LaurenMcKinseyonEtsy

Stationery & gifts that add JOY to your life.

Asheville, North Carolina · 853 Sales

LaurenMcKinseyonEtsy

Stationery & gifts that add JOY to your life.

Asheville, North Carolina 853 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Announcement   Hello & welcome to our Etsy shop! We are delighted that you have stopped by for a visit! In our shop you will find our signature cute & whimsical designs on paper products such as notepads & notecards, our MOST popular lunchbox notes, adorable wooden blocks and so much more!

Our products make wonderful gifts and are packaged to perfection! So pull up a chair, soak up the cuteness and stay for awhile!

Thank you for visiting Lauren McKinsey on Etsy! We love having you here!

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 19, 2016

Hello & welcome to our Etsy shop! We are delighted that you have stopped by for a visit! In our shop you will find our signature cute & whimsical designs on paper products such as notepads & notecards, our MOST popular lunchbox notes, adorable wooden blocks and so much more!

Our products make wonderful gifts and are packaged to perfection! So pull up a chair, soak up the cuteness and stay for awhile!

Thank you for visiting Lauren McKinsey on Etsy! We love having you here!

Lauren Mckinsey

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Lauren Mckinsey

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Custom digital printables for every occasion along with one of a kind notepads & other paper products!

I will always remember the exact moment I decided to pursue a career in digital graphic design. It was over lunch, during a meeting with a then stranger. I was so inspired by the creative and self-taught genius sitting across from me. I absorbed every detail of his story. His passion. His love of design. It sparked something in me that had been missing for some time. That lunch would forever change my life and make me unbelievably grateful to my now friend Giovanni, who without knowing it, would inspire me to not only follow my dreams but CHASE them!
I call my husband and “informed” him that I want to start a design company.

Not wasting any time, we purchased an iMac and Adobe Illustrator. My husband, who was in school at the time, would spend his spring break with Lynda.com pouring over tutorial after tutorial learning about digital design. For the next two years I spent my time filling custom orders and slowly putting designs into our online store. I continued to work in the “corporate” world dreaming of the day the business would grow large enough that I could transition into running the business full time.

Our third year in business proved to be a “game changer.” As the business slowly transitioned from being a hobby business to a viable company my husband began working for the company full time. Our third year was spent designing a new website and laying the ground work for me leaving my job and designing full time.

In May of 2013, I knew it was time to make a life changing career decision. I was presented with two opportunities. One was to further my “corporate” career in North Carolina {a state that we moved to on July 1st of last year} or take a HUGE leap of faith and make our dream of designing full time a reality. After much thought and discussion, Jim and I knew without a single doubt that it was time to focus on the business. It had reached a point that the business not only needed but required my full time attention. I love the quote “if your dreams don’t scare you they aren’t big enough?” I will tell you that leaving my job to design full time scared me. It really scared me. Leaving a job with a good and steady salary would take a tremendous amount of faith and belief that we were doing the right thing. What I do know is that I am one lucky girl to spend the day working with my husband. We were finally a full time team excited for what was to come.

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  • Lauren Mckinsey

    Owner, Creator, Graphic Designer

    I am the momma of two teenage boys, married to a wonderful man & living our dream in Asheville, NC! I am a graphic designer who loves special details. You will find my love of "cute" in my whimsical designs and artwork.

  • Jim Capen

    Owner, Web Master, Designer

    Meet my amazing business partner & husband. He has laid down his life to help me follow my dreams that now have become OUR dreams. Jim is the man behind the website and handles all technical aspects of the business. He's just flat out brilliant!

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