KATY SENSENIG SCHILTHUIS // FRESH OUT OF INK
Katy fell in love with Albert via snail mail at the age of 14 – hence her love for handwritten and heartfelt messages. In 2016, she launched paper and gift company Fresh Out of Ink, in Dallas, Texas. Fresh Out of Ink creates fun, quirky, and unique hand sketched goods: greeting cards, art prints, notepads, coffee mugs, tea towels, and more. Katy and Albert work to come up with the (sometimes crazy) ideas, and Katy illustrates every item. Together, they hope to spread love and laughter.
CRISTINA AYALA // MTXNY
In 2014, after spending a few years in the graphic design world, Cristina took a weaving class in New York – and fell in love! She took a few more fiber workshops, started her business, and has been knotting and weaving ever since. Cristina makes loads of commission work, special-order extra-large macrame pieces, one-of-a-kind fiber art, and wool and cotton necklaces.
DANIELLE ALDRICH // ONDERKAST STUDIO
Danielle created Onderkast Studio, a letterpress boutique and design shop specializing in greeting cards, letterpress goodies, and custom work, in 2015. She works on a whim, and writes down ideas as they inspire her – then buckles down to pair them with fun illustrations and colors.
NOSHEEN IQBAL // NOSHII
Nosheen started Noshii in 2009 by doing retail installations, and began her product-based journey in 2014. She offers eco-friendly mixed media art – embroidery on wood – with meticulous and beautiful attention to detail. Each piece begins as a laser cut piece of wood. It’s then sanded, finished with coconut oil, and embroidered with colorful thread. Nosheen has an insane love for color, and works hard to choose the right color for each piece.
ALENA SAVERA // LENA VERA
After searching for months for high-quality, affordable modern jewelry – and having no luck – Alena started Lena Vera. She uses inspiration from her job in architecture to create both modern statement pieces and delicate pieces of jewelry for the modern woman. She used a 3D modeling software to design her jewelry, has it all laser-cut, and assembles by hand. Money from every Lena Vera purchase goes toward women’s education programs in third world countries.
KAT FRENCH // KAT FRENCH DESIGN
Kat loved art as a kid, but didn’t get serious about it until after college. Her business, Kat French Design, began as a freelance graphic design venture that turned into a greeting card line in 2015. Ever since, she’s been getting creative with cards, prints and noteapds, adding more to the line every year. Each design starts with a hand-drawn illustation that is then finessed and digitzed using a design software. All illustrations drawn by Kat either start on paper or a Wacom tablet.
BERNADETTE BUENTELLO // CRETEATION
Bernadette started working with concrete & cement because it was a great medium for a tight budget! She started the creative process making jewelry, and then moved into modern home decor shortly after. She taught herself to mold, pour, and set each piece – and spent over a year perfecting her formula for a smooth, clean finish.
RHONDA WARREN // COLOR BOX LETTERPRESS
Rhonda was a grahpic designer who accidentally aquired a letterpress. She got her start with Color Box Letterpress 13 years ago, and now operates as a company of 4: all whom work together to brainstorm, design, and letterpress print by hand. Color Box also specializes in custom work and wedding suites.
KATHARINE HARLOW // KEEKA COLLECTION
Katharine has always been fascinated with textiles from around the world. Time teaching English in Korea, plus a trip to South America, inspired her to create Keeka Collection in 2017 – home decor and accessories with a global flair. Katharine designs her products in Dallas, and works with a family in the Cusco region of Peru to source and handmake her products.
SARA BAGGET + DEIRDRE BUCHANAN // LUCKY FRANKLIN
Sara and Deirdre were instant friends in middle school and bonded over a shared interest in fashion design. They both studied Fashion at UNT, both took jobs in the corporate world, and decided to launch Lucky Franklin in 2013. In 2015, they found their stride designing, printing, and selling graphic tees on Etsy, and haven’t looked back since!
CAITLIN MILLER // FAVORS & STUFF
Caitlin started Favors & Stuff, an online party shop, after finding her calling while masterminding a monopoly-like game extravaganza for a school project in third grade. She specializes in all things games, custom gifts, & fun times.
JENNY NEMLEKAR // JENNY N DESIGN
Jenny started making custom, gorgeous leather goods over 10 years ago, after making tote bags in her college dorm room! At Mosaic, we love her craftsmanship + attention to detail. Every piece is hand made.
ALISHA + RUBY // PACHA
Alisha & Ruby are creatives and entrepreneurs at heart. They started PACHA as a way to combine their passions and do good in the world, one canvas bag or perfume bottle at a time. They draw inspiration from Alisha’s grandmother, who was a maker herself.
ALEX HUGHES // WANDERING PAPER CO
After getting her graphic design degree, Alex created Wandering Paper Co as a passion project: stationery and prints celebrating all things “wandering” the globe. She’s passionate about learning about different cultures and art forms.
JILLIAN GRESK // VINTAGE STATIC
Jillian’s background in cosmetology & sales was the perfect combination of experience to start Vintage Static, a modern bath and body line. All items she hand makes are paraben and sulfate free, and vegan.
ALLI CLEMENTS // STORYFOLK TX
Alli has always loved DIY. She launched StoryFolk TX – handmade wooden letterboards – and makes everything using power and hand tools, perfecting the little details. For her, the creative process is about patience in finding the perfect design.