I'm Jessica Bates, founder of Jack + Ella Paper, an eco-conscious stationery brand that is proudly based in the state of Wisconsin. The goods reflect my respect for simplicity and I take great care in making all of my products as gentle on the environment as possible.
I have always had a tendency to get just a little too excited about designing my own holiday cards each year, and at some point along the way, I realized I could actually spend my days doing what I love. Officially beginning as an Etsy shop in 2010, J + E Paper has blossomed into a full-time venture where I find myself working at a job that truly doesn't feel like work at all.
What's in it for you? My goal is to be your stationery go-to gal. I have clients that started out with a simple order of change of address postcards and then came back for wedding stationery, holiday cards, open house invitations and then baby announcements! Definitely a favorite part of my work is meeting great people and helping to make their life milestones even more special through creatively designed paper goods that match their style.
When not peddling paper from my home studio, you can find me enjoying bubble tea, signing up for races that I later regret, spending time with my dogs, hoarding Pinterest boards, eating Mexican food of any kind and practicing yoga. But most importantly, hanging out with my too-good-to-be-true husband and the real Jack and Ella, my children. My cup runneth over.