our story

the door designs began in late 2021. joyce found herself newly retired from her corporate sales job after 35 successful years + needing an outlet that challenged her creative mind to work! standing at a mere 5 feet tall, she may be small, but she is a firecracker + never backs down from a challenge. joyce has always been crafty– making jewelry, sewing, scrapbooking– she can do it all! she’s happiest when buried deep in her craft room amongst multiple projects with her yorkies yapping in the background. her happy place: a local craft store.

kelli worked in corporate america + was looking for a side hustle that allowed her love of graphic design + marketing to meet her love of creating pretty things. having majored in both business + fashion at purdue university, she always finds herself gravitating towards using the creative side of her brain. in june 2023, she took a leap of faith + left her corporate job to begin working full-time on her passion project, the door designs. kelli thrives when functionality meets flow in all areas of her life, + she gets an adrenaline rush checking items off of her to-do list! her happy place: designing on canva.

what began as a t-shirt business, soon turned into the laser-cut acrylic signage business that the door designs is known for today. shortly after launching their etsy shop, kelli’s older sister, blaney, was planning her wedding reception in the backyard of their childhood home. kelli + joyce had the best time dreaming up + making all of the little details to turn “the backyard” into “the venue.” the two soon learned about laser cutting machines + the rest is history! they’ve been creating event-based signage + decor ever since.

joyce’s roles include the production, painting, + ASSEMBLING while kelli’s roles include the designing, order-fulfilling, + SOCIAL-MEDIA MANAGING. with two “type A” girls figuring out how to run a business together, there’s never a dull (or quiet) moment behind the scenes!!

“No one can close the doors he opens.”

Revelation 3:7

MEET

kelli

vacation or staycation?

VACATION (SOMEWHERE ON A BEACH)

summer or winter?

FALL!!

happy place

DESIGNING ON CANVA OR ORGANIZING SMALL SPACES

coffee order

ICED COFFEE WITH ALMOND MILK + LIGHT ICE

roadtrip or jet set?

WITHOUT HESITATION, AIRPLANE!

early bird or night owl?

I CAN BE EITHER, AS LONG AS I GET 8+ HOURS OF SLEEP!! LOL

chocolate or vanilla?

VANILLA

call or text?

CALL!! I’M EMBARRASSINGLY HORRIBLE AT TEXTING BACK!

guilty pleasure

DOING LAUNDRY

SALTY OR SWEET?

SWEET, ALWAYS!! REESE’S, ALBANESE GUMMY BEARS, OR TWIZZLERS

MEET

joyce

vacation or staycation?

staycation- I’m a homebody

summer or winter?

summer!

happy place

in my craft room amongst my yapping yorkies

coffee order

nothing can come between me + my nespresso machine

roadtrip or jet set?

jet set! get me TO THE SUNSHINE as quick as possible

early bird or night owl?

early bird, always!

chocolate or vanilla?

banana!!

call or text?

call

guilty pleasure

repurposing old treasures i find at antique stores

SALTY OR SWEET?

salty. I’ll take a bag of cape cod potato chips over anything sweet every time!

LET’S WORK TOGETHER!!

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