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For my entire career I’ve dreamt of having my work featured on Design* Sponge, and earlier this year my dream came true with a studio tour feature! Thank you to my friends, Shannon Grant for writing such a lovely article, and Bethany Platter for taking the stunning photos! I’m still on cloud nine over this one :)

Read the full article and see all of the photos here!

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btm_maemae_13As I previously shared, here at MaeMae we have love collaborating with other artists and partners. I am so thrilled to announce that this February we are partnering with an amazing foundation here in town, Be The Match, a non-profit dedicated to saving the lives of patients in need of marrow transplants.

After being connected to Liz over at Be the Match (thanks for the introduction, Melissa!!) I was so inspired by the Liz’s stories of the enthusiasm and passion supporters of Be the Match have for people they love as well as people they don’t even know.  I wanted to create a notecard set that shares the same heart of the foundation and its supporters through unique design, luxe printing, and a beautiful message on the cards.

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The design process started with this inspiration board and then I decided to add color through hand painting washes and then applied the washes to patterns from our new wedding collection. The sentiments were fun to come up with because I thought about the people I’m most grateful for and what I would want to say to them. The three messages on the cards are:

Dear ____ , xo _____

Thanks., Love _____

I’m so proud of you.

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I’m so pleased at how the collection turned out!! These exclusive notecard sets are now available in the shop. When you purchase a set of these notecards, $3 of your purchase directly supports Be The Match’s mission of saving lives of patients through marrow transplants. The funds will be used to help grow the Be The Match Registry so more patients can find their match, provide financial relief for families struggling with uninsured medical costs and advance the science of marrow transplantation. To learn more, visit BeTheMatch.org.

We created 100 sets of six notecards which include three designs and are printed on heavy cotton cardstock. They feature beautiful watercolors inside of patterns finished with gold foil. The perfect gift for yourself or that special someone! Share your love and gratitude with the ones who support you the most–while supporting an amazing cause!

Share your own set on social media using the hashtag #maemaegratitude.

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All photos from our instagram account: @maemae_co

MaeMae & Co. is currently seeking to fulfill a 3 month internships (non-paid) for those interested in the design, photography, branding, and stationery industries.  The position will start in mid-January. School credit preferred, though not required. You must be based in the Twin Cities area during your internship. My goal for every intern is that they will walk away feeling prepared and equipped to begin a fruitful career in the creative industry. You can read more about some of my past design interns’ experiences here.

Duties will include:
+ assist in photo shoots
+ fulfilling shop orders
+ creating content for social media and blog
+ general assistance with studio needs
+ stepping into design projects to help
+ managing wrapping and shipping of product

Required skills:
+ proficiency in Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop
+ proficiency in prepping files for production
+ great taste and understanding of product styling
+ comfortable with camera
+ comfortable uploading to WordPress
+ great understanding of type design, composition, and color theory
+ consistent availability
+ open to new ideas + learning
+ respectful, great communicator, exemplary work ethic
+ tidy + organized

Things you will learn during your internship:
+ how to successfully collaborate with clients
+ methods and systems to approach new projects
+ problem solving and appropriate ways to handle difficult people and situations
+ how to style photo shoots
+ how to work well in a team
+ insane attention to detail
+ pretty packaging and presentation for clients

You can download the Design Internship application here. The application is due Monday, January 19 by 5PM CST. To be considered for this opening please send an email entitled “ Internship Application” with your .PDF portfolio (no more than 10 MB) resume, cover letter + application to jobs (at) maemaeco (dot) com in a single email.

Note well:
Due to the volume of applications received we will be unable to respond to every email received. Please DO NOT call to follow up on your application. Fill out the application by using Acrobat Reader or Acrobat Pro. You can download the free version of Acrobat Reader here. Do not add your own style or design to the application or hand write it.

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We’ve been sitting on so many cool things we’ve been wanting to share, and today is the day! I’ve written this post in my head several times and today I walked over to work at 6AM through the snow to finally finish it and present our big reveal!

