Martha Stewart Award Nominee

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A local graphic designer from right here at home is recognized for being an American Maker and for her creativity and excellence.

Nikki Butler's product line combines the old with the new.

"So I take my traditional sewing skills and combine that with my new technological graphic design skills,” Butler says.

They are happy designs.

"Bright, colorful accessories like the scarf I have on,” the Williamstown native says.

She makes it happen for herself.

"And I discovered a company where I can upload my own designs and have yardage printed, so that allowed me to combine two passions into one."

The designer is nominated for an 'American Made Award.'

"It's a movement founded by Martha Stewart that spotlights the maker, supports the local and really celebrates handmade,” Butler says.

She submitted her own personal story.

"And a series of product photographs and they accepted my entry and we're in the midst of online voting right now,” Butler says.

According to Butler, the honor of winning would be incredible.

“It would mean a $10,000 award and a trip to New York City to attend the workshops and conferences that surround the 'American Made' conference,” she says.

Just go to Nikki’s Facebook page for the link to cast your vote –

You can vote up to six times a day.

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