About Us Girls

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It all started with a single kraft CD sleeve. A simple, natural marketing tool for photographers. Six years later, we offer a wide variety of photography packaging solutions that support photographer branding, creative marketing, and business development, including custom presentation folders and photo boxes, customized flash drives and flash drive pouches, photo album wraps, photo print sleeves, and specialty client gifts.  

Whether you present digital images or present printed images, prefer all-in-one photo packaging or to do it yourself, have been in business for years or you’re just starting a photography business, we help deliver masterpieces. 

New to a photography business? Don’t know where to start with branding? Exploring photograph packaging options? Contact our stylists for free help designing photography packaging and presentation materials as unique as you.


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I was named after Melisa Sue Anderson on Little House and The Prairie, why? Because my dad thought she was cute of course!
 
I love working with in this industry, the visual nature of everything keeps my creating brain filled.
 I love even more working with the girls at Kraft & Jute - they never give me a hard time!
 
One of my (newest) favorite quotes: "The more you learn, the more you realize how little you know..." 
-author unknown

 


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Her title may talk about shipping and logistics, but don't let that fool you. Mary is also in charge of ordering all materials, cutting, assembling, and finally packaging and shipping your order.

 
I am a follower of Jesus, lover of books, and blessed beyond measure to be the wife of an amazing man, Frank, and mom to three great boys, Aaron, Luke, and Kris.  
 
"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose."
- Jim Elliot
 
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I thrive off connecting with people because I'm an extrovert to the core. With a varied background in interior design, marketing, branding, and even entrepreneurship, I can relate to the daily grind and hustle to keeping a business afloat, while ensuring it's a reflection of your style.

When I'm not working with the K&J team, my husband and I run an online coffee business called Rebel Pine. We also love spending time outdoors with our beagle Raleigh and listening to NPR's "How I Built This" podcast. 

One of my favorite bands is Lord Huron – I love their lyric from "Ends of the Earth": "What good is livin' a life you've been given If all you do is stand in one place."  I believe life is about trying new experiences, even when they scare you.

 

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Leanne is quickly becoming the fastest and best stitcher around! Almost every piece of hand-stitched packaging you order likely had Leanne's hands on it. She wears many hats at Kraft & Jute, making sure everything gets done.

Running almost everyday, she's training for a half marathon to do with Melisa and her sister. She loves anything that is active, often visiting Presque Isle nearby.

"If you want to live a life you've never lived, you have to do things you've never done."Jen Sincero

 

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Marissa is a talented graphic designer, putting her artistic skills to use in many ways at Kraft & Jute – from photographing products to brainstorming new product designs. 

And graphic design isn't her only artistic talent, she loves making jewelry. She's also a coffee junkie and spends a lot of time checking out local book stores for inspiration.