A little over a year ago things really started shaking up at MaeMae. The first change was moving my office out of the spare bedroom into the main living space of our condo as Team MaeMae grew from just me to a team of four.  In this living room we did some pretty cool things together: we worked with Jenna Bush Hager on a sweet baby announcement for Mila, saw a MaeMae print on a swim suit at Anthropologie, began a new adventure of photo styling (and hand modeling…), experimented with new wedding stationery styles (see more on that here), designed brands for really cool people and companies including The American Edit, and created the biggest and baddest wedding invitation for my girl Summer which was featured in the latest issue of Martha Stewart Weddings. It has been so incredible and humbling to see how much stronger my company has become with the help and dedication of my smart and hardworking team. Their presence also forced me to have a clean house and to actually get dressed everyday. Well some days I made exceptions.

During all of this experimentation, exploration, and creating, we thought, hey, four girls in one small condo living room isn’t enough. Let’s invite some friends over. We began collaborating with some fabulous creatives in town: we shot photos with Wing from Canary Grey, played with fruit and flowers alongside Jackie from Munster Rose, and made the epic MaeMae Movie (more on that next week!) with Maribeth from Hello Sunshine Films. It has been so cool to learn how to work alongside other artists in different mediums. I’ve learned so much about preparation, how to explore ideas further, and how other creatives process and see things.

With a packed house (and a patient husband who is also awesome at arranging furniture so we all fit, thanks, Jae!) we were outgrowing our workspace, company name, and website and it was time for some change!

I started MaeMae Paperie in February 2008 while I finished my senior year of college (you can listen to an interview where I share more about that here!). I had no idea what was ahead and no real plan of how to get anywhere, but I had a lot of passion for design and paper and a strong feeling that this company was what I was supposed to be doing. Through all of the peaks and valleys over the past six years, MaeMae has continued to be my calling. Currently that still includes paper, but extends into other visual and interactive outlets – mainly our branding projects which involve website design, strategy, photo styling, and more. As we continue to add to our services, grow as a team, and collaborate with other creatives and vendors, I wanted a company name that better encompassed what we do everyday and a site to showcase and explain how you can work with us. So that is what we have done! The name MaeMae & Co. represents more than just me, more than just paper.

Paper will always be a gigantic part of what we create and it is something I am even more passionate about now than when I started the company. Expect to see lots of new wedding and branding stationery from the new MaeMae & Co. Our company motto is also rooted in the foundation of the company: People before paper. While it can mean a multitude of things in different situations, at the heart it means that the people we work with are more important than the end product. The guests you’re inviting to the wedding are more important than the invitation. Providing great customer service is more important than edge painting your business card. So while the name and scope has expanded, the heart to put people first will always remain.

While the name change and website redesign was being developed, we simply could not continue to work in my house anymore and we made the big move (two blocks down the street to be exact…) to a beautiful loft in downtown Minneapolis where we have room to continue shooting the MaeMae Movie, organize our inventory, hang inspiration, play with more fruit, style more photos and make more messes, send Martha a custom wedding suite, teach styling seminars, and have room to breathe.

So many great new things mean there are so many talented and caring people to thank for making it possible. Thank you, Jason, for helping me carry the weight of owning a small business and for showing me what it means to have grace and perseverance to make dreams come true (cue me tearing up at my desk). Thank you, Mama and Daddy, for helping in every possible way you can think of from afar and for the encouragement you provide through emails, cards, gifts, calls, and visits. Thank you brother, Colson, for thinking I’m so much cooler and bigger than I ever will be and for flooding your Facebook with posts about MaeMae. Thank you brother, Spencer, for inspiring me through your hard work and incredible determination. Thank you, my Gonzalez family, for loving me even through my incessant working while on vacation together (but I am getting better at not doing that!). Thank you to so many of my sweet friends who constantly check in on how MaeMae is doing, send inspiration, and extend grace and understanding when I get my work/life priorities messed up. Thank you to my first clients who believed in me and MaeMae. Thank you to all of our clients, because with out you this doesn’t exist at all. Thank you, Team MaeMae, for bringing so much peace to my life, for giving the greatest care to all our clients, and for filling this studio with your creativity, hard work, and wonderful ideas. Thank you, Katie, for your patience and vision as we transformed and shaped MaeMae from the messy ground up. Thank you, Anna, for making things happen so seamlessly and for always being so willing to help out above and beyond your job description. Thank you, Lori, for your dedication to making beautiful things and for putting in the research and extra time to make that happen. Thank you, Ashley, for your amazing work behind the scenes and for being a catalyst for all of this change and great new work.

