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“Thank you for your support of the California Academy of Sciences. From design concept through product development, you delivered on time while striving for excellence. The broad range of your products offers a unified and cohesive look to our museum shop. Your genuine interest in specific museum venues is a delight, and the passion you have for your subjects is evident in your body of work.”
Paul Delucchi | CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
"I want to express my appreciation for the beautiful art work you have done for our 'Art of Deception' exhibit at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps. I have worked with artists before in pulling together exhibits, interpretive or educational materials, and you are second to none in terms your ability to grasp what were trying to achieve and producing it in a timely fashion. What you can provide to institutions is reason enough for them to become clients, and your service, attitude and flexibility add icing to the cake."
Bruce Stewart | BIRCH AQUARIUM AT SCRIPPS
"While the Senior Buyer at the American Museum of Natural History I had the distinct pleasure working with Laura King. The stunning art coupled with interesting educational facts in the 'How Big' collection offered a refreshing and much needed new look to our T-shirt assortment. The Blue Whale design was such a hit both internally and with our customers that we requested Laura design "How Big" using another AMNH favorite the T-Rex. The attention to detail and creative touches that Laura gave to this design made it just what we were looking for, and once again our customers and staff loved it!"
Natalia Sanchez-Caro | AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
"The coordination of aquarium related animals on prints, note cards, and apparel makes Laura King a vendor who can cover many key guest demands. Our visitors require a high level of style and quality that is both affordable and classic. Laura offers Monterey Bay products that are fun, scientific, and most importantly, a unique souvenir of an enjoyable day at the Aquarium."
Andrew Fischer | MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM
"When I discovered you just four years ago, I immediately fell in love with your designs and finer quality garments. I brought in a test order and the product flew off the shelves. I continued expanding the line and working with Laura King, a strikingly sincere and honest professional, and her exceptionally talented partner, Samara King. Their passion and dedication to wildlife conservation inspired a rock-solid partnership, and they soon became our principal clothing line. The Maritime Aquarium learned that our customer recognizes and appreciates the value of excellence and does not hesitate to spend a little more to get it."
Angela Catigano | THE MARITIME AQUARIUM
"It is a pleasure to partner with Laura and Samara. Their commitment to quality, detail, and customer satisfaction is without equal and they are passionate about animal, marine, and habitat conservation. In addition to carrying a variety of strong selling stock images, Woodland Park Zoo has developed several custom designs. Superbly executed and accurate artwork, prompt and efficient order fulfillment, and exceptional customer service make doing business with the Kings a pleasure."
Terry Blumer | WOODLAND PARK ZOO STORE, SEATTLE
"So many vendors are just selling images created years ago and rarely if ever bother to update . . . and you can forget about requesting customization. We understand this as normal in the industry. But your talent, and great service has raised the bar considerably."
Jeff Spofford | AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC
"We just launched the Panama Amphibian Research and Conservation Project, and the artwork you created for us was a central feature of the launch event. Everyone remarked on how striking it was. I am simply astounded by how rapidly and professionally you were able to turn around such an exquisite piece of art. Thank you!"
Dr. Brian Gratwicke | CENTER FOR SPECIES SURVIVAL, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION
"Santa Barbara Zoo is opening the third of only three exhibits in the world featuring the endangered California Condor. It is a $7.5 million project including a fully remodeled 700 foot gift shop. Of course, I left the exhibit t-shirts until the last minute worrying about all the other details. Laura and her team were able to get artwork to me within days, and t-shirts in less than a week. They are absolutely beautiful! Thanks. You made the entire process quick and effortless."
Ross Beardsley | SANTA BARBARA ZOO
"The Snow Leopard Trust is extremely honored to be working with you as our "logo wear." There is something very intimate and organic about Samara's artwork. Thank you Samara, Laura, and the rest of the team for sharing your passion with us."
Marissa Niranjan | SNOW LEOPARD TRUST
"My experience working with Laura and her team has been a joy ride. Their dedication and commitment to conservation enable them to fully understand our needs. Their passion for creating impeccable art, and their flexibility and generosity has made our collaboration a wonderful experience. Although we are a small institution, we are always welcomed with open arms. They are not only one of the best vendors - they are friends."
Indawati Soediamto | WAIKIKI AQUARIUM
"The Kings provide us with amazing quality shirts and have one-of-a-kind designs that our customers (and staff) really like. The animal designs have the natural look and accuracy that we look for when purchasing products for our shop. We may not order large quantities, but they are always happy to receive our order and make sure we get exactly what we need."
Katie Smith | CHATTANOOGA ZOO
"I recently took over the Puerto Rican Crested Toad Species Survival Program and solicited the help of the King team to develop a new design for fundraising efforts. They were a delight to work with, professional all the way, expedient, and I absolutely love the finished products! I commend them for putting their talents to good use by supporting conservation efforts for a wide variety of species!"
Diane Barber | FORT WORTH ZOO
"I LOVE dealing with the Kings. Such a professional, prompt, pleasant company. I can only wish that all my vendors would be as helpful and easy to work with. All this, AND the merchandise is AWESOME too."
Jodi Smith | DALLAS WORLD AQUARIUM
"Once again I am delighted with the creative genius of Samara and Laura King! I have worked with many t-shirt printers in my sixteen years as a store buyer, but I have never before had a partnership like this one. Their ability to take a blink-of-an-idea, and turn it into the Sistine Chapel, is unsurpassed. The beautiful images they create are lifted to another level with their artful placement on the garment, the choice of garment and ink color, and the crafty way they work our name into the design. Our customers are demanding something other than the standard souvenir t-shirt and they deliver. Who else would print in black on a black heather shirt? Did I mention my shirts are stunning?!"
Maureen Baughman | CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM
"All of us at Project Dragonfly and the Cincinnati Zoo are thrilled to partner with Laura and Samara King, who will create much of the defining artwork for our new NSF-funded project, Wild Research. Their artwork will be used in exhibits and on a national web platform designed to involve visitors directly in inquiry and conservation action. They combine extraordinary creative talent with a profound commitment to wildlife conservation. Samara (Spum) will be joining the project team in Kenya this summer with our Earth Expeditions program. She will meet with Maasai communities and world renowned conservationists. Samara will be studying the connection between wildlife art and community-based conservation. We'll be working with her as she puts what she learns into practice to help engage people worldwide in the creation of more sustainable human and ecological communities. We couldn't be more delighted."
Chris Myers | Professor, Zoology and Interdisciplinary Studies