We added four new faces to the ScrapMatters Design Team on the first of this month. I gave a brief introduction to them in the weekly newsletter, but wanted to give you a chance to get to know them a little better…
Hi everyone! My name is Jennifer Labre, known online as jenn7. I live in Wisconsin (brrr…) with my husband Jeff and two daughters Jordan (11) and Jenna (3). I’m currently a SAHM where I love spending time with my family, reading, watching reality TV, and of course, scrapping and designing! I started paper scrapping back in 2001 when I was pregnant with my daughter Jordan. In 2005, I discovered digital scrapping and haven’t looked back! (Although I will admit, I still have all of my paper supplies!) For most of my professional career, I worked in marketing and graphic design. A few years ago I got interested in learning to create my own digital scrapbooking products. After a lot of practice and some encouragement from others, I began selling my designs in April 2010.
Three words that define me as a designer: creative, versatile, hardworking
Highlight of my designing career: I’ve been honored to be a part of so many amazing things over the past couple of years, but one thing I was so excited about was being a featured designer at The Daily Digi six months after I started designing.
Greatest strength as a designer: I really pay a lot of attention to detail and try to create things that I would use myself as a scrapper.
Least favorite part of designing: Naming the kits is often very challenging! (Have a great name for a kit, send it to me!)
My name is Jill, I’m 28 years old and live in the Netherlands. I share my home with my boyfriend and our 6 furbabies (2 rabbits, 2 rats and 2 hamsters). I’ve been (digi)scrapping since 2007 and used to be a digital scrapbook designer back in 2008/2009. I used to sell my designs here at ScrapMatters. After a 3-year hiatus from designing I really started to miss it and decided to give it another shot. I’m super thrilled to restart my designing adventure at my design home: ScrapMatters!
Three words that define me as a designer: perfectionistic, fresh, colorful
My design name comes from: Back when I first started scrapping I needed a forum username. At the time I was in college studying History. For some reason I wanted a username starting with the same letter as my first name (Jill) and being a history geek, I decided on the username Juno (Juno is an ancient Roman goddess, the protector and special counselor of the state). When I started designing I just added “Designs” to it and my designer name was born.
Greatest strength as a designer: I think my greatest strength is that I try and learn something new with each kit I design and along with that grow as a designer.
Least favorite part of designing: Time management. This sure isn’t my strong point.
My name is Meagan and I’m 26, have two cute kiddos, Sydney, 3 and Jonas, 1 – turning 4 and 2 next month! I have a BS in math education (for reals) with art education minor. I’m short - 5’1″ – and hate it, but oh well. If I could re-make the food pyramid, chocolate would be in every space, and if I could go any place it would be wherever as long as it’s all-expense paid! Well maybe not anywhere cold! I have always loved designing and actually took a class about Photoshop and Illustrator back in 2003 but had forgotten most of it. Then I found digi-scrapping in 2009, had some CT positions by that fall, and started designing my own stuff by 2010.
Three words that define me as a designer: original, detailed, thoughtful
My design name comes from: Well I like to use my own name so people recognize me, and it’s a less common way of spelling Meagan, so I thought that would add some interest. I like to be unique and really make my own themed elements so “creations” just seemed to describe my work!
Greatest strength as a designer: I have an art background, my minor was Art Education with my Bachelor’s, and I had worked in Illustrator and Photoshop over 9 years ago, so I do approach things with the art knowledge I have. I use principles of design in my products to give them more of a sense of realism.
Favorite part of designing: My favorite part would have to be thinking of fun themed elements and then watching as they come together! I also love making the word art as that’s what I started with when I started designing, but wasn’t really getting the response I wanted. The word art clusters I do now give me a chance to scrap as I design and find a way to share my word art-making skills with others!
For the people who don’t know me, I imagine that’s kinda all of you, my name is Tamara, I’m 32-ish, and I’ve been creative all my life – making cards, drawing, painting etc. I love it! But it never came to my mind I could use them into designing…talking about tunnel vision A couple months ago I was looking at my stash of pencils, paints and markers and it hit me, so I started doodling, and the rest is history.
Three words that define me as a designer: fun, easygoing, creative
My design name comes from: I was addicted to cappuccino, I had to cut back on some things I loved, so now it’s black coffee with sugar (but I’ll cheat sometimes and take a cappu still LOL).
Highlight of my designing career: Getting into ScrapMatters!! It was a goal from the start to sell at ScrapMatters.
Favorite part of designing: coloring in my doodles
I hope you’ll take a moment to welcome these ladies to the store. Their designs are so fantastic, and they’ve been such a great addition to the team already! You can find all the ways to reach them on our team page, or by popping into the forum. I can’t wait to see what you create with their gorgeous products! Happy scrapping!