It’s Friday once again, which means both Heirloom & Knot and I are once again happy to share with you the latest instalment in our ongoing Art Fair Fridays series, where we bring you weekly design inspiration and exclusive interviews with the talented artists that inspire our creativity on a daily basis.
Today, we’re super excited to bring you a little behind the scenes look at the beautiful work of blogging superstar, Stephanie Sterjovski, whose online boutique SS Print Shop has been the go-to resource for stylish customers looking for graphic, chic art prints. Stephanie’s work takes quotes and whitty quips and transforms them into beautifully designed pieces that instantly give a modern edge to any space. Her designs are lighthearted, approachable and most definitely speak to the artists love of creative inspiration.
How would you describe your background and what has lead you to this point in your career? I have always been a creative person, I’ve had experiences in freelance photography, styling, makeup and blogging that all started as a hobby which lead me to the career I have now. I am so grateful for having had the opportunity to explore different creative routes and the value it brought. I also believe simple jobs like one my first being a cashier at the grocery store when I was a teenager formed as a stepping stone to customer service and interacting with people. Every job can teach you something, it’s all about your attitude.
How would you describe your creative process? I try my best to not force things, my best designs come at the opposite season of what I am working on and are usually the most organic. I get inspired all the time, I’m always writing things down in my phone or notebook when it hits me. Travel, a walk, a book — anything can spark something creative for me at anytime. I love taking photos of what inspires me as well to serve as a visual while I sit down for the design process, as it takes me back to that hit of inspiration.
What is your favourite medium to work in? I love graphic design! Creating stationery has been such a dream come true and seeing my designs turned into hard copy is such a rewarding feeling.
Which piece would you say is your most popular? One of our best sellers is the “Stop and Smell the Peonies” print. It has such a cult following! People who love flowers are a committed bunch, pun intended. I love that I was able to collaborate with one of my best friends, annawithlove on this piece as well.
What advice would you give to an artist starting out? Stop looking at Pinterest and stop looking at what everyone else is doing. Focus on what you are doing and encourage others (1 Thesalonnians 5:11). Comparison serves no purpose to you as a creative.
What do you think sets your work apart from other designers? When I opened my print shop there weren’t very many at the time, so I was not familiar with what it entailed, how it should run or look like. My shop was created from the demand of my blog followers asking me to start selling my designs from an old thread I used to call “Wednesday Words of Wisdom,” … I created what I loved, what inspired me and what I would hope to encourage others and have always just tried to stay true to this.
SS Print Shop
No. 1 Heirloom & Knot x SpoonFlower – Griffith Wallpaper – Price Upon Request
No. 2 Erno Laszlo – White Marble Radiance Emulsion- $175.00
No. 3 Black Rooster Décor – Kelly Gin Table Collection – $930.00
No. 4 Target – Eddie Borgo for Target Backpack – White Marble – $44.99
No. 5 Kelly Wearstler – Acolyte Ice Pail – $1295.00
No. 6 SS Print Shop – Travel Journal – $14.00
No. 7 Etsy – Triton Fountain Pen – $190.00
No. 8 Matter – Ronin Chair – $868.00
No. 9 Isabel Marant – Gold-plated resin cuff – $1208.00
I’ve loved Stephanie and her mad graphic design/print making skills forever and a day. She’s fabulously stylish and her artwork is the definition of approachable glamour. If you’re in the market for a chic addition to your home/artwall/office, look no further than SS Print Shop and their portfolio of whitty pretty…
Here are some of my faves in perfectly styled sitchu…
Love x much.