About Kelly Jo Studio
I’m Kelly Byerley, the owner and designer behind Kelly Jo Studio. Ever since I was a little girl I have had a love for anything artsy and creative. I’m pretty sure my beautiful mother is behind that, she has talents that far exceed mine, and she always tells me “you’re a chip off the ol’ mom block!” As a child, I remember having plastic boxes in my closet full of pretty papers, stationery, stickers, cards, glue and scissors. I would “play” with them for hours, I’m not sure how you play with paper but I loved it.
My wedding invitations and stationery were my first design projects, and where I discovered my passion for creating beautiful paper designs. I had so many people tell me how much they loved the invite, and that I needed to start a business of my own. I wanted to create something elegant and unique, something you wouldn’t see anywhere else. I love custom creations that truly speak to you and your individual style. I love designing for all occasions, from birthday parties to baby showers to weddings.
I graduated with a BBA in Entrepreneurship in 2001 and immediately went to work as an Accountant. I know those two don’t exactly go together, but the Accountant had to pay the bills while the entrepreneur side of me had to be put on hold. I knew one day I would open my own business. Having my son in 2012, combined with almost 11 years of number crunching really pushed me to get things going, and in 2013 I opened Kelly Jo Studio. I finally put that Entrepreneurship degree to good use. For the past two years I've been an Accountant by day, then headed home to spend many late nights and long weekends working on design projects, which left little time to spend with my family. I recently made the decision to quit my Accounting job, of 14 years, and put all of my energy into being a wife, mom, and growing Kelly Jo Studio into something I’ve always dreamed about. I design and make all of my products with my own two hands, and I hope you love everything as much as I love making it!
I was born and raised in Texas, and wouldn’t have it any other way! I have a wonderful and supportive husband that allows me to follow my dreams and always encourages me to do things I never thought I could do. Our oldest son is four years old and little brother just turned one.
Photos by Rooted in Love Photography