Award winning celebrity crafter Marisa Pawelko is author of the groundbreaking how-to craft book “Crazy Cool Duct Tape Projects.” Marisa has used her talents (and furniture designing education) to create products for the gift, toy, fashion, jewelry and decorative accessory markets before turning her focus to the craft industry.

In 2005, sparked with an idea to create a recycled baby memento-keeper out of one of her son’s baby food jars, she founded Modern Surrealist, which quickly developed an international following. Marisa is the spokesperson for Westcott® Brand, Rowlux Illusion Film and an official brand ambassador for Duck Brand® Duct Tape. Most recently Marisa launched a licensed line of Surfacez inkpads in collaboration with ColorBox. Her creativity in design has been featured by PBS, HGTV, MSNBC, The Wall Street Journal, The Illinois State Museum and in countless exhibitions and publications around the world.