Tuesday, December 21, 2010

the first post

Where to begin? I've been suffering from "blogger's block" for the past month in anticipation of officially beginning this little design blog. Perhaps a formal introduction would be appropriate before going much further.

For those of you meeting me for the first time, I'm Lindsay. Otherwise known as designer. night owl. mother. paper addict. coffee-lover. wife. entrepreneur. friend. believer. musician. dreamer, and founder of Inklings Paperie. I love to create paper goods that delight and inspire.

You could say that I've been around creative souls since day one, being the offspring of two artists who met and fell in love at art college in the late 60's. My mother was an aspiring fashion designer and my father, a graphic designer. He wooed her with his Letraset skills, and she, with her illustrations. It was a match made in heaven.

My mother made some huge sacrifices and chose a life of child-raising over fashion (which, in the 70's was anything but fashionable) while my father started a small design studio where, at a young age, I was introduced to the original Macintosh 512k, spinny office chairs, and Letraset markers! More importantly, I learned the essentials of typography, the beauty of paper, the patience of a father, and the power of design for the greater good. I owe a great deal to my parents. They lived out their faith, creativity, work ethic, and love of people in everything they did (and do).

Fast-forward 21 years, and I graduated from University ready to take on the world. The York/Sheridan Program in Design was a tremendous part of my design education. I learned core design principles which, to this day, I still draw upon (excuse the pun). Four tough years... but worth every minute.

Since marrying my best friend and moving to Detroit, Michigan in 2002, I have had the tremendous pleasure of working with some talented individuals as I help companies and not-for-profits build their brands and communicate their messages. My design business (and my family) continue to be a focus of mine, but I'm also venturing out of my comfort zone a little to pursue a pet project of mine that has long been on the back burner... namely, Inklings Paperie.

Stay tuned as I share the creative inklings in our studio, pass along easy DIY projects, and reveal the first Inklings Paperie product! I'd love to hear your thoughts and ideas as well.

May you discover something delightful and inspiring today.


P.S. This first post was undoubtedly on the long side.
I assure you that in future posts, I will let the images tell (most of) the story.


  1. Congratulations on getting over your blogger's block and writing the first post - and a great job you did, too! I'm looking forward to seeing your designs and getting previews of the products you come out with!

  2. Good for you Linds! You are truly a multi-talented mama! I wish you the best in your latest creative endeavour!

  3. Thanks to both of you for your sweet words! :)