Paper Source Design

Many of you have grown to love our products through the 300+ associates who work in nearly 50 store locations nationwide. These folks have introduced you to so many unique products and designs – but have you ever wondered who dreamt them up?

Our very own Chicago-based Design Team is behind the Paper Source exclusive products and designs you see in stores and on our website. This team may be small in numbers, but they are certainly big in ideas, handling everything from designing our invitation and stationery lines to dreaming up new kits and products to providing exceptional photography services.

Managing this talented group is Cindy Prangl, who has been developing our product offering since 2002. She worked closely with Paper Source Founder Sue Lindstrom to develop our original aesthetic and has been expanding the offering with the help of many talented designers.

To help you get to know the people behind the designs seen in our stores, we interviewed each of our designers to let you in on the memories, experiences and every day occasions that keep them inspired.

Check back daily as we post interviews with Karen, Alanna, Leslie, Malcolm and give you a behind-the-scenes look at our Crafts Team. It’s time for a glimpse inside Paper Source designs.


13 Responses

  1. Alexis says:

    My dream job!

  2. Heather says:

    How fun! Thanks for sharing! As someone who works at Paper Source, it’s even fun for us to learn more about the design team! We love our products! I’m always so excited to see what’s coming, and I’m so excited about holiday as I just saw a sneak peak! 🙂

  3. judith hall says:

    Yes! I’d like to work with Alexis! (above)

  4. Melissa says:

    Yeah, me too!

  5. Azeneth says:

    this would doubtlessly be my dream job also! Cheers from Charlotte, NC!

  6. Tiffany says:

    Mine too! I’ve been devoted to Paper Source products ever since the day I discovered them four years ago when planning my wedding invitations! What a dream come true it must be to work for such a great company! I look forward to the interviews that will follow this post!

  7. kathy says:

    Hello to Cindy Prangl!!!, and kudos to all of the team for doing such inspiring and beautiful work!!!

  8. Jennifer says:

    thank you for all your beautiful products and inspiring ideas!

  9. stephanie russell says:

    awwww…miss you guys! great pic!

  10. Lauren says:

    Great post, what a fantastic design team! I’m looking forward to reading the entire series of interviews. Your artistic talent and hard work is truly inspiring!

  11. agreed — what a fun idea! love the inside peek, and i’m looking forward to reading the interviews. total dream job to work for paper source!

  12. Nita says:

    This was super interesting! I’m an aspiring graphic design student and also a fellow PS customer service associate and I JUST LOVE EVERYTHING you guys design!! So fun and inspiring. Keep it up! 🙂

  13. Astha says:

    I just love the crafty stuff at paper source. Is there any way to become a part of such team? I would love to contribute.
    Kudos to the team!