Hi, I'm Corey Paige! I'm 22 years old and a recent graduate of Tulane University. In 2015 during my sophomore year of college, I started my company, Corey Paige Designs. I have developed an expressive style, by combining bright and colorful imagery, icons, patterns, and words. I love creating fun and whimsical art based on popular themes including fashion, shopping, travel destinations, teen activities, college spirit and more. My designs translate to virtually any product including apparel, home decor, stationery, and gifts. Since my first Instagram post, Corey Paige Designs has become a viral sensation. I have also created custom designs for charities, camps, colleges, sports teams, and even unique designs for Bar/Bat Mitzvahs. Who knew that just a few doodles would turn into a business?
HOW IT ALL BEGAN
Sophomore year of college, I sat at my desk sketching in my dorm room at Tulane. If you know me, you know how much I adore New Orleans and Tulane. I played around with collaging symbols that resemble my love for these two meaningful places. After posting the drawing on my Instagram account @coreypaige_designs, I received a tremendous amount of positive feedback from friends and family and began taking personalized design requests.
During the time of high school and college graduations, a friend asked if I could print my designs onto pillows to give as gifts - and that’s how it all began. Before I knew it, my doodles were no longer limited to drawings on paper. I recognized the strong potential of my drawings and got to work creating other requested designs such as summer camp designs, birthday designs, and Bat/Bar Mitzvah logos. I expanded my product market and began printing on leggings, shirts, bags, phone cases, sneakers, stickers and more. I began to get requests from retail stores across the country to carry my merchandise. Soon after, Corey Paige Designs was born.
Although I love the creativity involved in my company, my favorite aspect is the spirit. No matter if at a tailgate, summer camp, party or elsewhere, I pride my business on making others happy. Nothing excites me more than seeing my customers use or wear their custom Corey Paige Designs with a smile!