Bonnie Cross and Currier Stevens make up the graphic design team of Tenn Hens Design, a studio specializing in unique paper goods, branding, and marketing materials. Their artistic style and advertising background combine to help them create timeless, thoughtful pieces. They adore watercolors, pretty paper, vintage postage, and all the details that make up the perfect package. They worked together for several years at a local ad agency, became fast friends and were soon dreaming up ideas for their own shop. They took the leap in 2005, setting up shop in a tiny spare bedroom with computers and new business cards while looking for clients. Little did they know, Tenn Hens Design would still be going strong so many years later and fulfilling their artistic passions.
Dream destination: Currier: The Mont Blanc Trail in Europe
Magical place: Bonnie: Istanbul
Ideal dinner date: Bonnie: Jerry Garcia, Currier: Queen Elizabeth
Listening to: Bonnie: Rumors, Currier: Eat a Peach or American Beauty
Recommended read: Currier: YaYa Sisterhoood, The Secret Garden, The Education of Little Tree, A Time to Kill
Film rec: Bonnie: Lion, Currier: The Darkest Hour
Favorite foods: Bonnie: homemade pizza, chips & salsa, and I’m on a huge olive obsession of late! Currier: anything with avocado, artichokes with lemon butter, and watermelon feta salad
Power color: Bonnie: kelly green, Currier: sage green
Personal treasure: Bonnie: vintage agricultural signs from my father’s collection, Currier: my very extensive collection of art supplies that has only grown consistently since 1988ish
One should always: Bonnie: write a thank you note, Currier: be respectful of my elders.
Favorite road trip game: Does listening to true crime podcasts count as a game? We're obsessed.
Hidden talent: Bonnie: expert horseback rider, Currier: I love to make jewelry out of found objects - rocks, antlers, tumbled sea glass, leather.
Childhood dream: Bonnie: professional equestrian 3-day eventer, Currier: an artist! I am thrilled to be lucky enough to do what I love!