Little more about Nicole Lewis

Founder & CEO of Art 2 the Extreme®

Since 2007, Nicole has made her colorful mark on the world of art supplies and children’s gifts through her playful collection of Original Rainbow Crayons®. Her designs not only provides a unique gift for any occasion, but takes a creative approach to the fun and functionality of traditional crayons.

Before devoting her work full-time to the crayon business, Nicole drew inspiration for her specialty crayons from her 15+ years of expertise in the arts, with 10 of those years as an Elementary Art teacher. Not only did Nicole teach visual arts from a cart with the extra challenge of going from classroom to classroom, but also saw a need for adaptive art supplies for her growing number of students with special needs and accommodations.

As the first artisan to ever create and sell a handmade crayon online, Nicole’s vision and former side-hustle has developed into a full-time business, bursting at the seams. Nicole made the decision to leave teaching and dedicate herself to the business and her growing family full-time in 2014 and has not looked back since!

Her company has seen continuous growth both on a local and national level. Her work has been featured in major publications such as Food Network Magazine, Midwest Living, Good Housekeeping, US Weekly, and People. Specializing in custom crayon design, Nicole has also created projects for companies such as The Oprah Winfrey Network, Sephora and Marco Polo.

This is my family! I am a proud, art-and-craft at home, working mother of two boys and and wife to my amazing husband who works in the studio with me.

The Art 2 the Extreme® studio is located in Noblesville, Indiana

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