Katy fell in love with Albert via snail mail at the age of 14 – hence her love for handwritten and heartfelt messages. In 2016, she launched paper and gift company Fresh Out of Ink, in Dallas, Texas. Fresh Out of Ink creates fun, quirky, and unique hand sketched goods: greeting cards, art prints, notepads, coffee mugs, tea towels, and more. Katy and Albert work to come up with the (sometimes crazy) ideas, and Katy illustrates every item. Together, they hope to spread love and laughter.
Onderkast Studio // Dallas, Texas
Danielle created Onderkast Studio, a letterpress boutique and design shop specializing in greeting cards, letterpress goodies, and custom work, in 2015. She works on a whim, and writes down ideas as they inspire her – then buckles down to pair them with fun illustrations and colors.
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Lucky Franklin // Garland, Texas
Sara and Deirdre were instant friends in middle school and bonded over a shared interest in fashion design. They both studied Fashion at UNT, both took jobs in the corporate world, and decided to launch Lucky Franklin in 2013. In 2015, they found their stride designing, printing, and selling graphic tees on Etsy, and haven’t looked back since!
Kathleen Care Jewelry // Dallas, Texas
Jesilyn Kay // Austin, Texas
Letters and words have been a constant passion for Jesilyn throughout her art career. She picked up a calligraphy pen over 4 years ago and has been creating hand lettered prints and illustrations ever since. Her passion is to create home goods that will inspire you to love and cherish your home. Her designs are available on paper goods and kitchen dishtowels. Jesilyn lives in Buda, TX with her husband and dog Blue Belle and creates all her work in her home studio.
ClemmyLou Designs // Fredericksburg, Texas
Having a mom who is an Art teacher meant that growing up, arts and crafts were a big part of Haley's life. It is only natural that it became a favorite hobby of hers that, to this day, is still a special part of her life. Although Haley felt a calling to become a nurse, she couldn't stop crafting on the side. After the birth of her 2nd child Clementine, she chose to hang up her stethoscope and became a stay at home mom. To avoid losing herself in all the diapers, bottles, and tantrums she would make things here and there for fun. Despite having no experience working with felt, Haley decided to make a felt flower mobile for her daughter's crib. After it was all put together, she realized how much she loved crafting with felt and making flowers in particular. She decided to open an Etsy shop so she could continue to make different felt flower items and have the opportunity to share her passion with others.
Mi Cielo // Austin, Texas
Woman, wife, mother. Born and raised in Japan, and started traveling the world at the age of 18 and hasn’t stopped!
Kayo created mi cielo in 2008 out of a love for creating unique handmade clothing for her son, Tristan. Through his inspiration, her creations turned into a passion to share unique designs with the little and big citizens of the world!
ROBNKO // Denton, Texas
Robin’s design career takes her to many different places around the country, but she always finds the most joy in coming back home to Texas. She began ROBNKO in 2019, creating art filled with inspiration from life growing up in Texas, Arizona, and Oklahoma.
Robin designs prints, pins, stickers, and T-shirts with her own original illustrations and typography. She majored in Graphic Design at UNT and lives in Denton with her two best friends: her husband Carson and rescue dog Dipper. When she’s not drawing, she enjoys working on their fixer upper home and teaching Dipper new tricks.
The Weekender // Flower Mound, Texas
Trina's love for coffee got way out of hand one fall afternoon, and so Mugg + Co was born. What started as a fun side hustle to fill her time while her nanny babies began school, quickly turned into a full-time creative outlet! Mugg + Co has grown from just 5 coffee mug designs, to a 200 item customized gift shop! Trina works with brides, new moms, and other creative souls to create custom shirts, totes and gifts that will make each day just a bit more special!
i Latina Creative // Dallas, Texas
Isi considers herself a creative strategist. She runs i latina creative to increase awareness of beautiful printing methods while providing quality in the art and craftsmanship of every piece that she produces. She supports the local community by teaching in various local colleges and providing extra-curricular and educational tools, hosting workshops and mentoring young and aspiring designers. Most of her work is custom, and her specialty is event/occasion stationery (weddings and parties most of the time), and she began producing her own line of paper goods in 2018! Isi began printing with a 1912 Chandler & Price Press, which she named Ruth. With Ruth, Isi has printed beautiful stationery and other paper goods, which helped to expand the services now provided by i latina creative now including letterpress, foil, white ink, sublimation, and screen printing.
The Pineapple Loom // Longview, Texas
As a little girl, Samantha learned cross stitch at her mothers side. She fell in love with working with her hands and all she could do with a needle and some thread. This early love of fiber art turned into her launching The Pineapple Loom, in Longview, Texas in early 2018. The Pineapple Loom offers hand embroidered hoop art, jewelry, hats and hand woven wall weavings. Samantha loves working on custom client projects where she utilizes her illustration and designing skills to bring life to her fiber art. She enjoys stitching meaningful gifts and designs into beautiful forever art!
Creteation // Grapevine, Texas
Bernadette started working with concrete & cement because it was a great medium for a tight budget! She started the creative process making jewelry, and then moved into modern home decor shortly after. She taught herself to mold, pour, and set each piece – and spent over a year perfecting her formula for a smooth, clean finish.
North to South Designs // Brenham, Texas
Magen is creator of, and one woman show that is, North to South Designs. In 2014, using a scroll saw and a bit of free time she started a hobby making wood crafts in Vancouver, BC. She fell in love with working with wood, and as an Architecture major, loved making new designs and playing with all sorts of ideas. Four years ago, Magen moved to Texas with her husband and graduated to working with a Laser CNC machine. Now, as a momma of three little ones under 4, she gets to take her hand-drawn and digitally drawn art and create fun, quirky gifts with love and laser beams.
Autumn Moon // Dallas, Texas
With a background in Interior Design, creating art has always been a part of who Yesenia is. She have always been the artsy kid in class and even to this day she still can't go a day without drawing something. Autumn Moon was just another medium Yesenia chose to let out my creativity. In Fall of 2018 Autumn Moon was started. Autumn moon specializes in black and white floral illustration and positive messages that are printed on t-shirts, hoodies, stickers and soon other items as well!
Lena Vera // Dallas, Texas
Lena Vera is an architecturally-inspired jewelry brand for the modern woman. Lena Vera was founded by Alena Savera in 2016. While studying architecture at The University of Texas, Alena began laser-cutting her own custom acrylic jewelry. What once started as an assortment of white acrylic necklaces has expanded into a diverse collection of many modern acrylic styles and colors. Because of the simplicity of the modern designs, Lena Vera products can be worn to any occasion ranging from casual to formal. The mission of Lena Vera is to empower women and to give every woman the opportunity to feel modern, confident, and bold.