|I'm Jen, a graphic designer who owns and runs an online shop called MadeByGirl,and the author of Made By Girl blog. I recently launched a new shop called Cocoa & Hearts where I sell my original paintings, which I'm very fond of as well! all I love my job, it allows me to be extremely creative while providing me with a sense of freedom and accomplishment I've never felt before. I'm also a practicing Christian - who loves Jesus. I am extremely open about my faith, so feel free to learn a bit more about my past & testimony here.|
My BusinessI have always wanted to run my own business and so in 2007, I launched MadeByGirl. We create paper goods and typographical posters and sell them to customers all over the world from California to Australia to France. Aside from the online shop, I also sell through Etsy and more than 30 stores across the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. MadeByGirl has appeared in several publications such as Inside Out, Marie Claire, Pregnancy, Lucky, Real Living Australia and more. My work has also been written about and featured on dozens of design blogs throughout the country.
Jen has been a contributing writer for popular magazine sites like The Nest and Ladies Home Journal. She has collaborated with brands like West Elm, Lamps Plus, Rue La La, Lancome, Shoe Mint & more. She has been a guest speaker at a popular event called Love Your Life hosted by Lynette Lewis to inspire & empower women. In addition, she's also spoken to homeless youth at Covenant House in New York City encouraging them with ideas on how to start their own business.
(below is my old office from Las Vegas)
My paintings available via my shop Cocoa & Hearts
My BlogLaunched November of 2006, I blog about interior design, art, food, fashion and pieces of my own life. My blog is updated 5 to 6 times a week. I am inspired by many things - creativity, typography, clean design, color and emotion - and I like to share them with my readers. My favorite posts are ones featuring homes owned by designers, readers and other bloggers. One thing most of my readers have commented that they like about the MadeByGirl blog is the number of photos that I post. I think it's important to showcase for readers the same visual inspiration that I get when I see things.
Things I LoveNYC, reading magazines, design books, learning new things, notes from my husband, painting, Jesus, family, cupcakes, my church, blogging, handbags, wood floors, photography, home magazines, cafes, the idea of living in Paris, my iPhone, cappuccino, decorating my home, and my boxer. For more on me, my faith, my work feel free to read this interview.
"Even though you planned evil against me, God planned good to come out of it. This was to save many people's lives, as he is doing now. " - Genesis 50:20