Hi! My name is Michelle. I’m a mom to two beautiful, crazy kids, that I get to raise with my loving husband. Art and design are passions of mine that have become my career. I’ve always been interested in drawing, painting, and photography, and spent lots of time in my childhood exploring them. My parents were always very supportive of my creative hobbies. One evening after I left out one of my still life studies of one of my Mom’s center-pieces, my Dad found it, and tagged it with a note telling me… “don’t waste this.”
I took his advice and continued pursuing my career at the Art Institute of Philadelphia, graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science in Graphic Design. Shortly after, I began my career as a stationer. I spent a couple of years working for paper retail companies learning the trade of designing and building handmade, custom wedding invitations. I was also one of the managers in the stores.
Working in the retail industry also introduced me to digital marketing. Throughout my career I’ve also performed the ins-and-outs, from email marketing to website design to running social media campaigns that generate leads.
After an employer of mine folded, and some desperate customers reached out to me to ask for help with their wedding invitations, I decided that I wanted to take my shot at building my own business. I started Beechtree Design, my stationery business specializing in hand-crafted wedding invitations, out of my small, one-bedroom apartment. For years, I’ve been helping couples match their personal taste through their wedding stationery that they will enjoy long after their special day.
If you’ve read this far, you might be catching on that I don’t like to stay idle for too long. I’m always looking for my next adventure. Please feel free to E-Mail me HERE, or use the contact form on this page. I’d love to start a conversation with you!