The Society for Creative Founders blends community and learning to create a supportive environment where artists, makers, and designers receive the tools, knowledge, and encouragement they need to grow their business like a creative founder.
Running a business is hard. Being a creative entrepreneur and trying to build a sustainable, profitable business you love is hard. And the Society for Creative Founders is built entirely upon the premise of helping you where you need it most in a way that works for you, your business, and in your life. We are here to help you every step of the way.
This community was created specifically for you, and we want to welcome you with open arms into a place that is here to give you to empower, equip, and encourage you with everything you need to grow your business well.
In order to make sure that the Society for Creative Founders is continually providing the necessary resources, tools, and education you need to grow a business you love every single day, someone has to be steering the ship ... and that's where I come in.
Hi! I’m Kristin Wilson, the owner of the Society for Creative Founders. I began with a career as an elementary school teacher, starting my entrepreneurial journey as a wedding planner as a “side hustle” in 2010. A month after my daughter was born in 2012, I took my business full-time so that I could be at home raising her while building a business I absolutely loved. Falling in love with all things stationery design soon after, I founded a wedding stationery business specializing in the art of letterpress, while running a successful Etsy shop at the same time.
However, I haven’t been a part of the Society for Creative Founders since it’s beginnings in 2011. I first attended the Society for Creative Founders Conference (which was then known as Stationery Academy) in 2015, and everything changed for my business when I walked through those doors in Phoenix that fateful day.
I found myself surrounded by like-minded creatives who were all encouraging, inspiring, and most of all, a community of women where I felt like I was home. The majority of my wedding stationery business has been molded by what is taught here, along what I have learned through this amazing community. I fully believe that what we teach here can help you wherever you are in your journey.
On a personal note, I am a wife and mama to three boisterous kiddos, believe that we should listen to those little whispers that guide our path, and that life is meant to be celebrated. On any given day, you can find me with reheated coffee in hand and an instrumental playlist humming softly in the background, wholeheartedly pursuing the adventures that life places in my path.
Not one day goes by that I am not grateful that I have the opportunity to work with so many women who are each incredible entrepreneurs in their own, unique ways.
No matter where you begin, we’re here to help you with the
tools and support you need to grow your business like a creative founder while building friendships with women who are right there with you, all along the way.
We see you, both for where you are now and where you want your business to be. We know you have the heart to grow your business into something incredible, and we want to help you to achieve all that and more. We hope you will join us at the Conference, become a member of the Community, or spend some time reading the blog.