HANDMADE PAPER GOODS TO LIFT YOUR SPIRITS
I believe in long lasting friendships, inside jokes, and love letters. I am dedicated to keeping the art of snail mail alive because I know the power of a hand written card. Every Aviate Press product is designed, printed, folded, and cut in house (aka by yours truly), on eco-friendly paper. I pride myself on this attention to detail, making sure each order is packaged with love and care, then sent out safely from my home office in Nashville, Tennessee.
Before launching Aviate Press, I juggled several jobs while searching for a 9-5 that would make me feel useful and accomplished. While struggling to find a career in the entertainment industry, I was simultaneously building up popularity on social media as an illustrator. As I filtered through job applications that I dreamed would give me financial security and a boost in self esteem, I wondered if that was really what I wanted to do, or if it was just what I thought I had to do. Well, I have yet to find the answer to this question, but instead proposed a new question: Why not hire myself and do something that I truly love?
So, that’s what I did. I doodled everyday, kept a journal of greeting card ideas, and started selling my products locally and on Etsy, with customers who repeatedly came back for more. I find that people enjoy the artistry and wit that go into my original designs and get a kick out of how I can make a rat look so darn cute. When I'm not doodling, you can find me kicking the soccer ball, playing with other people's dogs, or drinking a soy latte.