the person: I am Christie Jones. Blogger turned calligrapher, who loves mid-century modern decor, minimalism, sea otters and my super creative husband Ian Jones.
the blog: bedsidesign was born in 2011. After scribbling countless design ideas and inspired thoughts into a journal that I kept by my bedside I decided to filter them through blog form. I began exploring various creative outlets from interior design to photography. I built a loving community of loyal readers with similar interests. In the beginning of 2013 I knew it was time to venture out and learn something that was on my list for years, and so I positioned myself to learn copperplate calligraphy.
the business: As I learned calligraphy I shared my journey with my community. Only six weeks into learning I was approached for my first freelance addressing job. Seeing something that I created with my very own hands bring someone so much joy completely changed my perspective. I searched for other calligraphers in my area and came up empty-handed. The idea of turning bedsidesign into a business that operated both in my local community and abroad was sparked, and here we are today.