Lia Griffith

Lia Griffith

Founder & Creative Director

I grew up in a family of artists where everything we did was DIY, so it felt natural to me to create a company that focuses on living a handcrafted lifestyle. My career path is rooted in design, but I am a teacher at heart. I believe that everyone can be creative, and my true passion is designing projects that are accessible for crafters at any level. After starting this website in 2013, it has only become more clear to me that this is exactly where I’m supposed be.

Learn more about Lia’s story here.

Anna Smith

Anna Smith

Director of Product Development

Anna is one of our fearless leaders in the studio. After immigrating from Sweden and earning a degree in Home Product Development and Marketing from Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC, Anna has both creative and business experience. She is as comfortable developing our product lines as she is styling a photoshoot, which makes her a brilliant addition to our dynamic team. Anna always has the prettiest hands, so she is the perfect hand model for our project photos! At home she is Mom to two little boys, and a feisty cat named Hobbes.

Emily Barnes

Emily Barnes

Director of Marketing & Public Relations

Emily is our resident London gal. She comes from a long line of crafters so DIY is in her blood. Thankfully she has some nifty marketing and PR skills too, so she fits into her role here rather well! Her rare mix of creativity and sound business knowledge means that Emily is as happy in the craft room as she is in management meetings. When she’s not in the studio, Emily loves baking, taking long RV road trips and hanging out with her husband and three children.

Lindsay Zogas

Lindsay Zogas

Director of Creative Services & Senior Designer

Lindsay believes that everything can be beautiful, and she has practiced this belief through gorgeous graphic design for over 12 years. Today Lindsay project manages the creative team, keeps us seamlessly on track by coordinating our content calendar, and is our unofficial studio DJ (she has GREAT music taste). Oh, and alongside all that, she is Mom to two beautiful boys, which makes her quite the superhero.

Stephanie Tsingos

Stephanie Tsingos

Writer & Marketing Manager

Stephanie has a way with words and a passion for puns, making her a double threat in the world of copywriting and marketing. At least that’s what she tells herself, and who are we to crush her dreams? When Stephanie isn’t making sure you have access to every piece of crafting information you might need, you can find her hiking in the Columbia River Gorge with her dog Kyle or pondering the peace-brokering potential of tacos.

Krista Nuro

Krista Nuro

Designer, Illustrator & Maker

Krista has a passion for the cuter things in life and lucky for us she can always be called upon to design the most adorable characters for an upcoming project. She loves any opportunity to create a mixed media project that can engage a variety of craft techniques. A self-proclaimed cat lady, blush pink is her power color and polka dots & stripes are her go-to, just in case you were wondering.

Jessica Pezalla

Jessica Pezalla

Lead Designer & Maker

Jessica brings over 5 years of experience creating one-of-a-kind window displays and art installations as part of her creative studio Bramble Workshop. Her passion for papercrafting and affinity for all things botanical makes her a perfect fit for our design team. Drawing on her art background, she adds a painterly quality to our projects that we absolutely love! Always the adventurer, she finds constant inspiration from exploring the Pacific Northwest with her adorably scruffy dog Hazel.

Meagan Donnelly

Meagan Donnelly

Designer & Maker

Meagan loves making beautiful things on the daily and sharing it for you guys to enjoy. She credits her painter mom with inspiring her to pursue a creative career path; as a child she was always trying to get out of school to help her mom with retail displays and installations. Outside of designing and making, travel is what makes Meagan’s heart skip a beat.

Virginia McGregor

Virginia McGregor

Operations Manager

Virginia wears many hats in the studio and we could not be more grateful. From managing our online shop, to customer service and office management, it’s fair to say that we’d be a mess without her. With a long career in law, joining the Lia Griffith team was quite a change for Virginia. Thankfully she is loving life in a creative atmosphere and has been inspired to delve into the world of kid’s crafts with her two little ones.

Matthew Nash

Matthew Nash

Videographer

Although Matthew is our youngest team member, don’t let his age fool you – he can be quite the cynical curmudgeon. But only in the most endearing way! With Wes Anderson and David Lynch as strong influences on his quirky film-loving ways, he is a natural storyteller with an ability to both entertain and inform. Find his ever-growing portfolio of stop-motion animations and our DIY tutorials on our YouTube channel.

Laurel Cabrera

Laurel Cabrera

Illustrator & Designer

Growing up in California, Laurel has always been inspired by her natural surroundings. She gets a kick out of illustrating florals and botanical designs, so has found her happy place here at Lia Griffith HQ where she gets to draw lots of flowers! When she’s not in the studio she is spending time with her designer husband Peter and their lovable 4-year-old schnoodle Olive.

Thom Lyons

Thom Lyons

Video Editor

Thom is our second British teammate which is no surprise when you consider that Lia is a self-confessed Anglophile. He believes that there is nothing more inspiring than being surrounded by people making things every day of the week (we’re inclined to agree!). Thom’s favorite thing to make is faux ice cream using frozen bananas, almond butter and whatever toppings he might be in the mood for that day. We feel a DIY share coming on…

Jim Williams

Jim Williams

Business Partner and Angel Investor

Jim is our angel investor and has been with us since our early days. He is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for design. When he’s not working with startups, Jim likes to coach track and field for his twin boys. His DIY claim to fame is custom omelettes, though his fame hasn’t been acknowledged in the media—yet…

Enzo

Enzo

Office Buddies

Every office needs a pet – Enzo is ours. Enzo, our greeter and watchdog makes sure we each get a cuddle first thing in the morning, let’s us know when the mailman is heading up the stairs and wags his tail when he agrees a design is just right.

the company

LiaGriffith.com had humble beginnings as a one-person lifestyle blog, and with consistent, quality content has rapidly grown into a go-to resource for all things DIY. Now sharing up to 12 projects a week, our site continues to grow and gain new readers every day. Today Lia Griffith Media employs a team of 12 unique and talented individuals who together are passionate about sharing our knowledge and inspiration for a handcrafted lifestyle. Our daily blog posts and social media engagement focuses on nurturing a loyal community of makers and crafters. As the Lia Griffith brand grows and expands, the personal mission that Lia embarked on this journey with remains as strong as ever – to teach, inspire and reignite creativity. Because everyone can be creative!