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Paper love

Hi, my name is Courtney. Ever since I was a little I've had a love for typography and paper. One of my favorite toys growing up was my parents typewriter. In junior high my best friend and I would pass notes with crazy illustrations and different colors, usually just singing songs or something else ridiculous. I went on to school for graphic design where I totally fell in love with all things design. I graduated a little over 2 years ago and for the first year out of school I interned with a woman who worked from home and was considering starting her own stationery company. My love for typography and letterpress grew even stronger.

For just over a year now I've been the graphic designer for the Houston Symphony. I've learned a lot in this position, but more than anything I have realized how much I want complete creative freedom over what I create and that I want to make things with my hands. I want to start my own letterpress stationery studio.

I want to design stationery and other paper goods and then print them by hand with my antique letterpress on recycled paper with environmentally friendly ink along with creating hand bound books and journals. I also plan to start a sub brand of stationery which will be funny cards for woment to give their girlfriends in times of break ups and bad sex. Eventually, I would like for the main brand to branch out into home goods such as rugs, shower curtains, tea towels, throw pillows and art prints.


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