We had the good fortune of connecting with Mani Patel and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Mani, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
LuluCartoons is a custom art company focusing on 100% personalized hand-drawn illustrations for our global community. Mike, my business partner, and I have always been big art enthusiasts and fans of personalized gifts and experiences. We wanted to create art pieces that were individually unique and one-of-a-kind for our customers. Founded in the peak of the pandemic in June 2020, LuluCartoons started as a side-hustle with big ambitions. Today, it stands strong with a 100 team members globally, surpassing its 40,000th order, and serving hundreds of customers worldwide daily. We continue to focus on our mission statement and providing personalized experiences for our customers, and we cannot wait to see what’s ahead. -Mani Patel LuluCartoons.com Custom Art, Curated Just For You

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
LuluCartoons is a custom art company focusing on 100% personalized hand-drawn illustrations for our global community. Mike, my business partner, and I have always been big art enthusiasts and fans of personalized gifts and experiences. We wanted to create art pieces that were individually unique and one-of-a-kind for our customers. Founded in the peak of the pandemic in June 2020, LuluCartoons started as a side-hustle with big ambitions. Today, it stands strong with a 100 team members globally, surpassing its 40,000th order, and serving hundreds of customers worldwide daily. We continue to focus on our mission statement and providing personalized experiences for our customers, and we cannot wait to see what’s ahead. -Mani Patel LuluCartoons.com Custom Art, Curated Just For You

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Houston’s a beautiful city with something fun and exciting always around the corner. If my friends were in town, here’s some of the must-see spots I’d experience with them. Activities: Museum hopping in the Museum District, catching a comedy show at Houston Improve Club, a day at the Galveston boardwalk, tour of the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern, Kayak and Stroll around Hermann Park. Restaurants: Torchys Tacos in Rice Village, Pondicheri in Upper Kirby, St. Arnolds. Drink Spots: Anvil in Montrose, Woosters Garden in Midtown, MAD in River Oaks.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Mani and Mike, the founders of LuluCartoons, would like to recognize their siblings Saloni Patel and Catherine Liou for their unconditional support and guidance throughout the growth of the company.

Website: lulucartoons.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lulucartoonsme/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lulucartoons

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lulucartoonsme

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LuluCartoonsMe/

Other: mani@lulucartoons.com mike@lulucartoons.com

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