Jordan Jones is the Founder + CEO of Packed Party, Inc. a lifestyle gifting company that aims to make everyday a party with it's uniquely designed products and gifts. Jones was born in Texas and started Packed Party in San Francisco before moving Packed Party to sunny Austin, TX after five years to continue expanding. Jones is a believer in celebrating the small things, eating dessert first, and always keeping a little confetti close.
May Designs is a lifestyle brand specializing in customized notebooks, stationery, fashion, accessories and more! At our core, we are a team wanting to bring joy to the everyday moments in life. On our site, we hope to guide you down a little online trail of magic as you design something of your very own!
We offer a myriad of inside page options for our flagship product, the May Book; including agendas, prayer and gratitude journals, health and fitness notebooks, meal planners, and many more! MayDesigns has been named one of Oprah’s Favorite Things, has been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, Austin Woman Magazine and has been included in Birchbox and Popsugar subscription boxes. And, our current collaboration with Blue Sky planners is now in Target stores nationwide!
May Designs was founded by the incredible Mica May who believes that every day moments should be lovely. May Designs also believes in giving back - 100% of proceeds from our Rise Art and Lucky Few collections go to support Down Syndrome awareness and education in honor of her beautiful son Jackson! We are proud to be located in fabulous Austin, Texas. Follow us on Instagram @maydesigns!
Inspired by Roy Lichtenstein, Keith Haring and Andy Warhol, Gus is bringing the pop art scene to Austin. Bold simplicity is what Gus is all about. Drawing inspiration from the local Austin, Texas backdrop there are endless images to fill his craving for modern popular culture and the mass media.
Gus is the one name any person who loves strong, simple, contemporary images and art should know. Gus is the perfect combination of traditional artisan and graphic artist.
His current series features renditions of the beloved Austin Longhorn, Bat, Trailer Park Eateries and let’s not forget the infamous Armadillo!
Deborah Argyropoulos is a contemporary American fine artist skilled in painting, printmaking, photography and metal arts who is nationally known and collected for her combination of raw talent, emotional energy, unique use of materials, and cultivated techniques.
With a national following of loyal art collectors, Deborah is always growing and expanding in her field. She collaborates with interior designers and the luxury design community. As an artist she has developed relationships with curators, art consultants, architects, and builders/developers of residential and commercial buildings.
In addition to her commissions for corporate and private clients, Deborah designed and developed proprietary art classes and workshops for worldwide corporate team building events. She works with HR departments to teach these workshops directly to employees, and trains other qualified artists to implement the classes. Ms. Argyropoulos continues to place her art in commercial and private spaces in addition to curating art exhibitions for Art Galleries and Special Events.
Over the past several years Deborah Argyropoulos was commissioned for large scale original artwork installments in Houston, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Boca Raton, Austin, Baltimore, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, New Jersey, New Mexico, Arizona, Birmingham, and San Antonio.
Ms. Argyropoulos has a BFA from the University of Maryland. In parallel to her commercial success, she works closely with various charities to help raise awareness and money by donating her art and time to causes she strongly believes in. Deborah has worked with Make a Wish Foundation, Breast Cancer Resource Center, MS Foundations, animal rights and rescue organizations and many others.
Kelly Wynne empowers women to dream, dare and wynne with bold and meaningful designs. We strive to inspire joy and celebration in the moments between the moments. The Kelly Wynne line of handbags was born from Kelly Wynne Ferguson’s obsession with accessorizing. With an eye for fashion and design, Kelly’s friends call her the “Accessories Queen.”
In the spring of 2012, Kelly began to pursue her dream of designing handbags, and by spring of 2013 she launched her first collection. Kelly’s love and use of texture and color is reflective of her childhood spent in Texas where everything is bigger, brighter, and oh so fabulous! Kelly Wynne handbags are fresh classics that are playful, timeless and feminine. The collections are comprised of Kelly’s signature printed suede and leather combinations, which give the bags a unique and beautiful texture.
Kelly Wynne has received overwhelming praise and support from top bloggers including Hello Fashion Blog, Happily Grey, The Darling Detail and publishers including Southern Living, Audrey, D Magazine, Mississippi Magazine and many more.
