Archer & Olive is Live on Shopify
The Archer & Olive brand designs stationary that will inspire you to live your best life. Designer Bonnie Kuhl wanted to create a site that would showcase their high-end stationary products in a clean and beautiful way. We worked with Bonnie to create this new website design as well as her logo and brand kit!
The vision for her site was high-end, classic, and playful. Our goal was to create a feminine and fun online home for the best notebooks on the market. Check out the full design on Shopify!
“Knowing I'm creating this product that brings out creativity in others, fills me with so much joy.”
GO LIVE: WHERE DID YOUR PASSION FOR THE INDUSTRY OR CRAFT START?
Bonnie: I have been obsessed with notebooks since I could hold a pen! Every year at Christmas time, I would start a "Christmas Journal" which basically detailed my day to day, until Christmas arrived.
GO LIVE: DID YOUR EDUCATION HELP PREPARE YOU FOR THE INDUSTRY OR FOR STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS? OR ARE YOU SELF-TAUGHT?
Bonnie: This is a complicated question! Haha. My degree is in graphic design, but I taught myself the basics long before taking any classes. College was a great place to develop a style - though I'd say the real education comes from time spent on the job. In my experience, nothing educates you like just jumping in and getting started.
GO LIVE: WHAT’S THE HARDEST LESSON YOU’VE LEARNED IN YOUR BUSINESS?
Bonnie: There have been so many! I'd say the most important lesson I had to learn was learning to say no. There were many times I was afraid to say no because I didn't want to hurt someones feelings. Learning that I can say no, while still being respectful has been a tremendous help.
GO LIVE: WHAT DO YOU WISH SOMEONE WOULD HAVE TOLD YOU WHEN YOU STARTED OUT?
Bonnie: Keep up with your accounting!
GO LIVE: WHAT WAS THE MOMENT YOU HAD WHEN YOU SAID, “I SHOULD DO THIS” OR WHAT MADE YOU TAKE THE JUMP INTO WORKING FOR YOURSELF?
Bonnie: When I realized I was selling out of inventory on the first day, I knew I was on to something good!
GO LIVE: WHAT THINGS HAVE YOU GAINED / DO YOU HOPE TO GAIN FROM FOLLOWING THIS DREAM?
Bonnie: While I work so much harder than I ever did at a 9-5, I am so happy to pour everything into Archer and Olive. Knowing I'm creating this product that brings out creativity in others, fills me with so much joy.
GO LIVE: WHY DID YOU ULTIMATELY DECIDE TO WORK WITH US FOR YOUR RESTYLE OR CUSTOM DESIGN?
Bonnie: Our notebooks and planners are the best on the market, and I wanted the website to reflect that. I want our customers to see excellence from the second they land on the site.
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