And so, with much gratitude, I present the new MaeMae & Co. Thanks to those of you that have followed us since the start, and hello to all of you we are just meeting!

xx, Megan

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This board is inspiration for an exciting partnership with a truly fantastic organization in town that works everyday to save lives through bone marrow transplants. We are creating a custom greeting card line for Valentines Day and a portion of all the proceeds will benefit their cause. Can’t wait to share more with you soon!

– Megan
PS. Here’s a little peek at our studio this fall.

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This week at MaeMae, we:

Agreed that PINK is really great, all the time, on everything
Were super impressed by this DIY FEATURE in Lonny Mag by Jenny Komenda (and celebrated the fact that Lonny is back)
Discussed the merits of VINTAGE EPHEMERA for design inspiration
Listened to the new POLICA album on repeat
Celebrated being named BEST STATIONERY by Minnesota Monthly in its November, Best of the Hidden Twin Cities feature!
What were the highlights of your week?

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Just a few months back, the MaeMae team moved out of Megan’s downtown Minneapolis apartment into a new studio just a few blocks away. Since then we’ve had fun sharing the decorating progress (as you can see here, here and here), and are now thrilled to be able to show off the new space in it’s entirety thanks to the recent issue of Mpls St Paul Magazine! Check out the article for more photos (AND for bonus shots of Megan’s apartment – seriously so good).

Thanks Mpls St Paul Magazine (and Wing Ta for the photos)!

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Together with the incredibly talented storyteller, Maribeth Romslo, of Hello Sunshine Films, we are creating the MaeMae Movie!! It’s all about our process of sourcing and cataloging inspiration to apply to our client’s projects as well as some in-house experiments (and in the future: products!). Here are a few behind the scenes moments Katie took. You can see more on instagram here.

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photos of my home studio from my Instagram.

Happy happy NEW YEAR, bloggies!! This last year has been such a year of learning and taking time to step back and reevaluate how I think and do things.

One of the greatest lessons I learned in 2013 was the power that lies in a TEAM.

Something that I personally worked on this last year was setting my priorities straight after allowing my work to become the center of my universe for five years. Through the encouragement of an amazing community of friends, my (**ahem** Emmy award-winning writer) husband, and my family, I have realized what I want to live for and have begun to set things right. What I was most surprised by is that when I began to see my business as a job (that I am still crazy passionate about) and not my life purpose, MaeMae actually began to move toward achieving its goals and thriving in a way it never could when I was responsible for everything.

And for this, I have Team MaeMae to thank —an incredibly talented and hardworking group of people who took on roles that fit their skill sets and passions and thus freed me up to do what I’m skilled and passionate about. Instead of caring about impressing people that I could do it all my own, I had my eyes open to the satisfaction and peace that comes from caring about PEOPLE and getting done what you told those people you were going to get done with excellence (and a little MaeMae flair…). From this change in perspective I came up with our company motto: People before Paper. (you can read more about this and my personal motto in my Everygirl interview)

Thanks to my talented and hardworking interns from 2013: Sara, Carla, Karin, Kenna, Morgan, and Jenny. It was so much fun to have you on board and I am so excited to see where your skills and creativity takes you.

And of course to my current team of three who are moving forward with me into 2014, Katie (studio manager), Anna (design apprentice + social media manger), and Ashley (designer), I am so appreciative that you chose to use your talents here at MaeMae and am so thankful that you always go above and beyond what your job requires to do everything brilliantly. Thank you for being a part of this journey and making MaeMae better than I could ever do alone.

A huge thank you also to my husband, Jason, for being our on-call IT guy (often via FaceTime..), our accountant, and all around partner in this business. Thanks for being patient, encouraging, and for always giving me grace. I appreciate and love you.

Now that you know the team, would you or someone you know be a great addition to it??! We are currently expanding Team MaeMae and are hiring a graphic designer. Read below for more info!

DESIGNER
MaeMae Paperie is currently seeking a seasoned and confident full-time web and print designer to join Team MaeMae here in our Minneapolis home studio. This position will be given to someone who works well both independently and in a team. Because of the varied nature of our projects this designer must be flexible, resourceful, and eager to go above and beyond call of duty.

