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 and teaching skills 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.
Brittany has a passion for the little successes in life. With a background in film and a degree in Social Work from the University of Utah, she has joined our Portland team with new knowledge and perspective. She calls on her bright personality and creativity to provide light in the office on a regular basis. She has even promised the team a full lesson in voguing in the near future.
Emily has graced this site with her smile in craft project photos since 2013. With a background in illustration and hair design, Emily joins our team not only with her creativity but to ensure the best member experience as they find their own artistic voice. Living a creative life, Emily loves to paint and draw daily, cook delicious meals from her and her partner’s garden and snuggle with their two fluffy corgies.
Meagan loves making beautiful things every day and sharing them 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. When not traveling she enjoys remodeling her vintage home with her partner and their border collie.
Jefferson joins us from the world of high-tech but is truly a unicorn with his creative sensibility while developing and transforming our site to top-notch. When away from his computer, Jefferson loves to go on Portland walkabouts and still holds the team record for mid-day planks. He is also known to encourage the team to join him in his weekly Taco Bell run.
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 kids. With so many left-brain talents, Virginia keeps our numbers and spreadsheets sorted both for our office and in our shop and brings her solid strategic perspective as a balance to our creative team.
Known for his extensive Enya playlist, Matthew’s innate sense for the details and his love for music adds a refined touch to our video library. After spending a year as a video editor in New York, working with well-known clients (no name dropping here), Matthew circled back to his editing roots and rejoined our team, along with his New Yorker cat, P.J., here in Oregon. We do have a feeling that someday he will be known for his avant-garde music videos with footage he films while roaming the outdoors.
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.
With a degree in Home Product Development and Marketing from the 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 had the fun of raising two boys with her husband, and a feisty cat named Hobbes.
Clear communication is key to any company and Val has mastered this skill for our team. Whether on our site, in an email, or a clever script for a promo video, words flow through her like artisanal water from a Parisian fountain. Val keeps a stack of hats on her desk for her multiple roles in marketing and strategy. When these hats come off, she spends her quiet time creating a beautiful life with her new husband and their feline fur babies.
Every office needs a furry friend – Enzo is ours. He likes burrowing, barking and bacon. In his free time, he likes to seek out pockets of sunlight on the studio floor and sunbathe – we’re not envious at all…..
Lia Griffith Media 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 28 projects a month, our site continues to grow and gain new readers every day. Today Lia Griffith Media employs a team of unique and talented individuals who together are passionate about sharing our knowledge and inspiration for a handcrafted lifestyle. Our daily 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!