We’re stoked to have Janelle Holod of Cyanotype Paper Goods back at the Bison with all of her pretty paper products! Janelle is passionate about plants, patterns, and paper, and her handmade paper goods and organic illustrations are incredibly eye-catching! Catch her at the Bison from December 7-9, Follow her on Instagram (@CyanotypePaper) and read on to discover where she finds her inspiration!
Royal Bison: What draws you to making or designing things?
Cyantope Paper Goods: Plants are a major source of inspiration for me, but that also applies to everything natural-history-related! I love seeing art, design, and science mixed in projects. I find patterns really comforting to look at and to create.
RB: What’s new for your line or business this season?
CPG: This year I've introduced new products featuring new patterns! Pocket mirrors, stickers, and gift-wrap sheets.
RB: What do you think sets your work apart from similar makers or designers?
CPG: I take a lot of care creating my products, and I'm selective about my materials in order to have great quality stuff! I also bring unique illustrative qualities to the patterns with which I create my products.
RB: How do you feel about being a part of the Edmonton creative community?
CPG: The Edmonton community is so supportive! It's a great place to try new and adventurous things.
RB: Please gush about a few of your designer, maker, or creative crushes!
CPG: Right now I'm really digging Olivia Herricks' stuff and Archer and Olive!
RB: Do you have a favourite holiday tradition you can share with us?
CPG: We do a Friendsmas gift exchange on New Year’s Eve! That way everyone can spend Christmas with their family, and we still all get together.