I launched this wild dream of mine in 2014. In the early days, Phenix Paper Co. was a simple Etsy shop where I sold greeting cards with motivational sayings. Things people said to me while I was navigating one of the biggest hurdles of my life. Designing stationery and greeting cards was simply a way to express how I was feeling through a creative outlet. Little did I know at the time that it would turn into a real live business!
Since then, Phenix Paper Co. has evolved to include custom design work, collaborations and wedding stationery. And you can still find my original stationery line on Etsy where I now showcase sarcasm in print.
I'm a firm believer that every day is worth celebrating and I look forward to celebrating with you! Get in touch and let's launch that dream of yours!
In 2016, after more than a decade designing for ad agencies and in-house marketing teams, I made the most terrifying and rewarding decision of my life. I left my day job to pursue a full-time career as a freelance graphic designer.
During my time in Corporate America I designed a lot of really cool things for a lot of really cool brands including Chipotle Mexican Grill, Carnival Cruise Lines, AT&T and Hyatt Hotels. My portfolio includes ADDY-award-winning design work, leading the rebrand of Seattle University's quarterly magazine and invitations to swanky events with all the bells and whistles you can imagine.
While my time in that world helped shape my dreams, leaving that daily grind behind has been one of the best decisions I've ever made. Not only do I get to work with some pretty incredible freelance clients, but I now have the time to realize dreams for Phenix Paper Co. that seemed unreachable before.
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, I'm proud to call Seattle home. Although, I don't like IPAs and I don't drive a smart car. I'm a huge fan of rainy days, big belly laughs and snail mail. I'm a straight-talker with a sassy edge – a Converse and champagne kind of girl – and my original stationery line reflects my passion for the things that matter most in life: love, friendship, sarcasm and a good ol' fashioned celebration.
When I'm not busy pursuing my dreams, you can most likely find me at home with my incredibly supportive boyfriend. AKA: my rock, my sherpa, the Chip to my Jo and my complete opposite. I'm obsessed with organizing, I love to cook and I enjoy daydreaming about traveling the world. Greece is at the top of my list!