Meet the crazy lady behind all the puns and illustrations - and her four-legged assistant.
Literally does all the things.
Seriously. She does all the things. Illustrating. Lettering. Designing. Shipping. Invoicing. Website building. She writes every email. Every caption. Every card.
She's a self-proclaimed Chaco enthusiast, loves fleece pullovers, spends too much time daydreaming about the perfect morning with a cup of camp coffee and has a long list of weird dog names on her phone ready for her next furry friend. She is deeply in love with Northern Michigan AND the deserts of Utah which causes a lot of internal emotional struggles pretty much daily...
Annie has a background art and design, going to both Michigan State University and Savannah College of Art and Design. After graduating and not wanting to end up in a cubicle editing photos, she found herself patching dry bags, packing rations and playing with boats for the National Outdoor Leadership School. During her stint at NOLS, she spent most of her free time drawing, writing down all the weird puns that came to her during long hours on the road and finally started Compass Paper Co when that creative itch became too overwhelming not to scratch.
Really doesn't do anything...
But at least he is cute!
He claims he is Compass Paper Co's Studio Manager but in reality he doesn't do much besides demanding hourly butt scratches and bathroom breaks.
Rufio loves hikes, sticking his nose out the window, barking at our awesome UPS guy and taking a good long nap on the couch. And he really loves using the excuse he doesn't have thumbs to get out of helping with packing orders. He is super cute when he is sleepy, has a funny little prance when he is excited and makes weird screeching noises when he yawns.
The Loud One.
Hank is our Assistant TO THE Studio Manager but just like Rufio he does not have thumbs and is pretty much useless when it comes to doing anything other than trying to eat envelopes that have fallen on the floor. But we keep him around anyways.
Hank loves watching birds, going for long walks on the beach, chewing on things he shouldn't and barking for no reason.