Nicknames: Smith, KJ, Kris, Kay, Lorde, Klorde, K-Swiss
Likes: My New York Mets, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, dark comedies, writing dark comedies, cookie cake, European Romanticism, a good night’s sleep, staring into space on the beach, a blank canvas
Dislikes: grammatical errors, running out of vacation days, clichés, designer’s/writer’s block, excuses, a blank canvas
Favorite JAM Office Supply: Our huge variety of Le Pens – seriously the smoothest writing tool ever! And all of the colors make it so easy for me to write and organize my notes. Oh! And also our amazing (and heavy) Mega Christmas Wrapping Paper. Some come double sided with two super cute designs each and I was like … wait … why didn’t I think of that first?
Favorite JAM Blog: My favorite blog has to be my Harry Potter DIY Book Covers. I would actually love to design my own covers for all of the books on my bookcase one day. This particular blog took a lot of time, especially with the tiny details. So it was very rewarding for me to see it published.
You’re reading about a future New York Times’ bestselling author right about now (I’m at the very beginning stages of my first true novel). Having an amazing time here at JAM as the Digital Marketing Coordinator (look it up, I have many responsibilities). Kidding! Oh! And PLEASE sign up for our newsletters – they’re super fun and totally not designed by mwah (insert winky face emoji here). But really, blogging is one of my favorite parts about JAM. Turning a flat piece of paper into wall décor, origami, or even a fun invitation makes my day! My bucket list consists of: going to Bruges, Belgium (my favorite movie is In Bruges), seeing the Northern Lights, having dinner with someone famous (if Marlon Brando à la Streetcar Named Desire could come back from the dead, that would be nice), and living life full of mistakes yet empty of regret.
Nicknames: Mickae, Mickaekae
Likes: Warm weather, good books, strong coffee, traveling, swimming, kayaking, ice skating, dogs, going to the movies, cooking, writing, music, baking, tea, sleeping, and dark chocolate.
Dislikes: Radio commercials, heavy traffic, bad sequels, and running out of coffee
Quote to live by: Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind. – Dr. Seuss
Favorite JAM Office Supply: Handmade Wrapping Paper
Favorite JAM Blog: “How to Maintain a Stress Free Office Space” from March 1st, 2016. When I read this blog on my first day working at JAM. I had just recently stopped working in another office that had been a very stressful environment, and one of my goals was to be more relaxed at my new job- and to enjoy working. This blog definitely helped me think about how to make that reality. For those of us who tend to be more anxious and disorganized, instructional blogs like this are useful. Sometimes the little things that help you relax throughout the day really make all the difference
I’m a “Creative”. I’m a writer, a poet, a traveler, a worker, an adventurer, a food lover, a reader, a pet lover, and a friend.
Likes: tea, sleeping in, marble-pattern anything, planners, writing, traveling
Dislikes: peanut butter, spelling errors, roller coasters, bad vibes
Favorite JAM Office Supply: Our hardcover design notebooks with elastic closure. I adore the different designs, smooth lined pages, and secure closure. I love knowing that my thoughts and ideas stay safe and stylish!
Favorite JAM Blog: My favorite JAM blog is How to Make Paper Succulents. While I love fresh succulents, keeping them alive is a different story. These paper succulents are the perfect accessory to brighten up my desk at the office, no maintenance required!