We recently spoke to the lovely Meghan from Darling Paper Co to find out a little more about the brand and where she gets her inspiration from. Meghan was one of the first few to join our directory, and are so grateful to feature her amazing products and watch our two businesses grow.
1. Tell us a bit about your business and what products we can expect to discover?
Darling Paper Co. is a stationery brand based in beautiful Adelaide. We offer the the usual suspects for all your writing needs i.e. writing pads, notebooks, pocketbooks, journals and planners. I’d like to think DPC is a little quirky and adds a little whimsy to a girl’s life.
2. What is your background and how did you start working with stationery?
My background is in accounting. I have loved stationery since the very first notebook my sister bought me when I was little. It was a Japanese notebook and it had the cutest little pictures and stickers. As I was craving a more creative career I was instantly pulled towards designing stationery.
3. Which other stationery labels do you love and what inspires you?
OH SO MANY! there’s so much great talent out there. The queen of stationery would be Anna Bond from Rifle Paper. She is such an inspiration and an amazing entrepreneur. In Australia, it would have to be Bespoke Letterpress. I bought a little letterpress card from them many many years ago and I’ve just watched them grow. Now they have their beautiful shop with the cafe, it’s just amazing.
4. What is your workspace like and what is your creative process?
I work from my apartment, which can be a little challenging as it’s a small-ish space and I’m a little bit of an organiser so I like things to be neat and tidy. So whenever I’m painting/designing/taking photos, it’s like a bomb hit our place and there’s stuff everywhere. My creative process is a little haphazard. Usually, I plan what needs to be done and gather inspiration/photos and get to work. However, sometimes I can get side tracked or lose momentum. So I definitely take it as it comes and try to stick with the initial plan.
5. What do you love about working with stationery and what are some of the challenges?
I love that there’s so much freedom. However, its like a double edged sword, with all the freedom it can get overwhelming because I want to do everything! haha.
6. What new projects are you working on and where would you like to see your business in the future?
I’m currently working on a couple of new designs which I’m planning to release in May. I’m also working a blog for my website. With regards to the future, I’d love to see DPC grow and be in more stores and interstate as well. All really exciting!
You can see more of Meghan’s beautiful range by heading to her website – http://bit.ly/darlingpaperco