Design House Digital has chosen the top digital designers in the business to provide digital kits for you to use. We're so glad they agreed to join forces with us, and excited to share them and their designs with you!
Courtney is a full-time graphic designer and social media manager, working from her home in Pittsburgh, PA. She took to art at a young age and truly loves all art forms but mainly focuses in drawing, painting, and calligraphy. In college, she studied graphic design and fine art with a minor in psychology. With a strong passion for people and creating, she eventually went on to further study Art Therapy. Unfortunately, due to serious chronic health conditions, for now she has been forced to put that on the back burner. Unwilling to let her health stop her completely, Courtney took her various art interests to a more serious level and began working from home.
As a serious lover of paper, Courtney used to scrapbook for hours when she was younger. (To this day, she still has a hard time leaving the stationary isle at the store without a cart full of goodies.) Although she has been in graphic design for many years, she's still a newbie to this niche of designing but has fully embraced the digi-scrap world! She loves every second of it and looks forward to continue to learn and grow with her new home at DHD.
When she isn't designing, you can find her playing with her puppy, spending time with family or enjoying quiet time with the love of her life, Ryan! Feel free to send her a hello and introduce yourself.
Diane is a full time graphic designer + crafter based in the beautiful county of Kent in England, UK. Once her children had grown and flown the nest, Diane turned a much loved hobby into a career, starting her own digital art business, Diane Rooney Designs, after studying graphic and multi-media design as a mature student at the University of Kent.
"It's my love of colour and pattern plus seeing the practical use of my work that drives my inspiration and passion for what I design and create every day. Although I love using my designs for my own creative endeavours such as digital scrapbooking and card making, I get hugely inspired when I see how my customers use them."
As well as working as a full time digital designer, Diane is passionate about helping others to explore and embrace creative expression through digital art. A computer crafting, digital art evangelist at heart!
Diane lives + works at home with her loving and incredibly supportive husband, also a graphic designer. They enjoy regular visits with Diane's four grown up kids and grandchildren who are another never-ending source of inspiration.
Visit Diane's blog to learn more about her!
Imagine Nation (Jennifer Donegan)
Even as a small child, Jen was fascinated by design, colour and composition. Travelling Internationally as a child led Jen to expand her appreciation of colour, art and design exposing her to many different countries and cultures and developing her passion for art in all its forms even further. It's hardly surprising that she started her own desktop publishing business in 1998, designing logo's, business cards and advertising for small businesses. Her passion for design led her try many different media and avenues of expressing herself creatively over the years and she went on to study Design at Newcastle University in Australia.
While raising a family she involved herself professionally in a range of creative and artistic mediums ranging from fine arts and Murano glasswork to sculpture and heirloom smocking. Finally, in 2011, her sister introduced her to scrapbooking, hesitantly at first until gradually it developed into a complete addiction. She developed such a love for scrapbooking papers and elements that she collected boxes of them that she couldn't quite bring herself to cut up as they were too beautiful to use and she worried she may not do them justice. Upon returning to work in the city, Jen found herself with a challenge.....most scrapbooking stores didn't open on weekends and she worked until late each night on weekdays, so she turned to the internet for inspiration.
That was where Jen discovered digital papers and it was love at first sight! Not only was it an accessible source of papers 24 hours a day, but with digital papers Jen found she could print them over and over again and no longer feared not doing the papers justice....after all, she could always print more!
She expanded her education, studying first with Jessica Sprague then studying under Carina Gardner to further her knowledge of colour and design concepts and to learn skills specific to the art of paper design.
Jen lives in beautiful Terrigal Beach in Australia, with her husband and 5 children. Her family and the natural beauty and diversity of her Australian surroundings are a constant source of inspiration for her paper design. You can follow her blog to learn more about Jennifer Donegan and Imagine Nation.
Inkling and Wit (Whitney Korstange)
Inkling and Wit is delighted to be designing at Design House Digital. Artist Whitney Korstange is the creative force behind this label. She is a print and papermaker. Creating digital papers is a natural fit, combining her technical, design & paper abilities.
Currently Whitney works as a papermaker at Maple Street Paper Company. Her handmade papers are used in wedding invitations, cards and journals across the country.
Whitney also oversees a collective blog called www.supporting-artists.com, a site dedicated to the daily lives of artists. You can view tutorials, studio spaces, get recipes and more from the everyday artist. And of course, find out more about Inkling and Wit through its website.
I feel so lucky to be a part of such a great design team. I'm new to the digital scrapbooking world, but I have been designing and scrapbooking for a while now. I'm an amateur photographer, a kawaii lover, a little on the shy side, a dreamer, and a blogger.
