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About Dogwood Hill

Dogwood Hill is a purveyor of semi-custom stationery and wedding paper for discerning clients with a taste for luxurious, artfully driven paper without the lengthy design time or high price point.



Welcome to Dogwood Hill! A reflection of our founder’s hometown, Dogwood Hill is representative of all the ways our products can be enjoyed: a church for weddings and baptisms, a tearoom for social gatherings, a pond for summer celebrations, a town square where shops and entrepreneurs can be found, and homes where parties are planned, rooms are decorated, and holiday cards are addressed. Each detail has been thoughtfully considered with our community in mind.

Our story began in 2014 when our founder, Jennifer Hunt—a busy mother of two who moonlights as an accountant and an art dealer—waited a touch too long to order her holiday cards. Like many busy women before her, Jennifer found that booking an artist to create the hand-crafted cards she wanted was not a possibility. She took to the web, but her efforts were futile. No one was delivering online customizable calligraphy and art-driven holiday stationery. That is when the idea sprung for a website where discerning customers could go for hand-made cards that were thoughtfully and gorgeously created featuring art by real artists. No need for pricey design fees, lengthy production times or settling for the mass-produced.

With its collective of thirty artists (and growing!) and its team of in-house graphic designers who bring the art to life through thoughtful product design, Dogwood Hill is able to supply products within ten days that are as unique as the intended recipients. With each artist's distinctive style, you’ll find an item to suit your taste. Artwork is created by hand, the paper is luxurious and, to ensure your photo-based cards feel truly your own, we’ve made it easy to upload photos and personalize messages. No detail is overlooked. We believe stationery should reflect the sender’s personality and delight the recipient and that is what we strive to deliver through the Dogwood Hill: Design-driven cards that inspire.

 

The Dogwood Hill Team


The owner of Dixie Design, Jennifer Hunt, poses for a picture.

Jennifer Hunt

Founder and CEO

Jennifer is the creator and founder of Dogwood Hill. Hailing from northwest Alabama, she graduated with a Master of Accountancy from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and moved to Birmingham in 1999. She led successful careers first as a Certified Public Accountant and then as an art gallery owner. Not one to be pegged down, Jennifer launched Dogwood Hill to offer a space where artfully created paper and accessibility could meet. As a gallery owner, Jennifer developed an eye for spotting talent and a skill for curating, which help ensure every artist and piece of work represented in the collective is top-notch. It’s a full job, but when she’s not working with artists, managing her business or keeping up with her two adorable and rambunctious little boys, Jennifer loves traveling with her husband, Buddy, indulging in Birmingham's great restaurants, cooking, reading and enjoying the company of friends and family. Jennifer was selected as a Tory Burch Fellow in 2019.

Buddy Hunt

Wholesale Director

Buddy joined his wife, Jennifer, at the helm of Dogwood Hill's Wholesale Division in the fall of 2018. After spending two decades in the financial industry honing his sales and relationship-building skills in Minneapolis, Dallas and then back home in Birmingham, he connects Dogwood Hill with retail shops around the country and maintains valuable relationships with each new and existing account. In his time away from Dogwood Hill, he continues to manage a select number of financial accounts and enjoys the daily excitement of the stock market. His free time is spent with his wife and two young boys, coaching soccer and basketball, watching Alabama and San Francisco 49ers football, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Lucy Young

Creative Director

Lucy, a Birmingham native, has gravitated towards coastal towns since graduating from Auburn University with a BFA in Graphic Design. After a fellowship with Coastal Living magazine, she worked as the Assistant Art Director for a boutique marketing firm and publishing house along the shores of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. While there, she began to introduce watercolor illustrations into her layout designs, and she quickly fell in love with the technique. After marrying her husband Patrick in the summer of 2017, she made the move to Mobile, Alabama, where she currently resides and works as Dogwood Hill’s Creative Director as well as one of its contributing artists. She finds so much joy in bringing ideas to life through typography, color and paper. Taking walks with her husband under the oak trees throughout Mobile and curling up with an good book are some of her favorite ways to relax and unwind.

