003 – Jill Shephard of Ruff House Art

About Jill Shephard

Jill Shephard is the founder of Ruff House Art, a letterpress stationery brand & print studio located in Lawrence, Kansas. She has been creating wedding invitations, greeting cards and Eco-friendly paper goods since 2009.

In this episode of U-Turn, Jill and I talk about her transition from Kansas farm girl to owner of a successful letterpress and design studio. She shares how she turned an Etsy-only operation into a successful wholesale business with national distribution and retail store while still managing to find time to spend with her growing family.

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