Women's entrepreneurship Week: Designers + makers
DAMetals Jewelry + CRAFTLAND
Devienna moved Providence to pursue her MFA at Rhode Island School of Design in 2004. As she graduated from grad school, her first job was being Craftland's first hire (ever), managing the pop-up store and its' artists volunteers in 2006. Devienna is a mother of two, living in Providence, making her jewelry line (DA Metals Jewelry) out of her studio in Pawtucket, and is a co-owner of Craftland. Her jewelry is sold in hundreds of retail stores and museum shops nationally, since 2009.
Jessica is a RISD grad living and working in Providence. After many years as a freelance illustrator, Jessica decided to launch her own wedding stationery business with the help of her husband Robin, and their faithful dog Biscuit.
She combines her love of hand lettering, illustration and color to create invitations that truly reflect the personalities and tastes of the couples she works with. Next year, she is planning to launch the wholesale portion of her business at the National Stationery Show in New York.
Brandie Leach is the self-taught designer, owner and maker of RetroStitch; an eclectic collection of handbags with repurposing at the heart. She created her brand in 2013 and draws inspiration from everyday women and the beauty they exemplify. Brandie served 8 years in the active duty Army and resides in Cumberland with her husband and four children.
Champagne & Ink is a creative event design and styling team run by two friends, Ellen PJ Kelly and Danielle McCarthy. Ellen and Danielle took their career experiences in art, design, management, and events and combined them to create a new, unique company specializing in high-end one-of-a-kind and handmade work.
Clients find Champagne & Ink for custom designed wedding and event stationery, letterpress, prop building, photo shoot styling and direction, decor sourcing and creation, vendor curating and much more.
Design Services Team Lead
Michaela is a young designer living in Somerset, MA and working in Providence for MOO's amazing business design team. Pre-MOO, she worked at Gordon College's design center as a photography assistant and production artist. Outside of work, Michela steps away from the computer and spend time in the ceramics studio, usually building homes for all the plants I keep acquiring. Her favorite color is cerulean (though mainly because the word itself is great), and contrary to popular belief, she doesn't live with any cats.