Creative City Episode #33 - Handzy Shop + Studio

Friends Suzy and Brittney met in the first day of class during their 2nd year in college, and have been inseparable ever since. They started Handzy ( as a graphic design studio, creating branding for small businesses and stationery for craft fairs before embarking on a new venture: retail. We talk about working with other independent creators, how a more visually holistic approach to design has streamlined their process, and why Instagram Friends are (almost) as good as IRL ones.

We also discussed:

  • How having a shop started as an inside joke that quickly turned into a reality
  • The process of creating and curating their rad Instagram images
  • How wedding invitations are the bridge between client work and stationery design
  • Why networking is not nearly as effective (or fun!) as friend-making
  • How they approach blogging as a small business


Handzy Design Shop + Studio, 15 W Pike Street, Covington, KY
hellohandzy on Instagram, Pinterest & Facebook 
thestylesample on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat

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Music by The Passion HiFi