I took my first Journalism class in College and at the time, I had no clue what it do for me. I was good in English in High School, and for me, Journalism was a natural (and I’ll admit it…easy) progression. Since that class, I have written for a few local publications and my most favorite part about it is the people I’ve met.
When I interviewed Kristin of Semi Sweet Press for The Seen mag, I knew of her business, and loved it. But I knew nothing about her. Nowadays, you can conduct a full interview without meeting the person, but it can be hard to have that personal connection through e-mail, and it can be hard to get real, genuine answers from someone when they have the time to edit what they’re saying.
After I received her answers, I instantly knew we would be friends. She made me laugh out loud (again, hard to do through e-mail) and she was authentic. That is why I’m so grateful and happy to have her as one of my first blog partners!
Kristin, 34, runs her Semi Sweet Press stationary business from her home that she shares with her husband in Sacramento. She got her degree in Illustration in college and worked as a designer for eight years before trying her hand at freelance illustration and design.
Her card business started with a card that she made as a promotional piece for her freelance illustration business. She loved that she was able to show her quirky side, and that it wasn’t directed by anybody else. It was all her.
After receiving a positive response from the people who saw it, she started creating more cards for fun. It wasn’t until this past summer that she decided to take her business more seriously and gave it a name, designed a logo and started working on more designs.
She hosted her first workshop a couple weeks ago, and at this time, she will be vending at the GOOD Design Market on 11/2, at a pop-up shop at Lululemon on 11/22, she will be at the DIY Craft + Food Swap that I’m hosting with Shine on 11/23 and there is a possibility that she will be at a craft fair in the Bay Area on 11/29 and 11/30.
Get it girl!
I’m so grateful that writing gave me the opportunity to meet her and convince her to be on my blog. And I’m excited for our DIY Holiday Workshop that we are hosting in December! If you are local, check out her booth a the GOOD Market. If not, you can find all of her current cards on her website and follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.