I graduated from Central Washington University with a BFA in graphic design. I currently work as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator, and now digital scrapbook designer! I love creating through design and craft. I enjoy the process of creating and the joy of sharing my ideas and creations.
Cute and sweet is what my art is all about. My designs are colorful, whimsical and intended to make people feel happy. When I'm not rocking out to my music and designing paper, you can usually find me in my craft room trying some new DIY project.
I became a graphic designer because I love being creative and I love hand-made things. I have an uncontrollable love for fabric, gems, jewels, thread, and paper. I love projects that use a variety of media, and I love embellishing and making things sparkle.
I'm motivated and inspired by nature, soft colors, natural light, and the simple things in life. My life outside of design and scrapbooking includes driving through back country roads, camping, hiking, and enjoying the mountains and beautiful weather of the North West with my two dogs and the love of my life.
A few years back, Kristin Damon started her scrapbooking quest selling wholesale supplies to local stores around her Mountain West hometown. It was then that she became addicted to scrapbooking products. On a whim she purchased CS, took a couple of classes, and found the perfect outlet for her penned up creativity, scrapbook product design. Shortly after leaving her sales position, she started designing for a start-up company, Cactus Pink. She graphically designed 6 huge product lines for CP before leaving the company to pursue her writing career. Her undying love of scrapbooking products and graphic design brought her back to the industry and she's truly excited to be a part of the digital scrapbooking world.
Kristin's traveled to Canada, Chicago, Portland, and Sacramento teaching scrapbooking classes. She's also a published card maker. Kristin is a hybrid digital scrapbooker at heart with plenty of home décor and projects to prove it.
When Kristin isn't designing, she's writing. She's written 25 romantic fantasy novels, 4 in active publication. She also enjoys spending time with her supportive husband of twenty years, her two great, patient teenagers, and the family's older dog. She loves to travel, read, write, makes crafts with her daughter, sew and watch girly movies with her bestie, hang out with her sister, drink soda, and watch zombie TV shows.
I'm excited to be here at Design House Digital! I embarked on this digital design adventure a few years ago. I had been digitally scrapbooking for years and then decided to learn how to design and hone in on my photography skills so I took photography and graphic design classes at my local art college. Geeking out at my computer comes naturally to me so using technology for memory keeping and design just made sense. I love it!
Along with designing, I teach digital photo organization and Photoshop locally at The Memory Boutique (www.thememoryboutique.net) a memory preservation company that I co-founded in 2009. I am also a part-time Paralegal and Office Manager at my husbands law firm.
Growing up, I was blessed with 4 crafty older sisters and a mom who taught us all how to sew. Creativity is in my genes! I currently live on 10 acres and a little lake in Michigan with my husband, our 3 kids and german shepherd. My husband is my biggest supporter and also has a creative side. Our kids love to draw and create too so there is usually a crafty mess going on somewhere in our house. I strive to live a simple life!
Michelle Scobell attended Utah Valley University and received her BFA in Graphic Design in May of 2004. She loves designing and has enjoyed working in the corporate and printing world as an in–house designer.
Now a stay at home mom, Michelle enjoys designing on the side. Her work can be viewed at MScobellPortfolio.blogspot.com.
She also creates adorable invitations for her Etsy site at Scobell Expressions, blogging at ScobellExpressions.blogspot.com (which is a work in progress J) and most recently designing scrapbooking images for Design House Digital.
Michelle loves digital scrapbooking and finds that she connects better with designing on her computer, rather than with actual paper, glue and scissors J
Michelle has been married for 8 years to her sweetheart Justin Scobell. They have a beautiful baby girl and German shepherd named Tank.
She enjoys spending time with family and friends, designing, shopping and being outdoors.
Like many digi-scrappers, I started my addiction with paper, way back in 2000. I quickly became frustrated with the limitations, cost and space requirements and even stopped scrapping for a bit. I was intimated at first by PSE and it took me a bit to get fully comfortable creating a page. I haven't paper scrapped since 2006 and have never regretted going 100% digi. I can honestly say that I am 100% addicted! Designing was never in my plans, I just loved to scrap. But, my wonderful husband kept pushing me in that direction. I designed my first kit (which was a blog freebie) in April 2012. Yep, I'm new at this! But, I must admit, designing only furthered my addiction. I can honestly say that I adore designing and I keep learning new techniques each and every day.
I am married to my very own Prince Charming and we currently live in Kansas City with our 2 very ornery dogs. One day, we'd love to move closer to our happy place, Walt Disney World, but until then I love designing products inspired by it. I have my very own blog where I combine my love of Disney and scrapbooking each and every day. You never know what you may find there.
