Testimonial by Aaron Blaise

I had the pleasure of discovering Lilia Jose and Roshan Kurichiyanil a couple of years ago through Facebook. They were advertising a new product they were creating called an Artie. Arties are wonderful, handmade completely customizable art satchels. I saw what they were doing and I instantly fell in love with their product.

It was then that I decided to order two. One for painting and one for drawing. After contacting these two wonderful entrepreneurs I became not just a fan of their product but also a huge fan of them as well. Working with them to create the right Artie was a joy. The care that they showed me was so appreciated and made creating just the right Artie  an absolute pleasure.

It was so exciting to receive my Artie “package” in the mail. I ripped into the wrapping and found that the two satchels we had designed together were exactly as I had pictured them. It was wonderful! I immediately filled them with art supplies and they have been my only art satchels ever since.

I have literally taken them all over the world from Japan to Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Myanmar, Singapore, South Korea, and China. During all of this time and travel my Arties have not frayed, broken, or had any parts come loose. They are incredibly durable!!

I’ve loved them so much actually, that recently I contacted LiloRosh and asked if they could create a giant Artie for me. One that would handle large format paper and drawing boards. They rose to the challenge with enthusiasm and together we designed another amazing Artie! I say “together” because Lilia wanted to know what my specific needs were. Every Artie is made this way. They make you feel as if you are their most important customer. This philosophy along with their amazing products is why they are in such demand. It has given me so much joy to see that their wonderful spirits, and amazing work ethics have paid off for them.

Lilia Jose and Roshan Kurichiyanil deserve all of the success that comes their way. It is because of their dedication to creating something great that I will always be their biggest fan.

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Aaron Blaise worked with Walt Disney Feature Animation for 21 years helping to create some of the greatest animated films ever made -“The Rescuers Down Under”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “Aladdin”, “The Lion King”, “Pocahontas”, “Mulan” and he was the  co-director of “Brother Bear” for which he earned an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature Film. He, now, teaches animation and art at The Art of Aaron Blaise. He is a mentor and inspiration to millions.