Hi! My name is Jody Eklund, and I am an Illustrator and a Playing Card Creator. I live in Aurora Colorado, where I moved back in 2013 with my wife Lisa and our two kids.

In July of 2014, I launched the "Golden Spike" on Kickstarter, where it was funded and delivered by February 2015.

The Golden Spike was my first project where I wanted to tell a story using my illustrations on playing cards. Ever since I was a kid, I was fascinated by great stories that were told visually. The Golden Spike was my first attempt at doing that.

I want to create quality playing cards, but not only that, a great story. For each project I launch on Kickstarter and sell on Black Ink Playing Cards, I create a small booklet that tells a small story about each of the characters in the deck.

If you have any questions or even suggestion for a great card deck, please don't hesitate to contact me at jody@fluentindesign.com

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