Christina Barbour, founder & lead designer
In 2004 I decided to take some time off from a career in start-up land. I became a branding and strategy consultant for corporate and non-profits, which began to include designing stationery for events. (Man, have I learned a lot since then!). What happened next is what Oprah would have called my "Aha!" moment. When I was a young girl, I loved paper, crayons, painting, etc. (I drove my family crazy!), so coming back to this over twenty years later isn't really so shocking! (Really, you don't want to know how many fonts we have...).
Paperzest officially launched in the early 2006. We are humbled to say that we have the best clients. Much of our business comes from referrals, and that means the world to us.
Our inspiration comes from nature and our clients. We are passionate about rescuing sea turtles and puppies (part of our proceeds goes towards helping these sweet creatures!), and just generally making the world a better place! A few of our favorite things... sitting on the couch with a glass of wine and the Housewives, the perfect cup of hot chocolate, yummy spicy tuna, farmers markets, peonies, the smell of freshly baked bread or of my grandmothers marinara. We believe in frequent random acts of kindness.