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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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So…we’ve been busy around here – can you tell? Things look a bit different, we have a new name (more on that next week!) AND we’re introducing a slew of new wedding collection characters. They’ve been in the works for over a year now and we’re thrilled to finally offer them for purchase.

Our goal for these new characters was to seamlessly blend whimsy with refinement, while still maintaining the MaeMae essentials of punchy patterns, rich textures and playful illustrations. We love that these suites are all achievable at a collection price point, but still feel hyper customized with their strong attention to detail. We can’t wait to see how couples put their own spin on each character and make them their own through personalized text and vibrant colors (can you imagine Willie with a kelly green border? We can).

Check out our first six characters in full detail via the wedding tab above, and stay tuned throughout the new year as we unveil even more characters, along with new color ways for each suite.

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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.

 

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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No calls please!

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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!

 

Aaaannndddd!! Here it is! The first ever MaeMae Wedding Collection!

Since our passion lies in creating customized designs that accurately reflect the mood of a couple and their wedding, the MaeMae Paperie Wedding Collection was purposefully designed to make each piece feel custom and unique. Rather than stick your names and dates into a template, our mission is to recreate and convey your tapestry of stories and dreams onto paper through the means of thoughtful, imaginative, and vibrant stationery. Each design is carefully typeset and customized, so that your wedding suite is as unique as you. Feel free to mix-and-match illustrations, colors, and layouts so that our story becomes yours.

See photos of the full collection here! You can download pricing here, a PDF of all the pieces here, and the design library (colors, motifs, fonts etc) here. It is available in stores nationwide and of course you can order from MaeMae directly. We will be featuring all the wonderful stationery boutiques carrying our line in the coming weeks.

We are also having a sweet little giveaway for 50 customized notecards* (for anyone! you don’t have to be wearing a fatty diamond) this week to celebrate! You can enter by telling me what your favorite suite is by doing any of the following things: (a) comment on this blog post (b) mention @maemaepaperie in a tweet and link to this post (c) mention the MaeMae Paperie Facebook page and link to this post. Every time you take one of those actions you are entered to win! Please enter by Friday at 11:59 PM PST.

*The 50 free customized notecards are flat printed (unlimited colors) on 110lb cotton paper and are accompanied by matching blank envelopes. Giveaway is open to US citizens only.

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!

My dear bloggies,

I am so thrilled to tell you that MaeMae is moving to the Mini Apple, aka Minneapolis, Minnesota! !!!!!! times a million! We are SO EXCITED! BEYOND! My handsome husband, Jason, just accepted a position as a sports reporter at the Star Tribune and we will be moving there at the start of next month. I could burst I am so proud of him and all that he has accomplished while growing and learning as a journalist. We are both so incredibly blessed to be able to chase down our individual dreams and live a life together all at the same time.

We can’t wait to find a beautiful new studio, try new foods, navigate through a new city, hang out with Babe the Blue Ox, bike around lakes in the summer and skate on them in the winter, and of course reunite with old fiends and meet new ones. Old friends you ask? I actually grew up in the Mini Apple (well, Bloomington, a suburb) and moved to Phoenix when I was 13. So in a way (although my family doesn’t live there) this is a homecoming for me!

I will miss all my beautiful friends terribly here in Southern California but I’m not worried about staying in touch. We are already an hour and half away from each other (and that’s the close ones!) so we already know how to Skype. And duh, I’ll be back to visit. I will also be continuing to work with all my SoCal clients! I’m always a phone call or email away. And my wedding collection will be at two SoCal stores, Urbanic and Sweet Paper, so you can stop in to see new work as the collection grows.

So there are two things I want to put out there:

1. Come say goodbye at the Trunk Show! Not a bride? Come to the reception from 4-6 PM at Urbanic.

2. MaeMae is hiring! I am looking for a new assistant and an intern. Interested? Know someone who would be the perfect fit? Email me at megan@maemaepaperie.com

Here is Jae after we received his acceptance letter this weekend. What a cutie.

A total dream come true. My own window display at Urbanic! The design and execusion is thanks to my dear friend Ruthi from Camp. She is a straight up genius. A huge huge thanks to Melody at Sweet and Saucy Supply for these gorgeous cake stands. You can rent them here. What a brill idea! The daytime photos were taken by the talented Maureen who works at Urbanic and the nightime photos are by Miss Ru. The window will be up until the trunk show this weekend!!

ALSO! stay tuned for a big announcment TOMORROW!! BUCKLE UP! PS it has nothing to do with babies. or the trunk show. or the collection. But it’s just as exciting (probably more…) than all those things. It kind of has to do with snowmen.

