Tell us about your business.I am a graphic designer by trade and passion. Print Love was started when I received complements from blogs, friends, family and complete strangers on the wedding stationary I created for my own wedding. I started creating wedding stationary for close friends and quickly became a business. For me, I am a creator of non-traditional designs because there is a handful of couples that do not want cookie-cutter weddings. They want to put their own twist and stamp of approval on their special day. Why not give the clients what they are looking for? I love what I do, my clients are wonderful and I love being a part of a wonderful industry. I would like to evolve my business two ways. First, by continuing to create amazing printed pieces. I want to focus more on complete design packages that will range from save the date to address change and everything in between. Second, by being able to create a complete one stop shop by creating a website presence for my clients to use.
Tell us about your workspace, shop, or studio.I work out of my home office while partnering with printers online and local. It is my creative playground, where all the inspiration happens. It consists of a lot of creative books and magazines, my cello and of course my computer and desk. Most days you will find me at my desk with my fat cat as my arm rest with music playing. You can't go wrong with that!
What inspires you?What doesn't inspire me? The wedding industry is huge and one that changes every day! Of course you also need to be on top of all design trends. I am inspired on the unique ways couples come together and create a fantastic space for their guests. Since I focus on non-traditional designs, I look outside to nature or in the smallest places of comfort. Anywhere where I can grasp what makes couples individuals....I will use it!
What makes your business stand out?I feel that my business stands out because I focus on the non-traditional weddings where anything goes. I want my clients to be excited about their wedding stationary as much as I am. I also focus on the budget conscience clients who want good design for not a lot of money. It is a win-win in the world of weddings.
What advice would you give an aspiring creative entrepreneur?It takes a lot of hard work but if you are passionate, go for it and don't look back. Seize the day and the moment to do what you want to do.
What does American Made mean to you?It means the accomplishment of an American dream. I love where American Made is going and where it came from. It gives me hope that we as Americans can become whoever we want to be. It just takes a little guts, glory and a leap of faith!
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