Hi there, welcome to PlayBox Designs and thanks for stopping by. My name is Candy-Justine (or you can call me CJ or Candy for short).
PlayBox Designs came about because I am a MAJOR fangirl and even though it’s probably something I should have grown out of years ago, I am still a MAJOR fangirl. I can pretty much fangirl over anything I fall in love with: movies, video games, television shows, music, styles, books, etc etc and once I’m hooked it’s a love affair for life!
Back in 2002 I fell head over heels for a video game called Resident Evil and it changed my life forever! I made it my mission in life to own every piece of merchandise that I could get my hands on. When I had everything I could afford (well couldn’t afford actually) I became more creative and began to make my own. I had always been the creative type, making my own jewellery and clothing from an early age and so the seed was planted.
I joined a website called DeviantArt and began to showcase my creations. It wasn’t long before I made lots of like-minded friends and then started dabbling in “art trades” with them and other members. My home made merchandise became very popular across the site and beyond and I quickly realised that I had set the foundations for a potential business.
THE REST IS HISTORY…
I still love to play video games although I still rarely play anything other than Resident Evil and I still collect as much merchandise as possible (although I try and restrain myself from buying it all unless it’s Chris Redfield related and then I can’t resist). I watch movies EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. They are my background “music” while I work on new ideas and designs. A few years ago I released my “Zombie Plan” Charm Bracelet which was the first of it’s kind on the internet. Unfortunately it’s been copied many times over but I’m still very proud to have made the original and it remains my best seller to this day.
PlayBox Designs has evolved many times since then and it’s become a huge eclectic mix of everything quirky and geeky. Basically every fangirl’s (and boys of course) dream. From the young to the old. Think of it as a big PLAYBOX to rummage through. I try to include as much as possible, from video games to movies, kitsch to rockabilly and pinup, superheroes, television shows and much much more.
WHAT WILL YOU FIND IN THE PLAYBOX TODAY?