Friendor Feature – The Bannerie – The Friendor Consultancy

Heya! Friendor Consultancy here! You might remember The Bannerie from our most recent Inspiration Collaboration, the Lisa Frank Inspired Wedding. She makes some of our FAVE glitter banners. Comin’ at cha now is her Friendor Feature!!

Friendor Feature - The Bannerie - The Friendor Consultancy

We asked Gilit to share some things she’s been proud to accomplish within The Bannerie and this is what she said:

“Honestly the first thing I’m proud of accomplishing in the Bannerie is opening! It’s terrifying to put yourself out there and start your own business! Plus without that one, I wouldn’t have had the other ones. I’m proud of getting to my first and second financial goals of recouping starting costs and covering the cost of school/daycare for my two kids with profits. I thought it would take a lot longer to get to both of those goals and I am thrilled and moving on to my next goals! I’m proud of becoming so busy that I don’t want to grow any more just yet because I can’t physically make any more banners in a day than I already do. (Did I mention that also terrifies me?!) I’m also proud of making it work in my limited space and being able to be home to pick up my kids. I work in my bedroom and it can be hard to stay on top of things, stay organized, and keep the workflow going but I do it every day and then I stop and get my kids from school and get to be with them until bedtime. It’s not perfect, it’s pretty exhausting, but I get to do something I love every day and then be there for my kids. That’s pretty awesome.”

We like The Bannerie. Don’t you? 😉

Friendor Feature – The Postmans Knock – Friendors Consultancy

Lindsey is the owner and designer at the Postman’s Knock, a design studio offering graphic design, calligraphy, and illustration. She’s near and and dear to our hearts. Can you guess why? (You’ll know after reading this!)


About Lindsey from The Postman’s Knock (as taken from her website):

“I am a designer with a love for calligraphy and illustration {visit my portfolio to see some of my work}. I enjoy working on a variety of projects; though many of my creations are tailor-made for gorgeous weddings.

A passion for art and beautiful things prompted me to start The Postman’s Knock in 2012, and since then I have been collaborating with clients from around the world on custom creations from my studio in Boulder, Colorado. I work with event planners, brides, small businesses, and thoughtful gift-givers to produce one-of-a-kind pieces.”

We asked Lindsey to tell us a few of her accomplishments with The Postman’s Knock. Here’s what she’s been up to:

  • Making invitations for Hollywood weddings! As a girl who grew up in rural Kansas, it’s really fun and a little mind-boggling to see your clients on television.
  • Building a cool blog with thousands of views per day. Honest to goodness, a lot of my readers don’t even realize I’m a designer. They think I blog for a living.
  • Making impressive and varied network connections. From publishing companies in Holland and NYC to tourism industry groups in the Caribbean to wedding planners and photographers in Atlanta (you know who you are), I know some pretty incredible people through my business!
  • Of course, one big accomplishment to be proud of is working with Schellie + William to develop the Friendor illustrations. I’m a girl who usually watercolors flowers for weddings, or makes flourishy calligraphy. Even though drawing octopuses in outer space was out of my comfort zone, I went for it, and I couldn’t be more proud of the results!

Lindsey contributed an invitation suite and table settings to our second ever Friendors Inspiration Collaboration. The photography by Six Hearts Photography and cinema by Squid Wed Films will be blogged soon, so stay tuned! 😉

To learn more about The Postman’s Knock, click here.