What is the Happy Supply Co. all about?
Before I started the HSC, I helped my mom run a small home baking outfit (Never Trust a Skinny Cook), mostly contributing to the technical aspects (website, promotional materials, labeling, etc). I got really good at listening to what she wanted, and making things her way even if I disagreed. Which made me think...if I could deal with my mom, I could probably deal with anyone! And she still recommends me to everyone, even after she reads things I've said, like that last sentence!
Even before doing Mom's technical work, I was the person my friends and family went to when they needed something printed or digitized. I love creating things! I also have a probably unhealthy obsession with paper...I have decent photography skills, and during my day job I program CNC machines. I am also a journeyman machinist, so I know how to do fine (as in small, not "just ok") work.
After a few years of doing design and print work in my evenings, I roped my mom and husband into helping me sell actual supplies, instead. I realized that although I love design, I'd need to put a lot more time into marketing myself than I was really willing to do. Having physical products, premade is a lot easier to manage when you also have a full time job and a baby.