A few weeks ago on Instagram, someone posted an item from Brittany Garner Design and I was immediately intrigued; enough to where I was opening up the Etsy app on my phone (oh yeah, I'm that person), and scrolling through her goodies. I laughed out loud several times and really, I was hooked. I'm so excited to introduce you today to Brittany, of Brittany Garner Design - or as those in the know refer to it, BGD. I've ordered a couple things from her already, and I will most definitely be back for more!
How did you get started with your Etsy shop? Is this a hobby, your full-time job, or something in between? It all started in 2010. I had just graduated college, gotten engaged, and was planning our October wedding (I like to group big life events really close together, apparently). I wanted custom stationery that I just couldn't find on any mass produced design website so I created my own. It snowballed from there as friends asked me to design custom items for them and the Etsy shop came after that. As of right now I work as a secretary at a university 30 hours a week and design for BGD on nights and weekends. It's getting a bit crazy but I try to keep that end goal in mind: to make BGD my full-time job when the time is right.
|Let go of the heavy foil print|
|Haha, love this wine mug!|
|One example of a bridal shower invite!|
|This print made me laugh so much I snorted!|
|Coffee before talkie mug|
Isn't she wonderful? Don't you want to just buy up her whole shop? (No really, it's a problem). Thanks so much for letting us get to know you more Brittany - be sure to check out BGD on Etsy!
*All photos courtesy of Brittany Garner Design.