Meet the Artist
Hey, I'm Jess!
Artist & small business owner, Calgary, AB.
Behind the Brand
Welcome to my little corner of the internet! I'm Jess, the owner and creator behind Jess' Paper Co. I am deeply inspired by the outdoors, cozy boho spaces, and the enchanting beauty of plants. Through my work, I strive to capture the essence of these elements that inspire me most, turning them into stationery for you to enjoy!
The Last 5 Years
I started my business back in 2019 when I was finishing my second year of college to become a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. I started with watercolour paintings, then eventually found a passion for digital illustration. While my business was growing, I worked in an art studio, teaching art forms to individuals with disabilites. Jess' Paper Co. gradually gained momentum, and by the summer of 2020, I decided to dive headfirst into this creative endevour, turning it into my full-time gig.
Inspired by the Open Road
Most of my illustrations were drawn in the front seat on a long road trip or airplane on my way home from an adventure. When Covid hit I moved into my self-converted sprinter van. Living on the road made me take the scenic route and discover my inner adventurer (and excellent parallel parking skills, might I add!). The open road fueled my imagination, and with every mile, my stationery collection expanded, one illustration at a time.
Meet my Office Manager
Meet Vinny, the lovable furball and reigning pup-office manager at Jess' Paper Co.! 🐾 He may not have a degree in business, but he's the undisputed expert in the art of snuggles.
He reminds me to take life less seriously, and ensures that there's always room for belly rubs amidst the hustle and bustle of designing stationery and running a business. @vincent_theaussie
Collaborations & Features
You can find my artwork featured with the following brands:
- The Jilly Box
- Villager Puzzles
- Kaseme Designs