Originally from New York City, Ellen came to California in 1960. She initially trained as a nurse and spent more than a decade working as an RN. Being a single mom of three daughters, she started Ellen’s Silkscreening in 1978 with the goal of having a career that would allow her to spend more time with her girls. Ellen quickly found that she loved running a business and Ellen’s Silkscreening grew steadily to become the bustling company that it is today. Ellen’s enthusiasm and warm personality continue to make the shop a friendly and welcoming place to visit and make orders.
Joe is originally from Bridgeport, Connecticut and moved to Los Angeles in the mid-1960s after serving in the U.S. Air Force. Joe worked as an art director for disc jockey Art Laboe at his radio station KRLA from 1968 until 1984. He first met Ellen when she stopped by KRLA on a sales visit in 1978. Not long after that Ellen and Joe began dating. In 1984, Ellen and Joe got married and Joe left KRLA to work full-time at Ellen’s as a graphic artist and operations manager. Ellen and Joe proved to be a great team and together they built a prosperous and respected business that continues to this day.
Howard is originally from New Zealand but has lived in the United States for most of his life. A graduate of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Howard was a successful advertising photographer for 15 years prior to coming to Ellen’s four years ago. As manager, Howard is dedicated to continuing the outstanding legacy of owners Ellen and Joe Daigle – to maintain a warm and welcoming showroom backed up by a top notch screen printing and embroidery shop. With a photographer’s eye for detail, Howard is dedicated to continually pushing the imprint and embroidery standards of the shop higher.
Victor is a Los Angeles native and a self-taught graphic designer. He has worked at Ellen’s for 16 years with 23 total years of experience in the screen printing and embroidery field. As well as being a masterful embroiderer, Victor’s diligent oversight of production at Ellen’s ensures that we have the highest quality standards and a phenomenal on-time order completion rate.
Anna is originally from the Philippines. Prior to coming to Ellen’s, she worked for 15 years in information technology and customer service. Much more than a bookkeeper, Anna is also our purchaser, shopping for and ordering the blank goods we print and embroider on a daily basis.
Ann Marie hails from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and has 20 plus years of customer service experience, 15 of those in the promotional products field. In her work, Ann Marie combines this extensive experience with her warm and welcoming personality.
Jan grew up in Los Angeles and attended the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, where he completed an undergraduate degree in fine art. Jan is a screen printer himself and continues to teach printmaking at Art Center part-time. He brings a very discerning eye and a deep knowledge of printing processes to his work at Ellen’s.
A Southern California native, Laurie has a degree in interior design from Arizona State University. Prior to coming to Ellen’s she had extensive work experience in the fashion and apparel industry. Laurie brings her love of fashion and design to her sales work.
Manny is a Los Angeles native with a huge passion for graphic design. Throughout his career he has worked as a screen printer, a screen maker, and now he is our graphic artist responsible for prepping customer supplied artwork for screen printing. On request, he can also generate high quality original graphics for our customers. Manny has worked at Ellen’s for 9 years.
Caitlin is a native of Minnesota. She is a graduate of the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, with a major in illustration. Among her many roles at Ellen’s, Caitlin writes and designs our news blog and our social media posts. She also coordinates the pickups and shipments of orders to our customers.
The turnaround was on schedule, easy to get a hold of when you have a question, knowledgeable staff, good quality work.
I highly recommend Ellen's for all your silkscreening needs.
Ann Marie [my sales rep] was incredibly helpful and patient in answering all my questions. I even got a phone call from the owner after picking up the shirts thanking me for my business!
…the folks at Ellen's came to the rescue and helped me get the most attractive shirts at the best value.
Quality and quick turn around on orders! Will certainly use their services again.
Prompt and friendly service! Our students were so happy with their t-shirts and hoodies.
I look forward to working with Jan [my sales rep] and Ellen's Silkscreening in the very near future. Five stars!
In less than one hour, I was sent two PDFs with quotes for both of them [t-shirts]. Incredible service.
Following a big smile and firm handshake, Jan [my sales rep] walked me through Ellen's process of silkscreened t shirts (I'm new to all of this!)… I probably asked Jan about a million questions, and he had a quick and informative answer to every single one.
