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About Dixie Design

ARTFULLY CRAFTED. PERSONALLY INSPIRED.

Dixie Design Collective is a purveyor of ready-made stationery, hand-designed by a collective of skilled artists and delivered to your doorstep within seven to ten days.


A dog sits on a couch.

Like our founder’s childhood pup, Dixie, for whom the company is named, Dixie Design Collective’s ready-made cards are unique and lively in spirit - a feat made possible through our collaboration with accomplished artists. The Dixie team handpicks designers who are committed to producing quality works through calligraphy, painting, illustrating and other hand-lettering techniques. The artists apply their talents and skilled eye to fashioning paper goods that have the look and feel of custom cards, without the added wait time and expense.

Our story began in 2014 when our founder, Jennifer Hunt—a busy mother of two who moonlights as an accountant and an art dealer—waited a touch too long to order her holiday cards. Like many busy women before her, Jennifer found that booking an artist to create the hand-lettered cards she wanted was not a possibility. She took to the web, but her efforts were futile. No one was delivering online customizable calligraphy and art-driven holiday stationery. That is when the idea sprung for a website where discerning customers could go for hand-made cards that were thoughtfully and gorgeously created by real artists. No need for pricey design fees, lengthy production times or settling for the mass-produced.

With its collective of sixteen designers (and growing!), Dixie is able to supply cards within ten days that are as unique as the intended recipients. Each Dixie artist, with their own distinctive style, creates multiple one-of-a-kind designs, which ensures you’ll find a card to suit your taste. Designs are created by hand, the paper is luxurious and, to ensure cards feel truly your own, we’ve made it easy to upload photos and personalize messages. No detail is overlooked. We believe stationery should reflect the sender’s personality and delight the recipient and that is what we strive to deliver through the Dixie Collective: Design-driven cards that inspire.

 

The Dixie Team


The owner of Dixie Design, Jennifer Hunt, poses for a picture.

Jennifer Hunt

owner

Jennifer is the creator and founder of Dixie Design Collective. Hailing from northwest Alabama, she graduated with a Master of Accountancy from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and moved to Birmingham in 1999. She led successful careers first as a Certified Public Accountant and then as an art gallery owner. Not one to be pegged down, Jennifer launched Dixie Design Collective to offer a space where artfully created paper and accessibility could meet. As a gallery owner, Jennifer developed an eye for spotting talent and a skill for curating, which help ensure every artist and piece of work represented in the collective is top-notch. It’s a full job, but when she’s not working with artists, managing her business or keeping up with her two adorable and rambunctious little boys, Jennifer loves traveling with her husband, Buddy, enjoying Birmingham's great restaurants, cooking, reading and spending time with friends and family.

The creative designer of Dixie Design, Holly Hollon, poses for a picture.

Holly Hollon

creative director

A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Holly Cook Hollon happily returned to her hometown after receiving a BFA in Graphic Design at Auburn University. After working in the field of advertising, she began her own business to pursue her creative interests, focusing on working with small businesses, creating logos and branding systems, and with brides, creating wedding stationery suites. The unique design aesthetic of Holly’s work has been influenced by her skills in illustration and calligraphy. Using hand drawn techniques and drawings gives her designs a personal and rare touch. In recent years, the American Advertising Federation named Holly “Designer of the Year” and “Illustrator of the Year” in its Addy Awards ceremony and Town and Country magazine named her one of the top 8 Wedding Illustrators in the country. Her work has been featured in other renowned media outlets such as Southern Living, Design Sponge, and Oh So Beautiful Paper, among others. The designer spends her free time cooking, indulging in chick-flicks, scavenging estate sales, and spending time with her two poodles and husband, Charlton.

A photographer for Dixie Design, Mandy Busby, poses for a picture.

Mandy Busby

photographer

Mandy is a Southern gal, raised in Birmingham, Alabama. After a brief stint in Texas, working in stationery and paper, she and her husband settled in the Magic City to build a home and a life. She is a happy wife, proud mother of two little boys and a homemaker. Besides all that, Mandy is a creative professional, specializing primarily in photography and floral design. Mandy loves documenting moments and capturing and creating beauty on film. She shoots weddings, lifestyle, editorial and commercial projects. Further, she loves the way floral work scratches her itch to make something with her hands and the wonderful way flowers can make a person feel. She becomes especially passionate and energized about it all when working with her other creative friends.

A stylist for Dixie Design, Augusta Cole, poses for a picture.

Augusta Cole

stylist

As both an artist and a stylist, Augusta’s heart finds joy with incorporating art in the every-day details. From curating fine art weddings and events, to painting a still life portrait, to foraging greenery for her dining room table, her mind is constantly dreaming of new ways to bring artistry to others. Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Augusta’s love for the South is ever growing. She attended Samford University, and worked under an event coordinator and floral designer and also in bridal retail. She created her company, Artistry, with the hope of bringing artistic vision to memorable events, whether that be a photoshoot or a wedding day. In 2013, she married her best friend, Jordan, and they reside in Birmingham, along with their beloved French Bulldog, Marlowe.