Design duties will include (but are not limited to):
+ illustrating
+ web and other multimedia outlets
+ custom wedding stationery, announcements, and holiday cards
+ branding, collateral, marketing materials, and packaging design
+ in-house design for new MaeMae products + marketing

Qualifications:
+ fast working and deadline oriented
+ good listener, quick learner, swift executer
+ skilled illustrator with exceptional understanding of type design, composition, and color theory
+ experience with prepping files for print and using different papers and printing methods
+ experience in web design and prepping files for programming 
+ great communicator both verbally and visually

You can download our Designer Application here. The application is due Wednesday, January 15 by 6 PM CST. To be considered for our opening please send an email entitled “Designer Application” with your application and portfolio to jobs (at) maemaepaperie (dot) com in a single email.

This week at MaeMae, we:

  • Agreed that pink is really great, all the time, on everything
  • Were super impressed by this DIY feature in Lonny Mag by Jenny Komenda (and celebrated the fact that Lonny is back)
  • Discussed the merits of vintage ephemera for design inspiration
  • Listened to the new Polica album on repeat
  • Celebrated being named Best Stationery by Minnesota Monthly in its November, Best of the Hidden Twin Cities feature!

What were the highlights of your week?

Happy Friday! We’re going to start posting recaps of life at MaeMae headquarters, and we’re starting with some shots from the last few weeks – it’s been busy, foggy and fun :) And in case you missed any of the blog posts, here’s a quick recap…over the last couple weeks, we:

1. Introduced Billingsworth, that guy who mixes a mean martini and sports buffalo plaid
2. Pulled photo samples and talked about different options for incorporating photos into announcements
3. Celebrated a New Orleans-inspired wedding that was featured in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine’s Wedding issue
4. Talked about one of our favorite color combinations
5. Showed off our favorite print (it was featured in Rue Mag!)
6. Got really excited about the arrival of fall
7. Patted Drake, one of our collection suites, on the back for being so versatile
8. Discussed how obsessed Katie is with all things zebra and hosted an awesome giveaway!
9. Drooled over these beautiful styles from Bridal Fashion Week

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Happy Wednesday! Here’s a quick photo from the studio today as we were pulling photo samples for one of our lovely retailers, Allison Kate Stationery in Laguna Beach. We offer photos printed directly onto our cotton paper or photos printed on traditional photo paper layered onto the cotton paper through photo corners or cleanly onto the paper. This is fantastic for save the date cards, birth announcments, promotional pieces, or holiday cards! YES! We do custom holiday cards!!

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photo by Wing Ta of Canary Grey

Yesterday marked one year since Jae and I moved to Minneapolis! It has been such a journey as we adjusted to a new life here together. I am so thankful to report that this has become our city, our home, and a source of great joy. I can’t even begin to thank all of the wonderful new friends we have been blessed with as we settled into the Land of 10,000 Lakes. I have never felt so loved, cared for, and accepted.

I will go into this more later, but this first year has completely altered my work/life balance for the best. I have begun to exercise wisdom to get everything done instead of just working more. WHAT A CONCEPT.

Now that things are starting to pick up with an influx of new local Minnesota business (and my new approach to being wiser about how the day is spent!) it’s time to expand MaeMae! There are three positions currently available.

Studio Manager
I am currently seeking an enthusiastic, organized, and brilliant studio manager to join Team MaeMae. This person will be my rock that keeps projects running smoothly while also working on projects to increase outreach and awareness about the company. This is NOT a design position, but will be given to someone who is knowledgeable about and interested in design, small business, the wedding industry, and of course, paper.

This is a paid, part-time position that will begin with 20 hours a week and could increase based on performance. You must have a reliable car you feel comfortable driving downtown (and do I have to say in the snow?!), be consistently available, and work well independently with a joyful attitude.

