Monday, 18 June 2018

The Paper Gazelle

With a background in fine arts and graphic design, Jay's new business The Paper Gazelle is definitely one you will love!
You will find beautiful fine illustrations, hand lettering, art prints, wooden wall plaques, signage, stationery and also styling and design services.

I have watched Jay's hand lettering videos on Instagram and I am fixed. I could watch them for hours! Her lettering is stunning.

With the excitement of her new website launch, you can make the most of


Enjoy this beautiful find,
Becky x

Tell us a little bit about yourself 

I’m currently a stay at home mum who loves all aspects of designing, creating and styling. My background was originally in graphic design and visual styling in interiors, however for the last 10 years I’ve been working in a corporate environment until I left to go on maternity leave. 

I love neutral colours, grey and stripes on everything, travelling overseas, trying new restaurants and re-watching 90s chick flicks over and over again. 

'Welcome To Our Home' Plaque

Tell us a little bit about The Paper Gazelle

I started an Instagram account at the beginning of this year to document and share some of my projects. This account was really to motivate myself to be more consistent with finishing projects but also to connect with other likeminded creatives. 

Through making, illustrating and lettering again, I found that I really missed and still loved being creative. After a few lovely messages from people to make some custom orders, I decided to start a business in April. 

'Say Yes to New Adventures' Art Print

How did you name The Paper Gazelle? 

I found a pair of brass Mr & Mrs Gazelles in an amazing antique shop in Blenheim while on a trip to celebrate my 30th birthday that my sister and family had planned for me. They are amongst my most prized possessions for sentimental reasons from our trip but I also love them because they are such elegant and beautiful animals. After playing around with quite a few different options with the word gazelle, I settled on The Paper Gazelle. 

Floral Letter Plaque

What is your favourite part of running your own business? 

So far it has been getting back into designing and making across so many mediums. I love that no two days are the same and keeps me busy. I also love the flexibility it has given me to be able to spend the days with my son who is growing up so quickly, and then be able to work at nights. 


What is one thing you do daily to make your business work? 

Have a LOT of coffee!! J Make lists on pretty stationary, my day planner and neutral coloured post-its!! On most days, I find breaking projects down into small tasks help me fit in one or two things in before my son wakes up from his nap! 

Plywood Signage

Where to from here with your business? 

At the moment, the big milestone for me has been launching my website TODAY! I have designed and built it myself and I can’t wait to see some orders come through!

'Foliage ABC' Print

Instagram: @thepapergazelle 
Pinterest: The Paper Gazelle 

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