pixel paper hearts started as a creative outlet tag teamed by a sister / brother duo - Charisse de Leon and Wayne Reyes. their love affair for all things design sprung out of Room 113 - their high school graphic arts classroom. it was in that room where they first learned to cut rubylith, used a printing press, exposed a silk screen and of course, met Adobe.
pixel paper hearts made it's online debut in May 2013 via Etsy as a print shop, with a small collection of 13 wall prints which illustrated modern typography designs and words that motivated, inspired & warmed hearts.
since then, pixel paper hearts graduated from their humble beginnings to a full fledged graphic design umbrella fabricating custom designs, witty social stationery and other modern goods.
today, Wayne is a registered nurse working full-time in downtown Toronto. pixel paper hearts operates solely under Charisse’s creative direction.
I am a creator, a self-taught graphic designer, an entrepreneur and the wearer of all hats for pixel paper hearts. fuelled by my love for coffee, I typically find my material in the everyday - from life with kids in the suburbs, on the ball diamond watching competitive sports parents, being a mid-millennial and indulging in an obscene amount of self-help books.
I am a firm believer in rooting for each other. in building someone up, celebrating their victories - big or small without ever questioning our own. there is so much power in community over competition.
CHEER. FOR. PEOPLE.
currently calling Milton, Ontario home with my chef husband (super glam), we spend a great chunk of of life rooting for our two babes on the ball diamond.
I’m happy you’re here :)