Job Description:
+ daily correspondence through email, phone calls, and in-person meetings
+ project management which includes quotes, inspiration organization, production, packaging, and communicating with clients
+ scheduling appointments, project due dates, and daily tasks
+ head up PR and outreach through personal correspondence, social media, and blogging
+ manage inventory, shop orders, and studio supplies

Qualifications:
+ confident, respectful, and a skilled communicator verbally and through writing
+ organized, tidy, intentional, self-motivated
+ good listener, quick learner, swift executer
+ exemplary work ethic and eager to go above and beyond call of duty
+ comfortable with design programs or eager to learn (don’t worry – you won’t be creating wedding stationery!)
+ resourceful and independent

You can download the Studio Manager application here. The application is due May 1 by 6 PM CST. To be considered for our opening please send an email entitled “Studio Manager Application” with your resume, cover letter + application to jobs (at) maemaepaperie (dot) com in a single email.

Design Internship
I am accepting 3 month internships (non-paid) for those interested in the design + stationery industry. You may apply for summer, fall, or winter internships. School credit preferred, though not required. You must be based in the Twin Cities area during your internship. My goal for every intern is that they will walk away feeling prepared and equipped to begin a fruitful career in the creative industry. You can read more about some of my past design interns’ experiences here.

Required skills:
+ proficiency in Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Word, and Excel
+ great understanding of type design, composition, and color theory
+ consistent availability
+ open to new ideas + learning
+ respectful, great communicator, exemplary work ethic
+ tidy + organized

Things you will learn during your internship:
+ how to successfully collaborate with clients
+ methods and systems to approach new projects
+ problem solving and appropriate ways to handle difficult people and situations
+ print techniques, proper print preparation, references to good printers
+ how to work well in a team
+ insane attention to detail
+ pretty packaging and presentation for clients

You can download the Design Internship application here. The application is due May 1 by 6 PM CST. To be considered for our openings please send an email entitled “Deign Internship Application” with your .PDF portfolio (no more than 10 MB) resume, cover letter + application to jobs (at) maemaepaperie (dot) com in a single email.

PR Internship
I am accepting 3 month internships (non-paid) for those interested in working closely with a small creative company on PR efforts. School credit preferred, though not required. My goal for every intern is that they will walk away with a working knowledge of how to connect with prospective clients and maintain upstanding relationships, how to create compelling and effective campaigns, and how to create a cohesive and engaging online presence.

Required skills:
+ confident, respectful and skilled communicator verbally and through writing + consistent availability
+ open to new ideas + learning
+ respectful, great communicator, exemplary work ethic
+ great at planning and breaking down projects into tasks
+ tidy + organized

Things you will learn during your internship:
+ how to think out of the box in creating awareness about a brand/product
+ problem solving and appropriate ways to handle difficult people and situations
+ how to work well in a team
+ how to create a unique voice through social media and blogging.

You can download the PR Internship application here. The application is due May 1 by 6 PM CST. To be considered for our opening please send an email entitled “PR Internship Application” with your resume, cover letter + application to jobs (at) maemaepaperie (dot) com in a single email.

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To be considered for our openings please send an email entitled “Studio Manager Application,” “Design Internship Application,” or “PR Internship Application” with your .PDF portfolio (no more than 10 MB) resume, cover letter + application to jobs (at) maemaepaperie (dot) com in a single email. Applications for all positions are due May 1 by 6 PM CST.

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And here are some photos from my instgram from the studio. Do you ‘gram!?? Follow me!

I am about 80% settled into my new studio space! And now it’s time to bring in some new talent! I am now accepting interns for this fall semester. The internships will start on Oct. 8 and will run for the length of time that is required or desired by each intern.

MaeMae Paperie is a unique stationery and design studio from Los Angeles, California that relocated to downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota this past April.

DESIGN INTERN / download the application here / We are accepting 3-6 month internships (non-paid) for those interested in the design + stationery industry. School credit preferred though not required.

Through the many wonderful interns that have worked with me both here in Minneapolis and in Los Angeles, I have formed a curriculum that we will follow to make sure that the young designers who come through the studio will get to experience and practice most of the necessary tasks and lessons that are essential to a professional designer. My goal for every intern is that they will walk away feeling prepared and equipped to begin a fruitful career in the creative industry.

After completing the internship, paid positions for further design work may be considered. To be considered for our openings please send an email entitled “Internship Application” with your .PDF portfolio (no more than 10 MB) resume, cover letter + answered questions to jobs (at) maemaepaperie (dot) com. You can retype the questions or print, write + scan them to the studio. DO NOT answer the questions in the email body.

