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Baylie Peplow / Red Umbrella Designs - Twisp, WA

[Studio at Venue]

Illustrations / Graphics   

Red Umbrella Designs is a small creative studio that strives to be playfully elegant and elegantly playful in all things. Founded on the belief that we are all children at heart, Red Umbrella Designs prefers hand-made, human-centered, and simple in an increasingly high-tech, fancy-pants world.

With a degree in architecture, a background in Montessori education, and a belief that there is beauty all around us, Baylie creates handmade cards, gifts, toys, and paper goods. After years of tinkering, doodling, and dreaming, Red Umbrella Designs was officially founded in 2012 and is now run from a cozy garden studio in South Seattle.

Pike St. Press - Seattle, WA

Letterpress Cards

The Pike Street Press is Seattle’s trusted commercial craft letterpress printing company. We print locally and with customers worldwide, with a wide range of design & advertising firms, freelance graphic designers, individuals, and corporations.

We combine many specialty services in house. Letterpress, foil stamping, die cutting and edge coloring are all processes we do in house. Additionally, if you have a project that involves offset, digital, or laser cutting we can coordinate that work with our trusted production partners.

Busara Teuber / ilee papergoods - Shoreline, WA

Letterpress cards & calendars

Busara (Ja) Teuber graduated from the College of Fine Arts in Bangkok, Thailand, and received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington in graphic design. 

She started Ilee Papergoods which is a letterpress company based in Seattle. Their goal is to create little works of art that combine creativity and craftsmanship. All of their letterpress products are printed by hand, using a 1902 Chandler & Price press, in small quantities to ensure absolute quality. 

Karin Vance Chickadel / VaChi - Shoreline, WA

Paper art

After working in sculpture for some years, Karin Vance Chickadel discovered the niche of artist’s books while earning her MAAT at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She went on to further her studies in book making focusing on the sculptural aspects of Book and Paper arts at Columbia College Chicago, where she earned her MFA in 2005. While at CCC, she began teaching others basic binding methods. Today she continues teaching book arts and creating her own sculptural pieces and artist’s books. She is inspired by the various properties intrinsic in books and by everyday objects, cityscapes and landscapes. She makes work that is both personal and universal, portable and permanent, 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional. She looks to create an element of surprise and joy in her artist's books and sculptures. Karin creates her paper scenes using a variety of techniques including paper cutting, layering and folding. The designs in her pieces are originally hand cut using an Xacto knife and an eye for detail. Some of the designs are then laser cut, and each layer of paper is hand folded and hand bound into these small works of art. 

Claire Jauregui / Orange Twist - Seattle, WA

Paper Goods

Orange Twist paper goods are designed and screenprinted by hand in the sparkling city of Seattle, Washington. Founder and printer Claire Jauregui started Orange Twist in 2008 as a way to foster connections between people while injecting humor and handcrafted design into everyday life. Claire loves color, word play, and puns, and is committed to creating quality, environmentally sustainable goods.

Kate Endle / Kate Endle Collage -  Seattle, WA


Kate grew up in Ohio. She received a BFA from The Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio. She's been illustrating professionally for over twenty five years. You can find her illustrations and collages on posters, magazines, stickers, picture books, bus shelters, magnets, home decor and paper products, a fiberglass pig, galleries, boutiques and all over her parent's house. Her love of paper is evident in the collages she makes, rich with color and admired by all ages.  She live in Seattle and Vashon, and says she often feels like the luckiest girl in the whole wide world.

Breia Mallett / The Brush & Mallett - Lynnwood, WA


Breia and her husband Ryan started their card business together, and from concept to completion, everything is done in-house.   Breia's hand drawn images are scanned to her computer to digitally create the touches of color that complete the illustrations. Breia delights in coming up with fun ideas for cards and being able to share her creations with others through her art.

Sara McNally / Constellation & Co. - Seattle, WA

Letterpress Stationary Cards

Sara McNally is the owner of Constellation & Co., a letterpress stationery company based in Seattle. She is a writer, designer, and letterpress printer (as well as wife, mom, podcast enthusiast and Sounders fan). Sara is inspired by real life relationships and the words that help us express love to the people in our life. She studied graphic design in school and fell in love with the craft of letterpress when she bought her first printing press at an antique store while she was in college. Her newest press is a 1970 Heidelberg Windmill and she has loved the challenge of learning to use a new press.

