Lia Griffith is an internationally renowned DIY designer, crafter, photographer, stylist and big dreamer. After realizing the demand for her unique paper flower designs, Lia launched her handcrafted lifestyle blog in the Spring of 2013, offering stunning DIY projects, printables and inspiration. Working full time to offer consistent, quality content, Lia soon saw her website flourish and now inspires millions worldwide to reconnect with their creativity every single day.
Lia’s designs and tutorials for a handcrafted life are featured in more than 30 publications to include Where Women Create BUSINESS, Mollie Makes, Made in Paper, ReLoved, Artful Blogging and Papercrafter. Her work has featured on many creative sites and blogs including West Elm, Apartment Therapy, Country Living, Design Sponge, House Beautiful and DIY Network. Lia has contributed to Martha Stewart and is part of the Michaels Makers team, Target Style Network and She Knows Experts Among Us. She is in high demand as a craft teacher and has classes available on Cricut, Craftsy, Carte Fini, Michaels, Spoonflower and CreativeBug. Lia is continually building her series of video tutorials on her YouTube channel and will launch her very own online Craft School in July 2016.
Lia partnered with Cricut to launch the Lia Griffith Edition Cricut Explore Air™ Bundle in the Spring of 2015. She also launched her first line of stamps, dies and inks with Hero Arts and is working with Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts stores to launch an exclusive line of craft kits and decorations for Fall and Halloween 2016. And if that weren’t enough, Lia is leading the crepe paper revival with her own line of extra fine crepe papers in partnership with German manufacturer Werola.
Lia’s creative career path to date has helped to shape what she does today. Her experience in restaurant and retail design developed her flair for interior design, her children’s clothing line influenced her love and passion for pattern and fabric, her flower boutique shaped her knowledge of floral design and understanding of flower anatomy to recreate in paper. As Creative Director at a wedding stationery company, Lia developed and shared her very first paper rose for readers to make at home. Witnessing the success of her paper flower tutorials was proof that Lia had something special, and so it became her mission to teach, inspire and reignite creativity in others.
In recent years Lia has garnered praise for her stunning Papier Couture collection – a portfolio of 35 paper dresses which appeared on the runway and in art galleries. Lia also won the Scotch Brand Most Gifted Wrapper contest in New York City in 2012. Take a peek at some of Lia’s press features here.
Lia’s greatest loves are her daughter Emily, her dog Enzo and traveling in Europe. She adores a cozy, comfy (and drop dead gorgeous) living space and is thoroughly enjoying being her age, with all the experience and wisdom it brings. When she’s not sharing her DIY knowledge, Lia gets a kick out of making a gourmet spread for friends and family and especially loves to cook and bake yummy gluten free goodies.
Anna is the one who keeps us all in check. With a degree in Home Product Development and Marketing from Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City Anna is one of those rare breeds who has both creative and business experience. She is as comfortable estimating project costs and time lines as she is styling a photo shoot or brainstorming project ideas, which we think makes her brilliant. Anna always has the prettiest hands and as such makes the perfect resident hand model.
Anna is an avid traveler and a lover of good food – she is currently making her way around the much talked about restaurants and food carts of Portland, Oregon, one meal at a time. She has two gorgeous boys and loves nothing more than time at the beach with them, her husband and her trusty camera.
Krista graduated from Portland State University in 2013 with a whole heap of experience in design and illustration as well as printmaking, graphic design and web design. Her style, firmly rooted in Scandinavian design, compliments Lia’s aesthetic perfectly making them an unstoppable force when it comes to fresh, simplistic design.
When Krista’s not watching Studio Ghibli animation movies with her boyfriend, or playing with her two cats Charlie and Zoe, she can be found designing patterns for gift wrap and textiles or dreaming up cute, characterful critters for many of our projects. It’s fair to say that Krista has designed more animal characters than we could ever possibly share – but that’s what makes her perfect.
Lindsay has been a graphic design genius for over 10 years and as well as working with lots of design and marketing agencies she also runs her own wedding invitation business Paper Bloom. She is also Mom to two beautiful boys, which makes her a rather busy lady.
Lindsay goes crazy for typography and will search to the ends of the earth for the perfect font for a project. She also loves to cook breakfast and make snazzy cocktails with her husband. Breakfast cocktails might just be her favorite.
It has been noted that Lindsay is easily amused, but that’s ok because every office needs someone who laughs at everything, and gets over excited about 4 color iron-on transfers. We love her for that.
Emily is our resident London gal. She comes from a long line of crafters so making is in her blood. Back in the UK she was Head of Marketing at Folksy.com and more recently has contributed her crafty words to the likes of Women Who Create: Business and Mollie Makes magazine. Her days are spent writing all of our posts and making sure the Lia Griffith brand gets out there into the world. Emily is a dab hand at securing our magazine features around the world which makes us very, very happy.
Emily loves to bake large, swanky looking cakes, take long RV road trips and hang out with her husband and three cheeky children. When she’s not doing any of those things you can usually find her surrounded by lengths of cord and yarn making macramé wall hangings.
Jess spends most of her days covered in hot glue, ribbon and scraps of paper. As our resident craft assistant she gets to play with materials she never could have dreamed of working with all in the name of ‘work’ – she’s one lucky lady! As the daughter of creative parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles it’s no surprise Jess and her crafty fingers landed here at Lia Griffith HQ.
In her spare time Jess loves sketching and adding pieces of work to her art journal. She is inspired by nature and takes a holistic approach to life making her one awesome teammate to be around.
Jim is our angel investor and from the wings of Lia Griffith HQ he keeps us on the right track with all the grown up stuff. Currently CEO at MustHaveMenus.com Jim is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for design. In addition to founding MustHaveMenus, Jim also co-founded Elli and Sharefaith. In 1997, he founded one of the first email marketing companies, MarketHome.
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…
Every office needs a pet – Enzo and Cleo are 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 leaves a parcel on the porch and wags his tail when he agrees a design is just right. Cleo the cat only has eyes for Krista, she curls up on her lap each and every day and sits on her computer and waits for her at the weekends. Now and then Cleo will let us have a little snuggle too.
Lia Griffith Media had humble beginnings as a one-person lifestyle blog and with consistent, quality content has rapidly grown. Now sharing up to 10 projects a week our site continues to grow and gain new readers every day. Today Lia Griffith Media employs a team of 6 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.
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