Required skills:
+ proficiency in Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Word, and Excel
+ great understanding of type design, composition, and color theory
+ consistent availability
+ open to new ideas + learning
+ respectful, great communicator, exemplary work ethic
+ tidy + organized

Things you will learn during your internship:
+ how to successfully collaborate with clients
+ methods and systems to approach new projects
+ problem solving and appropriate ways to handle difficult people and situations
+ print techniques, proper print preparation, references to good printers
+ how to work well in a team
+ insane attention to detail
+ pretty packaging and presentation for clients

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This summer I had five of the most wonderful ladies intern for me. They all were so hardworking, positive, talented, and brought loads of beautiful work and joy to the studio. I asked them all to share a little bit about their experience here:

Q: What is something you learned about the design process while here at MaeMae?

Stacia (University of Minnesota, 2013): I gained a lot of confidence while working at MaeMae because I found I have the capabilities to do a lot more than I thought, if I just allow some time for it. I would be given projects sometimes (like some of the map projects) and immediately freak out a little bit. I would tell myself I had no idea what I was doing. When I stepped back, did a little research, and just took time to create the image I had in my head, I had no problem with it. I think this is invaluable as a designer, I feel like I am almost capable of creating anything now! I also learned how to create a process that works for me. In my classes we are often times forced to all do the same amount of sketches and from there, follow an identical process. I feel Megan’s process works a lot better for me, which is why I’m thankful for this experience! Megan seeks more inspiration and categorizes ideas into themes. I think this works well with clients too; they feel as though they are part of the process and the designer isn’t blindly guessing at what the client wants.

McKenzie (Bethel University, 2013): I think the biggest thing I learned about the design process is that going out and looking for inspiration is a great way to get started on a new project. Not only does it motivate you to want to create more it also makes you aware of what is being created and also who is creating it. Being aware of your audience as well as your fellow designers is important. I realized that I can get inspiration from other pieces while still sticking to my own design style to create something completely original. For some time I was hesitant to look up inspiration pieces because I wasn’t sure how much of the idea was becoming my own. The more I design the more I am realizing my style and how to make work an original McKenzie!

Kailene (University of Minnesota, 2013): Versions. Versions, versions, versions. Until now, I had only really worked on multiple versions at the very rough stage. However, working at MaeMae taught me how to create many finished versions for the same client in order to offer them multiple choices at a well-defined stage.

Q: What is something you are taking away from this internship that will help you with future design jobs with either a firm or your own clients?

Anne (Maryland Institute College of Art, 2014): The client/designer relationship is a bit of give and take. It’s important to respond to the clients needs, but also just as important to direct them to a better outcome using your own unique vision and knowledge as a designer.

Johna (Minneapolis Community and Technical College, 2012 – during her last week here Johna accepted a job at Ultra Creative!! SO PROUD OF HER!): I learned that clients will respect you more if you set deadlines and non-negotiables from the start. Having not done much freelance work before, I was wary about telling people they only get “x” amount of revisions etc. You taught me that people would understand and respect you more if you are firm about your process.

McKenzie: Two things I learned about interacting with clients is that customer service and learning to not take things personally are key. First and foremost when working with a client you need to keep their concerns high and take responsibility even when it may not be your fault. As the designer it is important to stand up for yourself but also know when to put your pride aside. The same goes for how a client responds to your work. If they do not agree with you on a design matter you can be clear about your view however you must again put your pride aside and not be stubborn. In a way you are working on a team with a client  and so compromise is necessity. As I mentioned previously it is also important to communicate clearly and efficiently while understanding that you work for the client.

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Thank you for your interest in our internship!
No calls please!

 

Martha Stewart Wedding / Real Weddings Special Issue 2012 / Quimby Reception Card

Weddings in Winnipeg / February 2012 / Ronnie (such a great coverboy!) / Violet / Marlowe Panel Invitation

Utterly Engaged / Vol. 3 No. 20 / Portraits by Charley Star / view full article here

Oh Joy / April 6, 2012 / read full post here

Daily Candy / Office Accessories That Work / Marlowe Address Kit / read full post here

Always so grateful to have MaeMae featured. I pretty much screamed when I saw that Ronnie got onto the cover of a magazine! He’s such a stud.

