ABOUT Root & Branch
Root & Branch Paper Co. makes paper goods for nature-lovers and gift-givers: people who are passionate about caring for the earth and loving others well. Our products are hand-illustrated and made in small batches with the goal to deepen relationships, grow imaginations, and cultivate beauty in the everyday. Our name comes from an English idiom, root and branch, which means thorough and complete. We chose this name to reflect our purpose: to create beautiful, meaningful products that cultivate wholeness and togetherness.
Whether through a heartfelt note in the mailbox, your favorite journal for jotting down creative ideas, or a beautifully wrapped birthday present, there are a million ways to capture and celebrate the beauty in your life. We hope to help you do just that, root and branch.
Each of our products begins as a simple drawing, from good old-fashioned pen and paper. We then edit and color each piece digitally, and use various printing methods to bring our products to life. As an artisan business, we pour our heart and soul into each product we create, and our hope is that this process of dreaming and creating continues with you!
As we draw our inspiration from nature, we are deeply committed to sustainability and cultivating a sense of responsibility for our beautiful earth. Our entire product line is manufactured in the US, using sustainable materials and practices whenever possible. We use recycled papers in our products and minimal plastics in our packaging.
We do our research and partner with manufacturers who share our values and commitments to sustainability, providing you with beautiful products that are high-quality and consciously made. Thank you for doing the same in supporting our work.
- Jessie Tyree Jenness, owner
Hey there, I'm Jessie. I'm a designer, illustrator, and all-around nature-appreciator. I am passionate about creating and capturing beauty: whether that's through a floral illustration, a heartwarming dinner with friends, or a kind handwritten letter.
My work stems from a sense of appreciation and wonder for the world around us. I see the vastness and beauty of nature as a celebration, and my goal in creating is to capture a bit of this celebration and bring it into our everyday lives, even the days that are spent in a classroom, an office, or a big city.
I received my BFA in design communication and have over eight years of experience working with awesome clients to create meaningful designs that tell stories and celebrate beauty.
When I'm not designing you can find me drinking bubble tea, listening to Simon & Garfunkel, thinking about whales, hanging out with my husband Ben, and traveling every chance I get.