With Meighan L. O'Toole
1 Design Center Place
We have a panel of ladies from 3 amazing Boston-based stationery companies ready to share the ins and outs of owning a stationery business. Carrie + Laurie of Two Trick Pony , Shelley of Albertine Press and Deb + Kate of Smudge Ink. This is going to be an open panel, so bring your questions with you or e-mail them ahead of time.
This event is Tuesday, June 25th @ 7:00
Carrie and Laurie from Two Trick PonyTwo Trick Pony began in 2006 when friends Carrie Holmes and Laurie Johnston decided to create a new kind of eco-friendly stationery company. They recognized the growing interest in environmentally friendly and handmade products and were excited to be part of the movement to combine great modern design, quality craftsmanship and environmentally responsible business practices. Today, they have expanded that sense of responsibility to include a greater community, and a percentage of sales are donated to various non-profit organizations with the goals of spreading awareness and contributing financially to the advancement of causes close to the Ponies' hearts. Two Trick Pony has been featured in various magazines including The Knot Magazine, Stationery Trends and Country Living, popular blogs such as Design*Sponge, Paper Crave, and Style Me Pretty, as well as two books, Handmade Hellos and Today's Top Stationery Artists 2.Shelley from Albertine PressFrom classic and elegant to witty and irreverent - Albertine Press is a Boston-area design and letterpress print shop run by Shelley Barandes, a sometime-architect who just loved paper more. What began as a custom design and print studio has grown to include a full collection of greeting cards, note sets, journals, coasters, calendars and more available at stationery stores and gift boutiques across the country. In addition, Albertine continues to work closely with individuals on custom printing projects including wedding invitations, business collateral and personal stationery as well as printing work for other designers.Kate and Deb from Smudge InkFounded in 2002, Smudge Ink is a Boston-based stationery company run by two women: Kate Saliba + Deb Bastien. Originally focused on bold, colorful letterpress-printed greeting cards and custom invitations, Smudge Ink's product line has expanded to include calendars, gift wrap, boxed notes, offset-printed greeting cards, notebooks and notepads, all of which reflect the same style and vibrancy Smudge Ink has become known for. Weddings by Smudge Ink is the custom wedding line where they work directly with clients to design and print their own unique invitations.
Change is always difficult, especially when leaving a beloved career to go it alone. Like
Where: Jill Rosenwald's Studio
369 Congress Street, 2nd Floor
When: Tuesday, May 15th
Please bring food and snacks to share with the group.
Have you ever wanted to PITCH your IDEAS and verbalize your creations BEFORE you invest countless hours and late nights...only to be told that your idea is a ridiculous, uninspired suck hole? (my 9 year old's favorite naughty swear word!)
On February 28th, Amy Nobile (http://www.reallygoodmom.com/) will inspire the Ladies of Design Salon with the brilliant gift of creative planning. The "Really good mom" designed a career path that began in a corporate New York City Public Relations firm. It was not by accident that Amy's creative ambitions has led her to authoring 3 bestselling books and making appearances on mainstream television talk shows. Stay tuned for Amy's reality television series, too.
After Amy married, moved to San Fransisco and started a family, she found the hidden supply closet of "dirty little secrets", that are discovered only when motherhood and marriage are set in motion. With with longtime friend, Trisha Ashworth, the women practically shouted the brutally honest, raw feelings that most women speak of only at a whisper.
The ladies combined their ambitions and talents to become the "Pitch and Bitch" queens by capitalizing on the idea of pitching their book ideas BEFORE putting pen to paper. Since the inception, Amy and Trisha have published 3 bestselling books: "I Was A Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids" (https://facebook.com/reallygoodmom), "Dirty Little Secrets From Otherwise Perfect Moms" and "I'd Trade My Husband for a Housekeeper".
Amy is currently working on a fourth book, along with some new facets of her brilliant career... Pitching and producing a reality based television series.
You can see Amy on The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show (www.Oprah.com/oprahshow/Motherhood-Secrets/9) and Good Morning America.
Thanks to Stayci Fast for hosting Design Salon in her fabulous new studio! See Stayci's blog at www.Stay-Blog.com.
Keeping the Buzzz
Date: Tuesday, April 27
Place: Mohr McPherson
Marni Katz tells us how to get some buzz and keep it.
A letterpress print and design studio
with wholesale greeting cards
and custom printing
MakeReady injects style into homes for sale or everyday livin. Tweets are about design and style happenings around the city.
Sara Delaney Graphic Design
Providing creative direction and graphic design services for corporate and exhibit projects.
High Style sticky products for packaging, crafting and where ever your imagination takes you. The line includes decorative tapes, envelope wraparounds and mailing label tapes all on a roll.
Megan Flynn & Moria Flynn
M. Flynn Accessories
A Boston-based wholesale & retail women's accessory company. One-of-a kind, fine and bridal jewelry available in their South End retail showroom.
46 Waltham street #104, Boston MA 02118
Sheila Galligan Design
Residential Interior Design Firm
Urban Living Studio
Seema Krish Design
A textile design studio specialized in Interior textiles.
Debuting first collection of products in Spring '09.
46 Waltham street #305B, Boston MA 02118
Editor/Stylist/Writer for national and regional home design and lifestyle magazines.
kids footwear designer
Squam Art Workshops
Weekend retreats on Squam lake (Holderness, NH) that offer workshops on painting, mixed-media, writing, sculpture, jewelry, plus much more.
Kate Maloney Interiors
We specialize in high end residential interiors."
B. Felt is a new resource for beautiful hand felted garments, felt jewelry, felting supplies.
Stained Glass by Kim, LLC
Custom designed stained glass pieces of all shapes and sizes
Rachel Reider Interiors
Interior design of residential and commercial spaces.
Design + wholesale cards and gifts
Elyse Simon Connolly
product / textile design and illustration
Kelley Wade/Melissa Jordan
Fully integrated turn-key campaigns consisting of identity development, print collateral, and interactive design.