Meet the Makers: Carley Hussain, Parcel Island

Parcel Island Stationary & Design Boutique aims to bring your visions to print! We are a custom design and stationery studio, with a focus on wedding stationery. Our goal is to make your visions come to life using our advance skill set and love for craft.

Growing up and living a carefree and artistic lifestyle near the ocean has given me so much inspiration over the years. I apply my style and all I've learned over the years into each and every design. Here's to you, living my lifestyle through my designs.

  • What is one thing you would like the public to know about your business?

The goal of Parcel Island is to provide clean and beautiful designs and stationery for any occasion. We specialize in custom stationery, unique home dΓ©cor and wedding/event invitations

  • Where do you see yourself & your craft 5 years from now?

I hope in the future to open my own store front; to have all my printed designs and items available with ease. In my store, not only will I have the retail side, but I would have available consultations and meeting to discuss custom stationery and design

  • Is your business a hobby, full-time work, or both?

It’s a mix of both! There are some months where I have 10 order a day, and some where I have 1 or 2. The goal is to have Parcel Island be my 100% full time career.

  • What would your advice be to others looking to start something similar?

Know your content and be passionate in it. If you like design, and think your work will be easy to sell, then you’re in it for the wrong reasons. You should

  • What is your favorite part about working in the creative field?

My current full time job is in a corporate environment; so designing for Parcel Island allows me to truly express my creativity that others will love. There’s no judging or critiquing in the stationery field, only customers and other artists who truly appreciate and love the craft behind your work

  • Why did you choose to participate in The Makers Festival?

Participating in The Makers Festival would be the first craft fair I would be attending! This is a huge milestone for me, and nothing would be more perfect than to participate in a event so close to home. As a local of the LBI / Manahawkin / Barnegat area, of course I would love to support local and shop small!

  • If you could choose any superpower, what would it be and why?

To Fly! To be free in the sky with no restraints, and to travel with ease!