Alexis Mattox Design
Alexis Mattox & Paul Mattox
Tell us about your business.Alexis Mattox Design began in Fall 2011 to provide beautiful laser-cut stationery to customers who realize a handwritten note is more than a piece of paper. Striving to design stationery that is both elegant and unique, Alexis Mattox Design has grown quickly, providing laser cut cards to stationery lovers all over the world. Our products now expand beyond stationery to include party supplies, artwork, jewelry, home decor, and other lifestyle goods. While our products are sold in stores across the country, Alexis Mattox Design prides itself in offering custom design services. Whether we work to create custom Christmas cards or one-of-a-kind wedding decor, we love the process of helping other people create their vision and making life beautiful. Our designs draw on classical and modern elements. It is this juxtaposition that defines our company’s philosophy in producing beautiful products that all can enjoy.
What makes your business stand out?Alexis Mattox Design was started by a husband and wife team in an effort to find a creative outlet they could pursue together. With Paul’s background in finance, and Alexis’ background in industrial design and art, they created a company that would play to both of their interests. Since starting as a hobby, Alexis Mattox Design has grown quickly and has proved to be a never ending adventure. Beyond producing original designs, Alexis Mattox Design manufactures virtually all of its own products. Great care is taken to ensure that materials are sourced from the United States and are eco-friendly. We believe that the best products combine technology with handcrafted skill. We love to pay attention to the little details in each and every item we make. It is our hope that customers will be delighted by our playful, fresh take on handmade goods.
What's the best business advice you've received?One of the most daunting tasks of producing a product is deciding the appropriate price. There are so many factors to take into account including cost of materials, labor, and value. When starting our company, we sought the advice of consumers, friends and family, and those with business experience. Below are a few of the helpful hints we gathered when we first started: 1. Know your target demographic and market your product specifically to that group 2. When benchmarking your product’s price, it is better to look at the prices charged in stores rather than prices charged by hobbyists. 3. Price your products as if you have to pay someone to make them, even if you make them yourself.
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