Kelly was awarded Austin's Rising Fashion Star during the 2014 Austin Fashion Week. With the continued growth and love for the brand across the nation, Kelly continues to inspire women to dare to be fabulous!
Elizabeth Mollen inherited her love of design and art from her Grandmother, who was an artist and antique dealer. As a child, Elizabeth spent most of her time creating, drawing, and redecorating her room. When she left Chicago for college, Elizabeth received her degree in textile and apparel design and studied art in Italy. Elizabeth worked and developed her skills in New York and Los Angeles with various designers in the fashion industry. Elizabeth’s favorite hobby became vintage shopping and she began to realize that her true passion was interior design work. Using her love of textiles, she began to design pillows and interior spaces for friends. The birth of Stone Textile was naturally the next step. Elizabeth has an eye for mixing textures, discovering new materials and has developed and designed original fabrics for her collection. Elizabeth currently resides in Austin Texas with her husband Russell, son Maxwell, and dog Toby.
I was born in San Jose, Costa Rica and now work and live in Austin, TX. I completed a B.S. in Marketing Communications from Universidad Latina de Costa Rica and I am currently finishing an Associates Degree in Photography. Growing up near the ocean surrounded by mountains ensured a deep connection to the natural world, and I remain inspired by beauty, found objects, animals, and wild things. I inherited a green thumb and love for flora and fauna from my grandmother. Chances are, if you look closely at my images, you will find a hidden surprise. My left-brained husband and I share our home and life with 4 beloved foster dog failures. I'm Available for commissions, collaborations, and friendly conversations.
Ash Almonte is a contemporary abstract painter, born in Abilene, Texas in 1983. Fast gaining nationwide attention for her unique and fresh style, Almonte uses references to abstract expressionism. In her eyes its more about the execution than the final product.
After high school, Ash went on to obtain a Bachelor of Fine Arts from McMurry University in Abilene, where she began to perfect her unique style, working mainly in mixed media painting.
She is primarily inspired by beautiful color, incredible music, and outrageous fashion . She is also moved by the process of change, individuals who are doing kind things in the world for others, and hearing about miraculous stories of the past and present.
In essence, Ash is moved by life and inspired by every minute of it. She is represented by Lisa Russell, owner and operator of The Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery in Austin, Texas. Her works are displayed in many private and corporate collections, primarily throughout the Southwest.
Rock On Arts
Go back in time, about 25 years ago to Santa Monica, CA. It was the early 90’s and artist Deborah Argyropoulos had no idea who she was about to meet and how this person would have a lasting impression throughout her life. Entering the darkroom lab on 5th and Colorado was like entering another world; a world of magic and endless creativity. For those having an extreme passion for photography there was no better place to spend up to 12 hours a day learning and perfecting the techniques of printing with negative film (this is wayyyy before digital) on an enlarger. Hand burning and dodging each image, while trying to calculate the perfect exposure time. In the dark, a friendly voice reaches out and offers some excellent printing advice. Never in a million years would Deborah have guessed that voice belonged to the iconic rock photographer John Rowlands nor could she have for-seen their paths would cross again over two decades later to co-create the collection “Rock On - A Collaboration.”
JOHN ROWLANDS THE ROCK and ROLL Photographer! John is as iconic as the musicians he captures on film. As a teenager, John toured with the Dave Clark Five, The Rolling Stones and Beatles. He has worked with Elvis, Dylan and Springsteen and many of the icons of the music industry over the past five decades. Living for many years in California and Arizona, he made intimate, enduring friendships with some of the celebrated music and entertainment industry starts of the 20th century. John now resides in Toronto, Canada. He continues to photograph celebritiesand rising stars, and is a featured speaker at conferences, festivals and fundraisers throughout North America.
DEBORAH ARGYROPOULOS Deborah Argyropoulos is a contemporary American fine artist skilled in painting, printmaking, photography and metal arts who is internationally known and collected for her combination of raw talent, emotional energy, unique use of materials, and cultivated techniques. With a national following of loyal art collectors, Deborah is always growing and expanding in her field. She collaborates with interior designers and the luxury design community. As an artist she has developed relationships with curators, art consultants, architects and builders/developers of residentialand commercial buildings.