Jaybee Design from Calgary creates unique card designs that one can use for many different occasions including birthdays and anniversaries. Recently, we talked with the founder of the stationery company who told us how she began to make cards and how she uses her creativity in her designs.
What is your business called and what does it do?
We are a local stationery company based out of Calgary, AB. Our goal is to create shareable moments through the lost art of card giving. All of our product is designed/ printed in house or sourced locally.
What made you want to do this work?
I started out just designing a few cards for friends for their birthday’s and then my friend’s started asking me to design cards for them for other people and then my passion for stationery just sprouted and grew into this company.
What problem does this solve?
It allows me the freedom to create my own work/designs. It gives me the flexibility to pursue my own interests and passions and it also allows me to focus time on my family.
Who are your clientele/demographics?
With the humour & content of our cards it is geered a bit more towards adults but we try to have something for everyone. We do have prints and other products that are good for all ages.
How does your business make money? How does it work?
We sell our product online, and at a handful of locations across Canada. We also sell our product at local markets.
Where in Calgary can we find your profession?
There is a a good handful of local stationery designers that can be found in Calgary, and you can find them at local markets and in stores around the city as well.
What is the best question a prospective customer could ask a member of your profession when comparing services?
What makes your product local, and unique? We are currently a one-man show and as a result of that we design, print, pack and produce everything out of house. Our product utilizes humour to create shareable moments that people can relate to, whether is pop culture, or alcoholic beverages.
What is the best part about what you do? What is the worst part?
The best part is the freedom and flexibility I have to create my own work in my own style. Also, it is hearing from customers who appreciate and purchased my work how much they enjoy it, and how they have used it. The worst part would be the not knowing. You don’t know if someone is going to find your work funny or not. You don’t know if it will sell, or if it will be a big hit.
What are your favourite jokes about your own profession?
I haven’t heard any particular jokes about stationery companies.
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