ABOUT


 

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.


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MY STORY

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.