Liz is an artist, screenprinter and painter who works with clients on creative projects including custom screenprinting, murals and public art, as well as continuing her own studio practice with painting and screenprinting.
(InfoBPT): How did you hear about Downtown Bridgeport and what factors contributed to you deciding to locate to Downtown?
(Liz Squillace): I grew up in the neighboring town of Trumbull, so I always knew Bridgeport. I decided to move to downtown Bridgeport, after graduating from Rhode Island School of Design, when I discovered affordable live/work studio spaces for artists at Read's Artspace.
(InfoBPT): Tell us about your company.
(Liz Squillace): My company, Paradox Ink, screenprinting and murals, began in 2002 in a small studio in Stamford, CT. Now, Paradox Ink has a studio storefront on the 2nd floor of the newly renovated historic Arcade Mall in downtown Bridgeport. Paradox Ink offers screenprinting on t-shirts, posters, and fine art prints to clients as well as public art, murals, & paintings. Paradox Ink likes to solve problems creatively and has the vision and experience to do so.
(InfoBPT): What is your favorite place to eat or relax in Downtown Bridgeport?
(Liz Squillace): My new favorite place to eat in downtown Bridgeport is CanTiin. I love trying all the items on their exciting menu.
(InfoBPT): What would you share with others who might be considering relocating their business (or home) to Bridgeport?
(Liz Squillace): I would share with others that downtown is a great place to live because it is walking distance to the Bridgeport Train Station -- easy access to NY. It has a beautiful waterfront park, Seaside Park, where you can ride your bike along a bike path to the beach. The downtown Bridgeport Public Library is a great resource here. And, there is a wonderful community of creative people working together and opening new businesses.
(InfoBPT): What would you like to see in the future for Bridgeport?
(Liz Squillace): I would like to see a Trader Joe's and an office supply store, with self-service copy machines, like Staples come to Bridgeport. Those are two places I still need to get in my car to go to.