Hello, I'm Molly!
This is my tiny corner of the internet where I get to post my creative ventures - whether anyone besides me and my mom (hi, Mom!) sees them! It's a cozy corner though, right?
I'm thankful for each of my clients who put their trust in me to take their vision (or lack of vision) and create exactly what they're dreaming of.
I wouldn't say I'm a "formally" trained artist/graphic designer, I'm more of a "let's jump in this pool and see if I can swim" kind of person, also known as "faking it till we're making it". My interest in graphic design started at The Collegian, Penn State's campus newspaper. I was hired to be a Creative Specialist at the paper my freshman year. I designed advertisements (both in-house and for sponsors, local businesses, and the college) - let's just say that was the initial jump in the pool. I learned a great deal from my peers (and a lot of Googling and YouTube watching was done as well).
Then I left tiny State College for the big city! At the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan I earned a degree in both Advertising and Marketing Communications and Home Products Development. Through both degrees and experiences, my design mind grew and my skills refined.
While studying, I also worked... a lot. I served as the Graphic Designer for Florie Huppert Design, a boutique event planning company in NYC. Florie would disagree that I was her "Graphic Designer" - instead she named me "Princess of all things Beautiful". I'll take it. This is where my love for invitation design, event branding, and logo design was established. In addition to the design, I would aid in event decor installation and day-of coordination. It was (and still is) a wild feeling to walk around "inside" my portfolio during those parties. I still work as Florie's Graphic Designer and love the unique design challenges her clients present.
During college, I also worked as a Design Assistant at Katy Skelton - a home furnishings brand that at the time was based in Brooklyn, NY. During my time there I dabbled in textile design and picked Katy's furniture-design mind. To say her aura was inspiring would be a huge understatement.
After graduation I accepted a position at Kravet, Inc. - a 100 year old textiles company that has grown to be much more than just textiles. I work as a Merchandising and Product Development Coordinator for CuratedKravet.com, the finished goods, home decor commerce division. I'm intrigued every day by the process of developing new and interesting product - it'll never get old.
But here we are - Baxter & Bailey. The only thing constant throughout all of the life events listed above was my desire to create something that was "me". Baxter & Bailey was born out of idea that I needed a creative outlet to express myself. Named after my current and childhood dogs, Baxter & Bailey was born.
So let's create, yeah?