Meet The Face Behind

THE PENNY PAPER CO.

A BRIKA maker story

Lindsay Stephenson

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“My Dad, although by profession was a lawyer, was terribly creative and gave me the tools while growing up to explore art.”

“I decided to go after my dream, and that was to create art and work for myself. That was ten years ago, and I haven’t regretted it once. ”


“The 3 things that make me happiest in the world: the summer, my family and the freedom my career gives me.”


“I decided to go after my dream, and that was to create art and work for myself. That was ten years ago, and I haven’t regretted it once. ”


Lindsay Stephenson is a kid at heart. As a former creative director at a toy retailer, she worked around and promoted toys and creative play. It was a dream come true...until it wasn't. The restrictions of working for a large company dampened her enthusiasm and imagination. So she struck out on her own to launch Penny Paper Co - a line of art and stationary that make you feel like you're a kid again.



Why is making handmade goods important to you?

You know that the person making them are following a dream. To me, nothing is greater than seeing someon doing what they love and I love selling to someone that loves what I make!

What did you want to be when you grew up?

In grade six I told me teacher I wanted to be an artist and he pretty much told me I'd be destitute and selling pencils on the street. So growing up I resisted any path that was too "artsy". In the end, I could't resist being one and now it is my career.

Who or what inspires you to do the work that you do? Why?

Artistically I'm inspired by my son, Oscar. I hold him at night and while he sleeps I think of how lucky I am to have him. My love for my own son inspires the art that I think other parents would relate to and would enjoy while they hold their children at night. From a business perspective, I am inspired by Stacey David from Love Fresh, someone who I've come to know through business. She runs a great brand and has been generous with encouragement for me as a small business owner. I adore her.

 


“I’m so excited to be on BRIKA among amazing other makers who I admire!”
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