Mica May, CEO and founder of May Designs, has perfected the art of pretty notebooks. Her company had a big year, opening a new studio space in Austin, Texas and finding its customizable notebook collection among Oprah’s Favorite Things 2014! Take a peek inside May Designs’ studio launch party and join us as we swoon over the team’s lovely workspace!
Photography by Kara Hoey
What were your main goals when you opened your own paper design business?
Well, I started with one product: May Books. I focused completely on notebooks—and on the customization options with all the different patterns, fonts, colors and inside pages we could offer. What I LOVE is all the different things you can create! So the primary goal was and still is to allow our customers to interact with our website to create something beautiful that is uniquely theirs.
We added two new product lines to our website this year: completely customizable photo cards (invitations/announcements/holiday cards) and photo books. While the products that May Designs offers are paper goods, I like to think we are both a design and a tech company—blending both beautiful patterns and a completely personalized experience for each customer!