Penelope's Profile

About

As principal and creative director, I founded Powerhouse Paper in 2009, at the time I was a research scientist and bioengineer, who was temporarily and willingly unemployed raising our then-1-year-old (the first and oldest of the Powerhouse babies). As two more Powerhouse babies quickly and simultaneously arrived, it was clear that I should take the opportunity to develop a fresh and creative career from something that had been a hobby - graphic design.

My favorite design elements are pulled from vintage illustrations and I repurpose them in a modern package. I also rely heavily on antique maps - I think they add a sense of place and time to the invitation without using any words. Most of all, however, I love to help people tell a story about themselves with their stationery, whether it is a wedding invitation, birthday party or social announcement.

  • Female
  • Born on November 8
  • Joined March 25, 2009

Favorite materials

paper, ink, imagination

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About

As principal and creative director, I founded Powerhouse Paper in 2009, at the time I was a research scientist and bioengineer, who was temporarily and willingly unemployed raising our then-1-year-old (the first and oldest of the Powerhouse babies). As two more Powerhouse babies quickly and simultaneously arrived, it was clear that I should take the opportunity to develop a fresh and creative career from something that had been a hobby - graphic design.

My favorite design elements are pulled from vintage illustrations and I repurpose them in a modern package. I also rely heavily on antique maps - I think they add a sense of place and time to the invitation without using any words. Most of all, however, I love to help people tell a story about themselves with their stationery, whether it is a wedding invitation, birthday party or social announcement.

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