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.
Like most paper aficionados, my love for paper started at a young age when office supply stores, collecting stickers and back-to-school shopping were where it was at. After college, I dabbled in the stationery world by creating my own wedding invitations and designing my holiday cards each year. What started as an etsy shop in 2010 has blossomed into a full-time gig where I find myself working at a job that truly doesn't feel like work at all.
When not peddling paper from my 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.
jessica bates, founder. headshot taken by the creative powerhouse, amy dreibelbis + ben fairweather of d+f studio. find them here.
most of jack + ella products adorn sweet little doodles that were drawn by the talented font designer, Rae kaiser of Outside the Line fonts. if you're not familiar with her, you need to be. visit her site here.