Trinity Alums' Designs Featured in HGTV Magazine

Jul 20, 2018

Trinity graduates Chris and Faith have joined Chip and Joanna, Jonathan and Drew, and Hilary and David among HGTV’s standouts!

Chris Pierik ’01 and Faith Veenstra ’03 have created Tramake, a line of art prints and home accessories. The husband and wife duo describe their products as “colorful and graphic with a playful sense of historical design while remaining truly modern and always moving forward.”

And “HGTV Magazine” obviously agrees. Tramake’s line of ceramic coasters was featured in the magazine’s July/August issue as one of “50 Finds from 50 States.” “We scoured Etsy for our favorite buys from sea to shining sea,” the article noted, and chose the coasters to represent Illinois.

HGTV isn’t the only outlet paying attention to Tramake’s designs. According to Veenstra, the company is also working on an order from Nordstrom, which will feature five of its products online and in several stores this summer.

The two have also succeeded with other creative outlets. Pierik is co-founder and creative director at Cultivate. After graduating from Trinity, Veenstra earned a master’s degree of fine art from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

To see more of their designs, visit or visit their Etsy store.