I'm Devonna and I am the owner and designer of Funky Olive, a boutique design studio located in beautiful Albuquerque, NM. I've always had a passion for art, so after high school, I attended NMSU where I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. I fell in love with invitation and stationery design when I designed the invitation suite for my own wedding. I've been the owner and designer of Funky Olive for 8 years, and became the #bossylady 2 years ago. Before starting this crazy little creative biz I was a graphic designer for a local winery for almost 4 years, designing wine labels and marketing collateral, I thought it was my dream job at the time, but this just called to me and speaks to my soul!
I love creating pieces that really speak to the feeling, aesthetic, and overall emotion that a couple is hoping to portray on one of the most important and dreamed about days in their life. The best part of my job is seeing how happy one of my designs makes a couple. There's not much in this world that brings me more joy!
You know that bringing me joy part? Well, there are a few things that make my heart burst with love - my husband and our two little boys are at the top of the list! Being a mom has been the absolute best thing to ever happen to me, and I can't imagine life any other way. My fur baby Toolius is pretty high on the list too, he's a 10 yr old black lab who's every bit as spaztic as he was as a pup!
- I'm fluent in sarcasm.
- I became a graphic designer because I freaking love coloring.
- I'm currently obsessed with taupe and gray.
- I'm addicted to fonts and I need all the pretty things.
- I love the paper crafting I get to do for my business, yet I don't scrapbook.
- Mindy Kaling is my hero. She's hysterically funny.
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I LOVE designing really fun envelope liners, bold geometric prints, and lush, jewel toned watercolor floral elements. I'm also a sucker for a modern script font and printing every.damn.thing on vellum - especially in white!
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