MEET STEPHANIE, GRAPHIC DESIGNER & OWNER OF JADE & CROWN
Hi 👋 I’m Stephanie and I’m a graphic designer, wifey and mama to my cute little Ciri, she’s 9 months old. I love everything purple, and my hobbies include intense snacking, target trips and watching anime.
What business do you own? What do you make/sell?
I own Jade & Crown, and I design cute enamel pins, stickers and handmade pin displays.
What piqued your interest in that?
My friend Ilinca also has an art & pin shop online and I thought it was really cool how she could turn her art into pins.
How did you get started? Where did you learn the skills that you have in order to do that?
My degree in graphic design definitely really gave me a leg up when starting to make pins. Already knowing how to make my designs into vector art, using Pantone colors, etc really helped. It took a lot of research to find a good quality manufacturer, as well as get funding through kickstarter to get my pins made.
How do you juggle being a full time mama and a business owner?
It’s super hard! Working from home is a blessing and a curse. It’s hard to find time during naps to focus and get away to work, but at the same time I’m really happy to be home with Ciri every day. Some days I get overwhelmed, but when that happens I let myself take a break the next day and focus on myself and my family.
What inspires you?
Other artists and other boss babes mostly. 💖
What helps you get in and stay in a good creative flow?
Trying to create something every day. Even if it’s just a 5 minute doodle on my iPad. I like to join these #drawthisinyourstyle challenges on insta to keep myself drawing and trying new techniques and styles.
If you could tell your pre-business self anything, what would it be?
Just go for it. There’s never a perfect time, if you wanna do it make it happen.
Who are your biggest supporters?
My family, and my IG pin friends, especially Ilinca she has helped me so much. @ratladyart
Who inspires you the most? Fave insta accounts?
What are your goals for your business in the future?
To make more pins! I would love for someday my pins to be my full-time income. I have a new collection of pins launching on kickstarter Tuesday April 9th, they’re all taco themed! Follow my insta for details!