For a long time, The Good Twin has been our go-to shop for clever cards in the most sunshine-y colors. Owner Katie Wilson curated the latest Shop Indie guide, so we thought it was about time to get to know her a little better.
Where are you from?
I live in Los Angeles, California, by way of Portland, Oregon (my hometown) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (where I went to school).
It doesn’t seem like “business owner” or “artist" quite captures your role. How do you describe what you do?
I am an illustrator, designer, and hand letterer. I run The Good Twin as my full time job, and it makes me happy every day to make my living by designing stationery and paper products.
What sort of things do you sell in your shop?
I sell greeting cards, enamel pins, notepads, and prints. All of the products in my shop are illustrated by me, from top to bottom - no fonts here!
What made you choose the Mail Call theme for your guide?
Stationery has always been a passion of mine - nothing makes me happy like receiving a hand written note. The whole process is personal, from selecting a card to seeing a friend's handwriting on the page, rather than in the form of an email or a text (though I must say, emoji have really added some jazz to that format). I've had a lifelong love affair with planners and notebooks, and have collected them since I was a kid. Basically, this gift guide was a great excuse to highlight some of the makers I regularly buy from!
Where can people find you?
You can see my full line on my Big Cartel site. I share a lot of my designs, my process, and my home / work life (read: pug photos) on my Instagram account - that's probably the best way to get to know me!
Browse Katie's stationery favorites in her Shop Indie gift guide.