Lindsey Jennings

Design Director

Lindsey is a graphic designer and artist with a love for color and detail. As a North Alabama native, she quickly found herself settling back into her hometown of Huntsville, after receiving her BFA in Graphic Design and Marketing from Auburn University. After a few years working as the Marketing Director for a local non-profit, Lindsey left the corporate world to pursue her dream of creating art and design for the most special moments in someone’s life. Whether rebranding small companies, creating nursery art or custom stationery, she loves the process of bringing others’ stories to life! When she doesn’t have a paintbrush or laptop in hand, you can find Lindsey enjoying time with her husband, DJ, and their daughter, Ellie, traveling, spending time outdoors with their friends and family and snuggling up with their pup, Hank, and a good movie.

Brennan Smith

Designer

Brennan is a true Alabama native, hailing from the plains of Auburn, where she traded in pom poms for paintbrushes and paper while pursuing her BFA in Graphic Design at Samford University. While in school, she juggled her time between art classes and working for Cooking Light and Food & Wine magazines, in addition to spending a delightful summer in Charleston with Charleston Magazine. With inspiration arising from her Southern heritage, along with her affinity for classic designs, she believes each project offers an opportunity to create a unique design. She considers herself a visual problem solver and believes that with a little bit of grit, there's no obstacle that can't be solved. On the weekends, you can catch her with a camera in her hand photographing weddings, families, and even pets! She also loves volunteering with her local church, scouting quaint bookstores, and exploring all the Magic City has to offer.

Jennifer Phillips

Designer

Jennifer is a graphic designer from the small town of Alexander City, Alabama. In 2017 she graduated from Auburn with a BFA in graphic design. While in college, Jennifer developed a love for color and painting and is always eager to explore new mediums. After spending a year teaching graphic design at the high school level, Jennifer decided to return to the field of graphic design. She is married to her husband, Jake, and they have one dog, a goldendoodle named Baxter. Together, they enjoy spending time with friends and family and spending time outdoors or at the beach.

Emily Brett

Designer

Emily is a New York City based graphic designer and illustrator. She has an affinity for print design, hand-written notes, beautiful typography and bold color palettes. After receiving her BFA in Graphic Design from Auburn University, Emily made the move to The Big Apple. She is originally from Atlanta, Georgia and has a deep love for the south. Emily has a wide array of experience working with stationery, digital publication and fashion. When Emily is not designing, she enjoys long walks in her Brooklyn neighborhood, catching up with friends over something sweet and exploring the ever-changing adventure that the city has to offer.

Kate King

Operations Director

Born in Louisiana, raised in Texas, college in South Carolina, and currently residing in Alabama, Kate considers herself truly a daughter of the South. Kate graduated from the College of Charleston with a degree in Corporate Communications. She is a type A personality from a family of very creative people. Kate has always seen the art of a handwritten note on beautiful stationery as her creative outlet. Working for Dogwood Hill allows her to carry out her type A tendencies while watching beautiful art made into beautiful paper. After college she worked in ministry for seven years before joining the Dogwood Hill Team. Kate moved to Birmingham in 2013, where she currently lives with her husband, Stephen, their three young children, and their dog. When she is not chasing her toddlers around, she loves reading, enjoying good food with friends, and getting back to Charleston any chance she can.

Sarah Boyd

Operations Manager

Sarah, a Birmingham native, found her way back to Birmingham after graduating from Palm Beach Atlantic University with a BA in Dance. While she loves to joke that she got the most practical major possible, ballet did combine a love of the arts with attention to detail, which she uses daily in her work with Dixie. After college Sarah spent five years helping to run a small, local non-profit where she took on tasks that ranged from graphic design to communications to event planning. When it came time for a change, Sarah brought her operations background and ability to flex into many different tasks to Dogwood Hill where she helps with everything from packaging orders to preparing products for the website. Sarah and her husband met through mutual friends at their church and together they love hosting friends and family in their home, trying new coffee shops, and traveling. They recently welcomed their daughter, Eleanor!

Bethany Terrell

Website & Production

Bethany, a graduate of the University of Montevallo with a degree in Elementary Education, is using her skills behind the scenes for Dogwood Hill, working on customizations for our website and production to make sure every order is finished with precision and expertise. Bethany, her husband Seth and her four sons reside in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Not only does Bethany spend many hours with our Dixie team, she also teaches ESL students in the Tuscaloosa City School System. In her "spare" time, she supports her husband's ministry with Campus Outreach at The University of Alabama, meeting with college women in Bible studies and opening her home to college students. She also loves volunteering in various ways with her boys school activities. Bethany is an avid runner and spends lots of time running carpool and at sporting events....life with 4 boys!!!

