The old saying two hands are better than one, can take on a new meaning when you have a handmade business. Combing your work life and your business life can have many rewards. Elisabeth Tran and Shaun Mueller of Champaign Paper are a creative duo who share their love affair with paper, while finding ways to showcase each others strengths.
How long have you been together. We’ve been together for 4 amazing years.
How did you meet? We met while working together at Nationwide Insurance in Dublin, OH. We both got hired into a training class together for our starting positions, got to know each other, and fell in love. We have been inseparable ever since.
How long have you been working together? If we counted Nationwide, it’d be about 4 1/2 years of working together.
What roles do you each play in the company? Beth is the artist and social media guru & Shaun is the graphic designer and business manager. We both handle production, shipping, and any other necessary functions.
How do you build off each other’s strength’s? We both work on each product or design when we decide to make something. Beth enjoys drawing the designs and posting on social media for the biz. Shaun loves figuring things out and discovering new ways of doing what we do. It’s a great match! We both get to do what we love, and what we do best!
Name one thing you really like about your partner, in life or in work.
Beth: There are so many things I love about Shaun, it’s difficult to pin-point just one. Throughout our relationship and our business, he’s always remained insanely positive. If there was one thing that has kept us going, that would be the biggest reason. If it weren’t for Shaun’s positive attitude, we wouldn’t be where we are today.
Shaun: It’s hard to choose, but I love how creative and hilarious she is. We say we work together, but really we are just having the time of our lives every day!
Learn more about this creative duo on their website and find them at a craft show near you.