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The Woman Behind the Paper

Hi, I'm Jess and am the creator, designer, twisted idea developer, you name it, of Wild Card Creations.

Since I was a kid, my happy place has been at the kitchen table, with an excessive amount of school supplies, creating cards. Fast forward a few years (or 25), add a glass of wine, and a house full of adopted fur babies, and I'm still that girl. 

 

Wild Card Creations came to fruition in 2015 when I needed a mental escape from my teaching job and the real world in general. It started with a sketchbook and snarky Valentines for my girlfriends, and took off from there. I quickly learned I would never be able to hand draw all of my cards and fulfill orders; tackling the tech world was a necessity. Those who know me, know that I am not tech savvy. So teaching myself how to transfer illustrations and lettering from paper to computer is perhaps my greatest life accomplishment (seriously).

After friend referrals and positive feedback, I opened an Etsy shop, and started selling my cards in galleries and stores in Louisville, Kentucky, my hometown. In May 2017, I went full tilt boogie and exhibited at the National Stationery Show in New York. And to my (very) pleasant surprise, I was nominated for the national "Rising Star" Louie Award as well as several "Best New Product" awards at the show. A few months later, I took a leap of faith and left the teaching world to become a full-time card hustler.

 

When I'm not creating, I enjoy spending time with my family, fur children, gal pals, and special man friend. I love weekend getaways to Chicago and Asheville, exercising, and being outside. On the flip side, I'm also a huge fan of being lazy and watching trashy TV with a glass (okay, bottle) of wine.

I hope Wild Card Creations provides honest, one-of-a-kind cards that are relatable and make you feel good. More than anything, I hope my cards put you in your happy place, just like they have for me. 

Daisy post-Friendsgiving

cupcake + vino = happy Jess

Blending in with the Southern

belles at the Kentucky Derby

Proud mama, crabby Daisy after coming in 2nd place at the  Halloween Costume Contest

Casually wheeling our National Stationery Show walls through Manhattan at rush hour