MEET THE DESIGNERS WHO HELP US POP

We want you to love every Paper Balloon card that lands on your doorstep. Lucky for us, we work with top-notch creative minds from around the world to give you just that.

SHANNON HAYS

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Shannon Hays is a designer, illustrator, surface pattern designer and doodler living in Portsmouth, NH. She is endlessly inspired by children, animals and nature, and fills her days drawing cute characters and creating playful patterns. When she’s not in her studio, you might find her walking on the NH trails with her dogs, or eating ice cream.

LAURA HANKINS

Edmond, Oklahoma

Laura Hankins is a designer and illustrator living in Edmond, Oklahoma with her husband and two young daughters. She began her design career in home decor before finding her way to stationery and surface pattern design. She has a soft spot for the childrens' market, and would also love to create her own fabric collection someday. When she’s not designing, she’s chasing kiddos, daydreaming of travel or celebrating a successful bedtime with a glass of wine and some Netflix alongside her husband and pup on the couch.

KIMBERLY COSTA

Eatontown, New Jersey

Kimberly Costa is the designer, illustrator and hand letterer at Honizukle Press. After leaving the NYC Animation industry to pursue stationery design, she fell in love with letterpress. Since setting up shop in her home studio, she spends her days hand lettering and designing greeting cards and illustrating with her husband. When she's not designing or drawing, you can find Kim sneaking a milkshake or building Lego masterpieces with her two young sons.

SALLY PAYNE

Cheshire, United Kingdom

Sally Payne is a designer and Illustrator living in Cheshire UK. Sally's work focuses on designs for the children's market including surface pattern for childrenswear, stationary, greetings cards, book illustration and fabric design. She is inspired by so many things, always drawing and creating new characters, scrolling through instagram, days out, and her two young sons!