MaeMae is hiring in Minneapolis! MaeMae Paperie is a unique stationery and design studio from Los Angeles, California relocating to Minneapolis, Minnesota. We are so excited to bring some fresh talent to the MMP studio. There are two positions open:

DESIGN ASSISTANT / download the application here / We are looked for a seasoned designer who can manage custom projects, assist with the growth of the business, and client relationships. This is a full time position. To be considered for our openings please send an email entitled “Design Assistant Application” with your .PDF portfolio (no more than 10 MB) resume, cover letter + answered questions (next 4 pages) to megan@maemaepaperie.com.

Design Assistant duties will include:

+ project management (work with clients from start to finish on custom projects)
+ creating new wedding stationery and social stationery products
+ styling and photographing product for website and line sheets
+ website updates
+ inventory management
+ updating social media
+ managing advertising and promotion of MaeMae to clients and others in the industry

Required Skills:

+ extensive experience and mastery of Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop
+ proficiency in Word, and Excel
+ works with confidence and swiftness
+ mastery of type design, composition, and color theory
+ takes initiative on projects assigned and generates original ideas generated on his/her own
+ takes instructions well and remembers how to complete tasks
+ takes criticism well and learns from it
+ respectful, great communicator, works well with others, exemplary work ethic
+ tidy + organized

DESIGN INTERN / download the application here / We are accepting 3-6 month internships (non-paid) for those interested in the design + stationery industry. School credit preferred though not required. After completing the internship, paid positions for further design work may be considered. To be considered for our openings please send an email entitled “Internship Application” with your .PDF portfolio (no more than 10 MB) resume, cover letter + answered questions (next 2 pages) to megan@maemaepaperie.com. You can retype the questions or print, write + scan them to the studio. DO NOT answer the questions in the email body.

Design Intern duties will include:

+ illustrating
+ fulfilling online orders
+ fulfilling wedding collection orders
+ text proofing
+ prepping files for print
+ packaging + shipping
+ quoting + invoicing

Required Skills:

+ proficiency in Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Word, and Excel
+ great understanding of type design, composition, and color theory
+ consistent availability
+ open to new ideas + learning
+ respectful, great communicator, exemplary work ethic
+ tidy + organized

This position is still open and the start date will be the 2nd or 3rd week of April! No calls please!

All of the gorgeous photos above are by Charley Star for my studio feature in Utterly Engaged that launched today! Check it out for a sneak peek of the new collection! The whole collection will be unveiled on the site tomorrow!

Saturday was one of my biggest dreams – EVER – realized. Audrey – thank you so much for taking the time to meet with me three years ago and for encouraging me since then to push my craft, inspiring me to make a wedding collection, and for hosting such a fabulous party for MaeMae. This is huge. Thank you Elizabeth, Courtney, and Kay for making the day so smooth and to Maureen for stopping in to see it too :)

Thank you so much to everyone who came out (even during the rain!) and for all my friends and family who supported me from afar with letters, emails, texts, and tweeets :) My supportive family and Whit came all the way from Arizona (and Colson from Moreno Valley) just for the day and I know many of you drove long distances throughout Southern California to make it. I so appreciate it and will never forget the day. Thank you to Summer for making everything gorgeous and tasty and to Lindsay for assisting with all that beautification. Thank you to my assistant, Caitlin, for pulling such long hours with me the past few weeks! Also – anyone in the San Diego area that is looking for a designer email Caitlin! She will be moving there soon! Thank you my sweet, Jae, for hauling box after box and for forcing me to eat that bagel egg sandwich and OJ (sorry Whit for spilling it on you.. oppsie!) while we were all just throwing stationery, flowers, and punch into the air hoping it would all land and the store would look perfect. Thank you also for napping curled up like a little baby in the corner of our couch because stationery is literally covering every inch of half our home. You know I can never do anything without you.

All of these stunning photos are by Lehua Noelle with the help of Jenna Bartlo. I spent all Sunday just telling Jae how much I loved them.

Time to cook up some more dreams now… Oh and find a new home, pack, and move.

Photos of the collection coming Wednesay morning!