hey there! i'm jess.
creative heart + dog lady + beach bum

Originally from Buffalo, NY, I graduated with an Associates in Graphic Design and worked as a designer for a small design firm for several years. In 2012, I followed my heart (my husband) 600 miles away and now call coastal North Carolina home. After freelancing and blogging under a different name for over 6 years and then a very long hiatus, I finally felt ready to try again! I re-launched as Union Shore in 2017 creating unique stationery, paper goods & gifts inspired by nature, the ocean and my love for simple, modern design. When I'm not creating or at the beach, you can find me browsing antique shops, baking up something sweet and just spending time with my husband and adorable pup.