I started Elyse Breanne Design on Etsy when I was 18, offering only my original paintings. I continued to create while earning my bachelor’s and master’s degrees. In 2019, I moved from Chicago to Durham, NC, to attend law school at Duke University. I kept up with my business and started to offer my stickers and greeting cards wholesale for retail shops in January of 2020. When the pandemic hit, I began posting my artwork on TikTok and started to gain traction there.
My business rapidly expanded in 2020 leading me to lease my first commercial office space and hire employees in January of 2021. That year proved to be a life-changing year from me as I realized I had built a business which could support not only myself, but full-time employees, too. During my second year in law school, I decided I would make my business my career. After completing my law degree in May of 2022, I took EBD full-time. Then in October, I opened our flagship storefront, Mill and Meadow, in downtown Durham, NC. Now, along with my team, I am continuing to grow Elyse Breanne Design, expanding our reach to help add creativity to each of our customers’ daily lives.
Find me on Instagram and TikTok at @elysebreannedesign
Favorite print: Terracotta Floral
Favorite product: Claw Clips