I have been a doodler my whole life! I worked for years as an accountant in the financial services world, but after I had my three boys, I started drawing and crafting for a relaxing, creative outlet. I made birth and moving announcements, cards and invitations for myself and friends. Olives by Jodi was born when I realized how much fun it was to use both sides of my brain in a way that allowed me to connect and share joy with so many people.
I love creating happy designs, especially when I can incorporate others' personal ideas and details. Life is serious enough, why not have stationery that is uniquely you and makes you smile?
Olives is a small operation - just me at my kitchen table and computer. The supporting cast of encouraging friends and family is huge, though... thank you, you all know who you are! There are endless possibilities and exciting ideas. I can't wait to see where it all goes!
Thank you for visiting my site. Please email me with any questions, comments or ideas, I'd love to hear from you!
When I was a kid, it was a fun playground trick to silently mouth the words "olive juice" to people to try and fool them into believing you'd professed your love. In my post-playground years, it became a term of endearment for me, eventually being shortened to "olives".
The name captured the fun and whimsical spirit of the artwork I like to create, plus the logo practically designed itself!
For the record, I don't actually like to eat olives.