About Us

Our Story

Ecusta Creative is owned by Derek & Mary Studt, who live in the mountains of western North Carolina. EC started with a tiny seed in March of 2020 when Derek’s purchase of a laser engraver arrived just weeks before the global pandemic began. The machine allowed a creative outlet in a very different time in our history. What started as a hobby and a way to make gifts for our friends and family birthed into Ecusta Creative a year later. As a couple, we took the leap to go all-in on this new adventure.

We love where we live and want to create products that remind you of your favorite adventures! Whether it’s our product line featuring our local mountain area or your custom order of signs or drinkware, we pay strict attention to detail and design. You’ll find our products are high quality and something you won’t find anywhere else.  

Derek, who has worked as a creative director, graphic designer & musician, is the visionary, designer, & maker of all the products and custom orders for Ecusta Creative. Mary, with a background in communications, is the administrative guru for all things Ecusta Creative.

We enjoy creating unique gifts to remind you of the adventures, places, and things you love most. If you’re looking for something custom, we do that too! We want to collaborate with you to bring your ideas to life. Reach out today - we look forward to working with you.

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