I'd say my design style is very inspired by paper scrapping. I love to include paper pieced and realistic elements. Cardstock is another addiction. I adore cardstock! It's so fun, and versatile. Oh, and I must confess… I also adore alphas. You can never have too many alphas!
Yes, my name really is October Dawn and no my birthday is not in October. I am originally from Wisconsin and my parents' favorite time of year there is early mornings in October. They really loved the crisp morning air with the smells of fall so heavy in it.
Sara has always been interested in Graphic Design and Scrapbooking, but never realized the two would meet up down the road of her life. She attended UVU as a graphic design major while working various Design freelance and part-time jobs. She finally ended up full time for pcCrafter as a typographer - and was introduced into the wonderful world of digital scrapbooking.
Always on the lookout for a new adventure, Sara quit her day job soon after her daughter was born and went on to continue her love affair with scrapbook designing from home. Sara has designed for pcLayers, a Provo Craft Cricut Cartridge, and, most recently, has had two kits from Imagainisce release in the CHA Winter 2010.
Her love for digital scrapbook design has taken a back burner in the past year. But, after moving her family twice and finally settling down in the damp and gray northwest, Sara is finally ready to pull out her skills and start digi designing once more.
And, when Sara is not designing, she can usually be found either with a camera in front of her face chasing her daughter around the house, or working on, yet another, craft project or home decorating scheme. Feel free to visit Sara Schutz's blog for more of a taste of her life.
Sara currently resides in the upper-upper-northwest with her full-time-medical-student of a husband and a very lively and rambunctious two year old daughter -Ashlyn.
Sarah began as a traditional paper scrapper in high school and often created her own embellishments for her pages. She was delighted to discover digital scrapbooking in late 2008 and has not created a traditional scrapbook page since. Her love for creating her own paper elements quickly translated to her digital pages. An accountant by training, "designer" seemed pretty far off, but after learning more about digital design, Sarah began creating and selling digital page kits in 2011 as Little Birdie Digital Designs.
While special events and holidays are important, Sarah enjoys focusing on the everyday when making her pages and digital kits. Capturing her growing family and sharing those memories with them motivate her to continue creating. She is honored and inspired by others using her work to capture their special memories as well.
Sarah resides in Wisconsin with her family. When not designing or working on her own scrapbook, Sarah is busy with the boys in her life – husband, two young sons, and a silly labrador pup- and enjoys putting those old paper supplies to good use in various hybrid projects. You can follow Sarah's work and projects on her blog.
Tayler's journey to the scrapping world is a little bit unusual. She grew up with a mother that is the most crafty & creative person she knows. Tayler always had “millions” of papers, ribbons, glue dots, stickers, and buttons at her disposal. Any kind of crafting/ scrapping tool that existed was probably in her home. However, she gave up on scrapbooking because of her perfectionist problem. A single glue stick smear or bad cut would make her crazy. But with paper scrapbooking what could she do? There was no command-Z to undo any mistakes. So she left scrapbooking to her mother.
She found her passion in high school – graphic design. Tayler took a few design classes, which landed her a design internship at the Nike Headquarters (she was one of the first high school interns they have ever had). Tayler's love for design & skills in the Adobe programs grew even more after that opportunity. After high school she left her hometown of Milwaukie, Oregon to attend Brigham Young University in Provo, Ut. There, Tayler received her degree in Advertising with a minor in Visual Arts.
But it was her job as a poor college student that led her back into the scrapbooking world, and introduced her to digital scrapbooking. She worked at Persnickety Prints, a print shop that specializes in 12x12 photographic prints. There, Tayler learned how the industry had changed since she bowed out as a child.
Now Tayler and her husband live in their new home in Saratoga Springs, Ut. Other than design, she loves anything to do with the outdoors, like hiking through beautiful scenery or the smell of pavement after rain. Tayler also loves sports, pineapple, and wearing sweatpants. One of her favorite things is summer time and walking barefoot. And that pretty much sums up Tayler Mitchell.
Tia Hoffmann joined Design House Digital with the excitement of being able to share her creative passion with others. Born and raised in the frozen tundra of Wisconsin, Tia began her artistic journey in grade school. When she got to high school, she discovered traditional scrapbooking and soon began designing scrapbooks to help turn her memories into works of art.
Tia has the ability to execute elaborate visions that others would be intimidated to even begin. With a trained knowledge in Adobe programs, she has created many marketing and advertising designs for previous employers. She has recently realized the creative twist she could incorporate into those skills within the digital scrapbooking industry. She has enrolled in instructor lead designer courses and has, since, advanced her digital skills immensely.
When Tia is not designing, she enjoys photography, dancing, and spending family time with her husband Ty and son Connor. Tia looks forward to inspiring digital scrabookers and helping them turn their memories into masterpieces!