My name is Tracy Giteles. I live in Charlotte, NC and work as a UI Designer in the FinTech Industry. I’m fortunate in that I truly love my job. For the better part of the last decade, I’ve worked in the marketing industry; web development, SEO, SEM, visual design and UI/UX.
Since I was a child I’ve loved art. My grandfather was an amazing artist. I remember vividly sitting with him while he taught me how to properly hold the brush and showed me how to make different paint strokes. For birthdays and Christmas “art supplies” were generally the only thing on the list.
I also have a life-long love for all animals, especially dogs. We always had a family dog in my home growing up. As I’ve grown older, I’ve come to love and appreciate dogs even more than I did as a child.
During the summer of 2018, my Goldendoodle Cooper passed very quickly and unexpectedly. Cooper and I were together from the time he was 8 weeks old up until his last breath 11 years later. To tell you about all of the life we experienced together and all of the amazing qualities he possessed would require I write a novel.
No longer having Cooper by my side is still difficult. We were an inseparable pair. In order to distract myself after losing him, I started to spend time focusing on art. During that time I began to see pet pop-art popping up across the internet and thought, “I can do that too!”. A combination of my two favorite things; art & dogs. How perfect! Then I realized it’s also a great way to keep Cooper’s memory alive, by dedicating and naming the website after him. Once I had the idea I was ready to go! I’m doing something that I love in memory of my best friend.
Life can be overwhelming, stressful and at times painful. My hope is that I can create a piece of art that will add a little beauty to your world or a smile to your face and make you, even if only for a moment each day feeling happy.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments. I would love to hear from you!