Updated: Mar 28, 2021
This week on the xoxo, jess Podcast I'm talking to Jessica Whittle of Jess a Little Creative. Jess a Little Creative is a one-woman business based in the Cotswolds in the UK. Her business began from a combined love of patterns and sending greeting cards. She has a really unique style, and I'm so excited to bring you another chat with a card maker on this week's episode! Listen to the episode above, on iTunes HERE, or read the transcription below.
Welcome back to xo xo just really dive deep into the world of greeting cards, the highs and lows of entrepreneurship and the mindset tools needed to start creating the business of your dreams today. I'm Jessica Walker, your host and greeting card guru here with another Wednesday episode. And this week I'm talking to Jessica widdle of just a little creative. Just a little creative is a one woman business based in the Cotswolds in the UK. And her business began from a combined love of patterns, and sending greeting cards. She has a really unique style, and I'm so excited to bring you another chat with a cardmaker episode. So without further ado, welcome, Jessica.
Hi, Jess, really great to talk to you.
So great to have you. I'm really excited that we connected over Instagram, and that we can talk about your greeting card journey. I love your card style, it's so unique, I see it nowhere else. And I can't wait to ask about everything, your process all of it. So let's just dive straight in and start kind of with your background about how, like what got you into the greeting card world why greeting cards,
it's kind of been a bit of a mixture of lots of things. So I'm a trained graphic designer. That's what I studied at university. So I've always had a big kind of Art and Design interest. And I think in my spare time, my kind of style is all about patterns and illustration. And I love sending cards. And I think there's something really special about putting onto paper and a message to someone, I think it's a lot more personal than just a text. So it's kind of just been a combination of all of that love of illustration. And yeah, so kind of come together. And that's where I am now with it.
I love it. So you're in school for graphic design. Did you always have, like a heart and mind for entrepreneurship? Or what? What kind of did you when you went into school for graphic design? Did you see yourself being an entrepreneur?
Not at all, could not be further from it. And I think I always thought, you know, our work in agencies as a graphic designer. That is what I will do. And I think I've kind of just stumbled upon it. I saw you know, so many people have a little side hustle or have something that they do. And obviously with the pandemic, and everything has been so crazy this last year, I had a lot more time on my hands. So I had time to think about doing something like this. And but yeah, this was never part of the plan. It's just something I've kind of fall into. But I'm I'm loving it.
I'm the same way I call myself an accidental entrepreneur. Like Yeah, absolutely. So unintentional. But now that I'm in I'm like, how can I do anything else? This is so much fun.