Welcome to Ollie B. Design!
Please forgive me while I am in a moment of transition with my business. I am am re-branding and creating new content. I have so many ideas and plans in this little head of mine so I am busy trying to make them a reality in the midst of motherhood and my part-time job! So, stick around because I promise I will have some amazing designs in store!
I am in the process of designing some greeting cards and prints geared towards parents as well as a baby calendar for "on the go" parents who do not have time to sit down and record their babies every moves! Stay tuned...
I hope you know that for any piece of merchandise or Amazon product you buy, you truly make me smile and do a little happy dance inside (let's be honest, outside too)!
My name is Farris Raines Smith and I am a native Nashvillian, wife to Taylor, mom to Oliver (and our fur baby, Bailey), Graphic Designer, entrepreneur, calligrapher, lover of global travel, and Enneagram 4 (with a 3 wing if you can't tell). I started my career out of college not knowing what the heck I wanted to do with my life. I always knew I was creative but my dad reminded me creatives don't make money (honestly, most don't) so I tried other jobs but eventually decided I had to go where my heart was. I took some calligraphy classes and graphic design classes and just fell in love. The beauty I could create and the possibilities were endless.
So, I opened my own little business called Thistle and Sage Designs and did calligraphy, greeting cards, invitations, and all sorts of design all while working part-time for a corporate company doing graphic design. I was deep into my dream and all of a sudden...BAM, I saw two lines on a pregnancy test when I was expecting to see one.
Wow, did that one throw me for a loop! I went through a mourning process (a long process) and one day Oliver was born and my whole world turned upside down...parents, you know that feeling...I never knew that kind of love existed. Suddenly, he inspired everything I did and here we are! I changed the name of my business and decided to bring a light focus on motherhood and parenting because this journey into motherhood has been life altering for me. I want to encourage and make parents laugh because somedays, we really need a laugh. I want to make motherhood just a little easier and more beautiful one paper product at a time so I hope you will join me on this journey while I continue to design and create and also be a mom full-time :).