Hi! We’re Kindal and Maddie, and together we created Lighten Print to launch our new children’s book. This was a book we had tried to find for our own children, and couldn’t — a story of the life of Christ with rhyming words and painted pictures so children could connect with and remember His life, and His love. So we set out on a mission to make it! If you’re new here, we’re so happy you found us!
We are friends from high school who have always wanted to create together. We both really love to do what the other would prefer to… well, not do, when it comes to projects and running this new business of ours. (For the most part, that is — we’ve also both stretched far beyond our own comfort zones to make our book and business a reality!)
Meet Maddie: Author, Marketing, Operations. Also: Night Owl, Boy Mom.
Maddie has loved putting words together her entire life, and “Savior” is her debut children’s book. She grew up around the red mountains of Southern Utah, and now lives with her husband and three young sons in Fort Collins, Colorado. Along with her family, writing and traveling have been constant sources of joy in her life. “Savior” is inspired by her months spent in Jerusalem, her days spent with her children, and her life of learning about the love of Jesus Christ.
Meet Kindal: Illustrator, Creative, Designer. Also: Music Teacher, Magazine Maker.
Kindal has been creating beauty through art and music her entire life. She grew up in Wyoming and Southern Utah, and now resides in St. George, Utah with her husband and little girl. “Savior” is her first illustrated children’s book, and she knew early on that the pages were meant to be watercolor pieces. Kindal currently illustrates print magazines, teaches violin, and loved fitting painting into any spare moment over the three years leading up to “Savior.” When her daughter was born she realized how important it was for her daughter to learn about her mom’s love of the Savior through beautiful and relatable imagery.
We’re so happy you’re here!