-up. While I enjoyed these expressive activities, none of them quite clicked for me. I kept trying and trying until I finally found the one.
Around St. Patrick’s Day in 2019, the bar I worked at wanted shirts for the holiday. I dusted off my old Circut, a vinyl cutting machine, and decorated some shirts. Making those t-shirts felt right. Something clicked for me that day. After that, I pursued heat vinyl transfer deeper, collaborating with other creatives in different mediums like woodworking and decorated shirts for their businesses. My printing side gig took off to the point where I had to put vinyl away and invest in screen printing to keep up with the quantity of orders. Once the pandemic came and all bars were shut down, I decided not to return and made Salt & Pine Co. my full time job. I don’t feel uncomfortable telling people what I do anymore.
When I can tear myself away from my at-home print shop, I love to take road trips around Maine, go out for drinks with friends, or spend time with my 12-year-old dog, Homer.