Lisa Wong Jackson got hooked on creating when she designed and screen printed note card sets as favors for her 2005 wedding. She enrolled in graphic design courses and eventually transitioned from the marketing department to design at the consulting firm where she’s worked for 12 years.
“I have always loved making things and took some art classes in school, but I never thought I could or would make a living doing it,” says the 35-year-old. Now, in addition to her full-time graphic design position, she creates custom invitations and a line of stationery and office supplies for her own business, Good on Paper.
Her contemporary and occasionally quirky designs are printed on recycled paper with earth-friendly inks—and much of the imagery reflects nature, from birds’ nests to butterfly wings to the floating seeds of a just-blown dandelion.
“I’m really lucky to have grown up in the Bay Area. I love how the nature around me influences colors and texture in my work,” she says.