Our Story

Welcome to my shop!! I am the designer, printer and creator behind this handmade operation. I run the business out of our Missouri studio with the help of my husband, John, daughter Emma (sometimes! She is only 3 after all), and our production assistant Brooke.

I’ve been both an entrepreneur and designer / crafter since I was little. I think it started when I was 8 and I decided to paint rocks and sell them door-to- door...and people bought them!! My interests have evolved a bit since then and I’ve followed a not-so-straight path through my education starting with Architecture and ending up in Graphic Communications. During grad school I decided to turn my passion for paper, design and printing into a stationery business, and voila - Curio Press was born!

We have grown a lot since 2013—moving to a few different states and adding our daughter to the mix— but we are still a small, handmade operation...and I plan to keep it that way! I believe in offering a high quality product with outstanding, personal customer service and I look forward to sharing my creations with you!

Alexis Austin

Owner, designer, printer -- some of everything! 


Alexis' Husband
Production Manager


Awesome little helper


Production Assistant