Bloggies – I am so excited for the trunk show! JUMPING UP AND DOWN! Everything is coming together perfectly and can’t wait to show you all next Saturday. All of our characters are groomed and ready for their debut. A sneak peek will be coming later this week! Oh wait. It’s Thursday. So manybe tomorrow! xx

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Dear discerning stationery enthusiast,

I am writing to inform you that MaeMae Paperie’s Wedding Collection has finally arrived! (insert visions of me jumping up and down and waving sparklers in the air) You’re invited to become acquainted with our paper friends at our unveiling. We’ll sip mimosas, play with our stamp collection, and, of course, view the entire MaeMae collection. Join us on Saturday, March 17 from 11 AM – 4 PM for a trunk show at Urbanic Paper Boutique, 1644 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice, CA 90291. We will be offering free reply cards (with blank envelopes) to all of our couples who order from the new collection at Urbanic that day. Looking forward to meeting you there!

Love, Mae

P.S. I am headed to Urbanic after I finish my breakfast here to set up a window display with a ton of help from my dear friend Ruthi! Can’t wait to show you pictures…


Praises on high! This website that has been brewing in my brain and computer for almost 2 years (what!?) is finally here. I am actually sitting here refreshing the URL hoping all our hard work will pop up and throw glitter all over the studio… holding my breath… IT’S LIVE!! YAY!

A gigantic thanks to my husband, my family and friends who have been calling, emailing, tweeting, and texting me this morning, the two lovely ladies who helped me finish out the collection, my current clients + those of you who took a chance on a girl with a dream in the past, my printer, my programmer, and my portrait photographer. Real credits to come.

Our fancy new blog on the website is having a little trouble this morning – but when we make the switch to the new blog I will let you all know!

Thank you all for paying attention to what’s going on in MaeMaeLand and for helping achieve my dreams!

xx

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My new motto is (well I say it to myself – yes, when I talk to myself):

“good things take time – fab things take a long time!”

Well it’s the time after the long time – and time to show you all the new goodies!! Here’s what’s in store for you on Tuesday / Oct / 25

1 / website launch!
2 / social stationery launch!!
3 / pop-up shop with 100 Layer Cake !!!

The wedding collection is complete as well and will have an official launch in November!

So there you have it. Real dates. Real commitment. REALLY excited!

Above are some sneaky peekies of what we have been doing over here:

1 / new pony logo designed by
Rose! looks more like my blue pony from my childhood. photos of the original pony coming soon :)
2 / THE CHECKLIST. aka our life over here. the wedding collection is going to be so thorough you won’t know what to do with yourself. we covered everything from 4 different save the date options (magnet, flat, postcard, accordion) to all the day of goodies you would need (labels, signage, tags, coasters, stickers, bottle wrappers – MATCHBOOKS!!)
3 / Oct. 6 – MY 26TH BDAY! nothing but the oldies. too bad I didn’t think to move the pencil before shooting… so excited for this new year. new places to go, new things to accomplish!
4 / yes. MaeMae will be doing WAX SEALS!! baller. shot caller.
5 / the album mock-up. I am working with three different people to make this happen. and they all rock. and so will the album.
6 / calendars…. ahh!
7 / I made 16 greeting cards. buy some postage + get your pen ready.
8 / celebratory banner from my bestie,
Whit. DOFCH = Dome Of Foam Coming Home. a phrase from the swim team days. aka kick hard. it’s taken on a whole new meaning. thanks for the support, whitters.
9 / notebook from Rose that chronicles the 2011 collection: all the things I’m making, specs, pricing, etc. pretty much as important as THE CHECKLIST. but prettier.
10 / all 250 pages of proofs for the wedding collection. 5 people have looked over it. I told you – thorough!!
11 / my newest friend – the eraser. some people think it’s brave to use pen. it’s braver to acknowledge things are going to change. and to be ok with it.
12 / address stamp collection – kind of my favorite thing.

STAY TUNED, bloggies!

and PS we will be moving to a new blog address – but don’t fret – I’ll let you know where to go.

xz, Mae

When I moved into my new studio I wanted TWO desks. My main mega one for designing, paper work, etc and a second one for crafting. I convinced the good ol’ hubs to let me get that second desk but have never used it for crafting. I did try to use it for a while for packaging, but it ended up being covered in endless stacks of stationery, envelopes, and calligraphy samples.

I have cleaned off the sweet desk, put up a bulletin board, plugged in my laptop, stocked it with scrap paper, pens, pencils, scissors, 4 kinds of tape, wrapping paper, tags, and baker’s twine, and now need some super creative and hardworking interns to sit at it!!

I loved the set up so much I actually sat there for about an hour doing emails.

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 junior designer + office manager may be offered.

An interns duties would include:
+ illustrating
+ typesetting
+ text proofing
+ prepping files for print
+ packaging + shipping
+ quoting + invoicing

The required skills for the position:
+ proficiency in Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop
+ great understanding of type design, composition, and color theory
+ consistent availability
+ open to new ideas + learning
+ respectful, great communicator, exemplarily work ethic
+ tidy + organized

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 (
download here) to megan@maemaepaperie.com.

Interviews will start May 17. I can’t wait to hear from you!

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