Seamless Patterns | Sophisticated Designs
Just A Trace is a design studio specializing in pattern design, surface art, and the sales and licensing thereof. Founded in 2008 by surface designer Libby Unwin of Colorado. What began as an obsession with surface design has evolved into creating stencils for putting patterns and pretties on just about anything.
In early 2014, Libby was joined by her partner in crime, Anna Keister. Libby and Anna were first introduced by a mutual friend in 2004, went on to become New York roomies and exhibited at NSS in 2012 where Just A Trace landed its very first retailers. Anna comes from a sales and licensing background and absolutely loves everything involved in getting a product to market, the day to day administration, and the interaction with consumers and retailers. The two are proving to be the perfect pair. Now that Anna is able to manage the day to day, Libby is back to product development, artist coordination and creating new designs.
With Do-It-Yourself gaining in popularity, and the craft & hobby market exploding in recent years, our stencils have been a perfect addition to the mix of design tools. Stencils put beautiful art at your fingertips, turning the non-artist into an insta-artist and enhancing creative expression. Within the next few months we will be expanding from stencils to having our designs available on apparel, accessories and more.
We’re excited about what’s ahead and can’t wait to see what customers do with our products.
Please contact us to share pictures of your latest stencil project, or tell us what products you wish to see our designs on next.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Libby & Anna
Owner, Creator, Designer
Hello there! I’m Libby Unwin, founder and owner of Just A Trace. What began as an obsession with patterns became creating stencils for putting designs on surfaces. They’re a lot of fun to design, and I love seeing what creative people do with them.
Owner, Customer Service, Marketer
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
If you're ordering multiple items, contact us directly before purchasing so we can arrange shipping payments. Because of the variation in size, we can usually ship things together much more inexpensively than the Etsy shipping rates imply. Just talk to us and we'll work something out.
If you're ordering from overseas, please know the rates on my listings are for the absolute SLOWEST shipping possible. If you're interested in expediting your shipment, we'd be glad to make other arrangements with you. Again, just let us know.
Refunds and Exchanges
We will accept returns on products that are delivered damaged within 30 days of the original purchase. Let us know what happened and why you're returning it (for our own research and information) and we will refund the full original price, less any discounts and shipping, as soon as we receive it. Refunds will be issued via your original payment method only, no exceptions.