We had the good fortune of connecting with Brianna Case and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Brianna, why did you pursue a creative career?
I have pursued an artistic career because it’s the perfect medium for me to express myself. I think art is a unique tool to convey emotions and messages. Art builds community and inspires others to create as well. In my experience, art has even served as a constructive way to deal with stress and anxiety. Having this outlet of expression has put myself, and I’m sure others, on a path to better mental health and wellness.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Thank you for asking. What sets me apart from others in the stationery industry is probably that I personally hand-make all of my paper art greeting cards. Each card is special and unique. A selection of my cards is also customizable so that any skin tone may be represented in the artwork. I think I have gotten where I am today by simply being consistent. Always showing up. I don’t think this has ever been “easy” for me because it requires work. Every time. Whether that work is emotional, mental, physical… it simply depends on the day, but it is certainly always there. What has helped me to me to deal with this challenge is resisting my tendency to be a perfectionist. This was a lesson I had to learn in order to achieve some sort of work/life balance and by doing this, I experience more joy and refreshment when I am creating. I want to encourage everyone to show kindness and compassion. Love others as you love yourself, teach our children to love, and to listen to others with love and empathy.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Of course! To begin our adventure we would visit Iwi Fresh Farm-to-skin Spa in Atlanta for some refreshing Manis & Mimosas. Afterwards, I would take my friends to Atlanta Botanical Gardens. The gardens are absolutely stunning and I love exploring them every year to discover a new flower I’ve never seen before. After that we would probably have lunch at Cafe Intermezzo. I love their European inspired atmosphere, the cheesecake is delicious, and the bathrooms teach you French. Ha! And if it’s winter time, for drinks we would visit the Ice Skating Rink at Atlantic Station and grab some hot chocolate. Finally, for dinner, we would visit The Halcyon in Alpharetta. There are so many restaurants to choose from that there will be something for everyone. If we have room for desert, there is always the Popbar or Kilwin’s! Of course, I must add the Atlanta Aquarium, Sky View Atlanta Ferris wheel, World of Coca-cola, and the National Center for Civil Human Rights Museum. Oh, and the Atlanta Zoo. I have yet to visit the Atlanta Zoo!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Absolutely. My husband is my biggest fan. His encouragement and loving support has allowed me to pursue this full-time. Without him by my side, I would not have achieved what I have in just three years in this industry. My extended friends & family have also been very supportive, especially in the area of sharing my work with others. I must also give well-deserved credit to my intimate community on social media. These friends are my daily cheerleaders. They encourage me to expand my artistic skill. They inspire me. There are some pieces I may have never created if it were not for their feedback and input!
Brianna Case, Elijah Case