natalie smith
founder | lead design


mavisBLUE paper | who?
Hi! I’m Natalie, I'm the founder and lead designer at mavisBLUE paper. I’m a lover of patterns, doodling, drawing and Adobe. I love old-school caramels and secretly ​(or not so secretly) want to live in the fictional town of Cabot Cove, ME.

​mavisBLUE paper | why stationery?
I've always loved design and when my children arrived, I realized it was the perfect time to take a break from the 9-5, try on my entrepreneurial hat, add a little more flexibility and creativity to my day. With that, I decided to start my own company, be my own boss, and ultimately support my family through being more present!

mavisBLUE paper | the name?
mavis has always been my favorite name however, when my little girls arrived; the name just didn't fit either of their crazy personalities. I was destined to have someone take ownership of the name so when I formed my small business, it all clicked. Blue just happens to be my number one color so when my two favs met--it was a perfect coupling!