We're a small design studio and shop that runs on the obsession of finding, and making products that make people happy. From our own product line that we design in-house, to sourcing amazing products from vendors we love, we have built a shop that combines our love of well designed, happy, silly items. Our company started in 2004 as a personalized stationery studio and evolved over the years to what it is today and our own line of goods is sold across North America in the coolest shops.
In 2004, Lindsay Stephenson packed up her desk at a corporate job, got into her MINI Cooper and went on a journey to find a career that got her out of a cubicle and around more things that brought her joy. Her goal was to have a career that allowed her to be creative, gave her the and ability to spend time with loved ones, and time in a day to find inspiration in the joys of life. Within a month, Lindsay started "The Penny Paper Co." - a small stationery design studio. Over the last 17 years her design studio has grown to be a well-loved and recognized brand manufacturing on trend, bright, colourful, unique products. Lindsay's designs have been licensed and turned into bedding, artwork and baby wear for retailers like TJMaxx, HomeSense, and more. In addition, her work has been featured Nationally in Print, TV and online and the Penny Paper Co. goodies are now sold in retailers across Canada and the United States and online.
In 2022 The Penny Paper Co. expanded to become Charlie Pickles - a destination for all things fun and sweet. The shop runs on the obsession with design, sourcing great products. The Penny Paper Co., continues as a manufacturer of high end stationery & accessories.
Lindsay lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband Aubrey and their son, Oscar.