Claudia Bernal / Claudia Art Studio  - Bellingham, WA

Greeting Cards

Claudia Bernal is an artist and illustrator who has a passion for wildlife protection. Her works represent wildlife scenes from a dream world where all animals are happy and free. She's been sending letters to strangers since age 11, which inspired her to self-publish her own stationery line of illustrated greeting cards. She's a native from Venezuela, currently living outside of Bellingham, WA in the woods while raising a small wild child. Making art to inspire others and helping people find ways to live closer to nature and connect with one another is what makes her heart beat.  

Mi Jung Lee / Paris Tree Studio - Sammamish, WA

Greeting Cards

Mi Jung Lee creates greeting cards to share her love of the design process.  As she explores watercolor and learns to write in creative fonts, she prints and assembles each card by hand.  With a background in architecture, her inspiration comes from shapes and patterns of architecture, especially flowers in nature and travels abroad particularly in Spain. 

Paris is a place where she would like to live, even for a short period.  The Tree part of the name comes from a favorite tree motif that she designed on one of her trips there.  The Studio is not based in Paris but the next most beautiful place - Seattle.

Hannah Viano / Devilspurse Design - Winthrop, WA


Hannah Viano is an artist, illustrator, and adventurer prowling around the mountains and waters of the Pacific Northwest. She fell into papercut art a while back and uses the simple tools of paper and blades to make graphic, timeless images. Much of her work and projects revolve around sense of place and appreciation of the natural world, whether that be travels far and wide or just wide eyes in your own back yard.

Maggie Rutherford / Maggie Rutherford Art- Lake Forest Park, WA

Greeting Cards

Maggie is a Seattle, Washington-based artist who received her BFA in Painting & Drawing from the University of Washington in 2009. As a life-long resident of Washington State, the Pacific Northwest landscape is an enormous influence on her art.  Working primarily in watercolor and gouache, she creates illustrations that are inspired by nature, the cycles of the seasons, and the wild woodland garden that she lovingly maintains.  She wants her work to reflect the power and presence of the natural world around her, celebrating not only nature's grand moments but also its dear and intimate details.

Justin Chan / Forefront Images - Seattle, WA


Justin is a Seattle-based freelance event, fashion, wedding, and portrait photographer. He moved from Canada to pursue a career in Occupational Therapy in the United States, where he began photographing his local adventures and overseas travels. He has called Seattle home since 2002 and loves boardgames, salmon poke, and the Seahawks.  "Seattle: A Visual Chronicle” is his first published book and it holds to him an important message that Seattle has a meaningful history that is worth reflecting upon during these fast-evolving times that Seattle and all of its citizens are experiencing. 

Caitlin Dundon / Handwritten Life - Seattle, WA

Painter & Calligrapher  

Seattle artist Caitlin Dundon is known for her trademark handwritten script and colorful mixed media paintings. She is a professional calligrapher and instructor in both mixed media collage and pointed pen calligraphy. Her art features nature prominently in simple, poignant ways, with colorful graphic elements and lots of inspirational sentiment.

Michelle Zeidman / Modern Nature Art - Seattle, WA

Postcards & Calendars

Michelle Zeidman’s beautiful, nature inspired illustrations aren’t just nice to look at. They’re interactive too! Color them and send them to friends or keep them for yourself. Available in mailable postcards and a 2019 calendar.

Amber Leaders / Amber Leaders Design - Seattle, WA


I love creating art that makes people happy.

I quit my job as a digital artist in 2012. I had been working in the animation industry since 2001 in various styles. I decided I would really like to work on my own style and go a more traditional route (although I still do most of my work digitally). I have been participating in my local art walks, posting art in local coffee shops and I love it!

It's a thrill for me to hear that my art makes people smile. I heard that in the first show and ever since, it has been the anthem of my art work. I hope to bring a feeling of a joy with a sense of nostalgia with my palette and Mid-century modern inspired style. I hope you enjoy my art and thank you so much for stopping by!

We hope you enjoy this little video to honor the life of our shop dog, Stella. Thanks for all the love many of you gave her over the years.