Hi there! I’m Jess, the owner & designer behind this little shop. I’m a coffee addicted beach bum with a major sweet tooth! I’m also a crazy dog lady and proud police wife.

Originally from Buffalo, NY, I've always had a love for art and creating. That passion only grew when I took my first “computer graphics” class in high school way back in 2002.... eeek!! I went on to graduate with a degree in graphic design, marry my high school sweetheart, work for a boutique design firm and then eventually follow my heart 600 miles away, so he could pursue his dream. Now we call coastal Carolina home.

Most days you’ll find me in jeans and comfy tee (probably with iced coffee nearby) diving into new projects. When I'm not creating, you can find me at the beach, browsing an antique shop or baking something sweet. But my favorite thing to do - just spending time with my husband and adorable pup.













Growing up in Western New York and along the shores of Lake Erie, Summer was always my favorite time of the year. As a kid, that meant spending lots of days at the lake and my families little cottage. Whether I was walking the shore looking for beach glass, swimming in the water or siting around the bonfire, life was just better at the lake. Now, we are living in coastal North Carolina where the salty air and rhythm of the waves inspires and excites my soul.

After designing and blogging for several years under a different name and a very long hiatus, I finally felt ready to try again! I thought long and hard about changing the name and it’s something I believe my heart and business needed. Union Shore launched in 2017 creating unique stationery, paper goods & gifts inspired by nature, the ocean and my love for simple, modern design.

I truly hope the products I create bring a little bit of joy to your everyday life.