Custom designed and handcrafted anniversary and travel related gifts business celebrates 6 years in business!
As you know, we’re all about celebrating. Our motto is to :
Live. Love. Travel. And celebrate everything!
So, we’re proud to say that we go into this weekend reflecting on the past 6 years of achievements and reaffirming our goals and commitments to the future of our little business.
What started in June 2013 as a one woman show, quickly turned into a husband and wife team, with the occasional part-timer to keep Jess sane.
It may sound small, and we are, but we achieve big aspirations, saying yes only to the things that give us the warm and fuzzies inside and remaining ever faithful to our niche clientele. We love crafting and creating custom anniversary gifts and cannot be more happy to continue to design for love.
Jess expanded our business based on anniversaries and travel by building and improving one day at a time. Over the past 6 years we have gone from a tiny space in our home basement, to taking over most of our house, to moving into our first 600 sq ft space in 2017 and moving again into a larger 1000 sq ft production studio in 2018 where we currently remain.
While it’s easy for us to visually see how far we have come with the equipment and skill levels we have acquired, the bigger picture can sometimes gets out of sight. So we like to take this time every year to reflect on where we came from and where we are now and maybe more importantly, where we want to go.
Our most proud accomplishment is how we continue to make our customers the number one priority. When ordering a custom gift from us, you are always a name. We never work from order numbers. We address and communicate with you personally and craft a made-to-order gift just for you.
Your love story becomes our inspiration and it fills us with happiness to create a gift that you will value and cherish.
Second to that is how we’ve been able to give back from day one. Jess made it a priority that no matter what, we would always give to our local communities and places we love. And we’re happy to say we’ve been able to give over $20,000 with the majority going to animal care facilities in Pittsburgh, PA and the Turks and Caicos islands.
Moving forward, our goals are to keep it small. We love working one on one with our customers and really feel that is what sets us apart. We will continue to expand our production equipment, improving and making new products and consistently working to enhance the buyers experience from design to shipment to when you open your gift for the first time.
A look back on Jessica Wilkeson Design Studio from June 2013 to June 2019:
- jessica wilkeson design studio celebrates 6 years in business!
- 20,700 orders designed, handmade and shipped to a loving home near you!
- 06.2013 – jessica wilkeson design studio was born in a basement in Pittsburgh, PA
- 06.02.2011 – inspired by jess + mike’s wedding in Turks and Caicos
- $20,000 + donated to animals and people in need ($1 per order)
- 47 countries we have shipped to, and continue to ship world-wide
- 2nd largest shipping destination, outside of the United States, is Australia
- 2.5 employees: jess + mike = full time team. Hiring the occasional part-timer to help jess
- 1 dream to make and craft art that people love and value