Jackie Leventhal, founder of Hero Arts, has come a long way from the Berkeley cottage where she started her business in the mid-70's. As an art teacher, she began making stamps in her home with an old, borrowed vulcanizer. Soon her creations were in great demand, not just by her students, but also at craft fairs (butterflies, a dancing frog, and a big sun were early favorites). Hero Arts was born.
By 1981, Hero Arts was a vital force in the growing stamp movement. Craft fairs led to gift shows; local retail trade grew into national and even international distribution. The company evolved into an industry leader. Hero Arts innovated the color label top. The Hero Arts catalog has won gold and silver medals numerous times over the past decade. And, Hero Arts was even awarded a US Patent for original paper designs. Every product we make today has the simple elegance of Jackie's original vision.
Today, despite tough economic times, Hero Arts is a thriving company of over 35 years that has not compromised its quality or original founding goals. Hero Arts is an industry leader, and considered the innovator in the stamp, cardmaking and scrapbooking markets. Hero Arts remains committed to its original founding family ethic: company founder Jackie Leventhal is the Design Director, her son Aaron Leventhal is the CEO, and Aaron’s cousin Todd Mullins is the Vice President of Sales.
We remain passionate about stamping, obsessed with quality, and dedicated to our customers. Since our founding we've relied on our customers to inspire and sustain us. Thank you for your ideas, comments, and creativity.
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