My 1994 business card
When I first "opened shop" in 1992, I did events, invitations and custom tactile greetings for companies and individuals. And this was my business card in 1994... And the dot in between the numbers on my old telephone number? Yeah, it still bugs me. The graphic guy made it way too big, and I was just a little too timid to tell him I wanted it smaller. I'm so glad I'm stronger and braver now.
But I still love the cardstock. This was long before scrapbooking was the thing, and to find any unique cardstock was next to impossible. I looked for over a month, meeting with paper sources trying to find any textured cardstock other than a linen finish. I had to pay an extra $100 to get Zellebach Paper Company to even order it in for me. From the moment they said it wasn't a regular stocked item, I knew it was perfect. I was just about 20 years too early for the logo I drew back then, but there is a personal story behind the olive branch wreath; I'll share sometime.
This was my very first "big" custom job. Shawna was visiting Utah from Atlanta, Georgia. She spotted my handmade greeting cards at an upscale stationery shop in downtown Salt Lake City. She found my number at the back of the card and called me directly after leaving the store.
She really wanted prince -ish and a Japanese influence.
She remained a loyal client for over a decade until her husband took a job in Australia, and even then, we still connected when she made the voyage back. There was no social media anything when I lost our connection.
Thank you Shawna, if ever we meet again.
And today on the desk: Sneak peak to Chloe's graduation announcements