Kalyn Johnson Chandler Founder, Effie's Paper: Stationery & Whatnot

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Kalyn Johnson Chandler is the founder and creative force behind the signature paperie, Effie’s Paper :: Stationery & Whatnot. Following a ten year legal career as an environmental transactional lawyer at Jones Day, Kalyn returned to her first love, fashion in 2007. In 2007, she launched STYLE by Kalyn Johnson, a style consultancy focused on personal branding for men and women in the corporate arena. Her client roster consisted of television news anchors, attorneys, physicians and other professionals. Now, a self-taught graphic designer, she’s extended her intrinsic fashion sense into a distinct lifestyle brand focusing on desk accessories and travel products, named after her grandmother, Mrs. Effie Hayes, that features her signature design aesthetic of bright colors, bold designs and witty “bon mots”.
Kalyn believes that from the door to her desk, a woman should be surrounded by pretty things that make her heart leap; her company’s products are a unique mix of casual elegance, motivation and social conversation that make using them fun and engaging. Although named after Kalyn’s grandmother, Effie’s Paper::Stationery&Whatnot is not your grandmother’s stationery company! The goal was simple, to create lifestyle products that could co-exist with today’s technology. Et voila! Effie’s Paper offers its online customers, and wholesale accounts, an on-trend, curated selection of stylish desk, stationery, travel and gift accessories. The products reflect Kalyn’s belief that the future is female and is being shaped by the power of Black Girl Magic!

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