Lucia Saisse of Lucy Loves Paper is living the stationery version of the American dream. The Rio do Janeiro native opened her Etsy shop in 2013 after her corporate graphic design job went South. Lucia’s first personalized offering was wedding invitations bearing the couple’s faces, but it was her charming custom portraits that distinguished her talent for capturing likenesses on the sprawling site.
This past holiday season, Etsy featured Lucy Loves Paper in its own commercials and emails, and it was a “gamechanger” for the character-driven brand.
Now the lady who never forgets a face swings by The Paper Fold to open up about the sometimes tricky process of putting personalities to paper as well as her plans for her wholesale range.