This was a great year and we so appreciate the expertise, service and beautiful quality work we always receive from you and Ellen's entire staff.
...Ellen's offered the best price for what my boss had me looking for so we decided to give them a try. Definitely worth it will be using them again for future orders.
Friendly service, fast production, competitive prices; more importantly, quality work. That's what you will get from this company.
I just want to let you and Ellen know that this year’s shirt for the Celebration on the Colorado Street Bridge was a big success and a big seller!
I was thoroughly satisfied with Ellen's help and support to get these t-shirts made on time and exactly as we had discussed. I highly recommend Ellen's Silkscreening.
I was met with warm interest in my project, feasible options in how to get it done and a great timetable as well as reassurance on how this could be done, and done well.
Their work was of the best quality, priced fairly and was completed on time. To top it all off, Ellen followed up by leaving the nicest voicemail for me. I will definitely be back.
…the experience really couldn't have been any better. Ann Marie [our sales rep] was an absolute joy to work with; she was always friendly, responsive and creative.
For shirts, hats, other promo items for school, church, bar or bat mitzvah – they are great!
I was so happy in the end that we did not end up ordering on line from some company in another part of the country and I was happy were able to support a local family business in our neighborhood.
The price was awesome, and the people who work at Ellen's could not be any nicer to deal with.
They worked with us on cost and our budget (LAUSD is so tight!!). The shirts came out PERFECT.
They were able to get us great 100% cotton tshirts - in all the sizes we need - with gorgeous screening in just one day.
I recommend Ellen's to everyone! Howard [manager of Ellen's] and his team are the greatest!!!
The staff is super helpful and accommodating. Highly recommend, all the way around!
I am so happy with the items I have received from Ellen's Silkscreening…They all have been great quality items and the printing has been perfect. I cannot be more thrilled!
They are excellent at what they do and the staff is great! They are courteous, knowledgeable and very accommodating.
I own a small business and would highly recommend them to anyone.
We received a lot of compliments on this particular event; a huge part was due to how easy Ellen's made it! I will continue to use them for all my promotional product and t-shirt needs!
They were able to print beautiful glossy folders for us at literally almost half the cost of what I had been looking at elsewhere online, and the design was consistent with the t-shirts.
Not only did they work closely with me on each step in the design process, they recommended the best type of printing (heat transfer) for this particularly detailed design - it came out fabulous.
Even with very short notice, they have given excellent attention to detail in printing shirts that we needed sometimes less than a week out.
The quality and pricing were great! Support local, go Ellen's!
The order was completed ahead of time and everything looks fabulous. Thanks for the great job and I'll definitely come back for future orders.
It was great to be able to feel and try on the shirts prior to choosing which ones would be best for our order.
I had a great experience with the employees who were very helpful in providing multiple choices of shirts and colors that might work for the screen prints I was looking to do.
… I like the human advertising season after season on well worn lovable products from Ellen's.
…I like supporting local businesses that give back to the community in big ways.
Last year I got all my staff rain jackets for Christmas, and they LOVED them. And they were flattering and stylish too.
The staff has always guided me through the process, they keep a file of all my screens and have great suggestions on products.
It's a great place to do business.
I was completely satisfied with their service, expertise, and print quality.
The finished product exceeded my expectations. Not only that, they finished a huge order in just a few days notice.
Howard [manager of Ellen's] took care of me the whole way, going over every detail until I received my shirts. He was great! Very professional and thorough.
She [Ellen] and her staff have always been knowledgeable and helpful with all of our orders. Ellen is a fine businesswoman and a pillar of the community.
They [appliqué garments] were such a hit that we will continue to order more for our VIP customers! This could not have worked out better!
Worked with us on the pricing so we were also able to have our current logo screened onto the garments as well.
Very easy to reach with questions and they had suggestions that worked out great.
I will continue to work with Ellen's in the future. Definitely recommend.
The professional step by step process made it easy on me since this was my first time getting screen print services.
It's a very nice and clean shop, so I thought it would be expensive. Nope. Not at all. In fact, Ellen's rates were much lower than some rinky-dink shops that I had been quoted by.