Kathleen Bunn

Wholesale Operations Manager

Kathleen was born into a military family, but raised in Georgia. She got a degree at Georgia College in Early Childhood Education. After graduation she worked on staff with a college ministry, and soon joined her husband to continue working with college students for the past 15 years. She now resides in Birmingham, Alabama, with her husband, three boys, and one daughter. With Dogwood Hill, she uses her attention to detail as she manages its wholesale operations. When she’s not working and taking care of the numerous needs of four children, she enjoys exercising and always has her nose in a book. She also loves opening her home weekly to college students to study the Bible and invest her time in the lives of young women.

Rebekah Crossman

Wholesale Operations Assistant

Rebekah is a graduate of Samford University with a Bachelor of Art degree in Interior Design. She was born In Michigan, raised in St. Louis and now calls Birmingham home. While attending college she met her husband, David, and they have two boys who are full of life. After spending nine years as a commercial Interior Designer followed by twelve years of staying home with her boys, Rebekah joined Dogwood Hill where her love of color, design, and attention to detail makes her a perfect fit for the Wholesale Operations team. In her spare time, she loves to read, sew, take walks with their family dog, mountain biking and traveling with her husband and boys.

Katie Russell

Wholesale Operations Assistant

Katie, an Auburn University graduate with a degree in elementary education, now lives in Birmingham, Alabama, where she grew up. Her enthusiasm for collaboration and teamwork to ensure our clients’ needs are met make her a perfect fit for the Wholesale Operations team. She and her husband, Andrew, stay busy keeping up with their son Ford and their energetic golden retriever named Chip. In her free time, Katie enjoys spending time with family, relaxing at the lake, and being a part of a small group through her church.

Dana Vick

Project Communications Manager

Dana, a native North Texan, is known for celebrating life and making the mundane a bit magical. After graduating college, she began a ten-year career in corporate sales and training where her heart for celebrating transformed professional development seminars into mini “events” with food, decor and favors. Whatever the occasion, Dana is most satisfied seeing a project through from start to finish and creatively solving problems along the way. She happily joined Dogwood Hill as the Project Communications Manager in 2019 where she ensures the team’s creative calendar stays on track. Outside of work, you will find her doing anything with her husband and three kids, except for grocery shopping as she has yet to find a way to make that magical.

Casey Snipes

Social Media Creative & Product Stylist

Casey hails from Northern Virginia, and after graduating from Covenant College in 2012 with a BA in Art, she and her husband Brandon made Birmingham their home. After spending years in the world of retail, Casey eventually found her passion in styling, creative direction, and social media management. She loves being able to help clients visually capture and communicate the essence of their businesses. She has very much enjoyed stepping into the Marketing Director role at Dogwood Hill, and wakes up extra early and extra excited on photoshoot days. Outside of work, Casey enjoys traveling with her husband, hunting for vintage clothes, reading biographies on George Washington, and spending time with her daughter, Zoe, and two cats, Luna and Minerva.

Leah Munts

Social Media & Production Assistant

Virginia born and Alabama raised, Leah now lives in Birmingham with her husband, Rick. Having studied studio arts at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Leah has a passion for all things design and fashion and enjoys sharing her passion with others. Her keen eye and helpful attitude allow her to thrive on set and online. In her free time, you can catch her perusing estate sales, rearranging her home, or catching up on television with her husband and their dog, Daisy, with the occasional appearance of their cats, Lucy and Pepper.

Sloan Crawford

Blog and Newsletter Editor

Sloan, a Birmingham native, loves to weave words together to tell stories. She completed her undergraduate degree in Journalism and Public Relations from Samford University and her graduate degree in Public Relations and Advertising from the University of Alabama. While in school, Sloan held a variety of editorial and marketing jobs, including positions at Southern Living, The Birmingham Museum of Art, and the Tuscaloosa Mayoral Office. After completing her Master’s degree, Sloan married her best friend, Chase, and landed a job coordinating the marketing and social media for a large Birmingham law firm. Sloan now stays at home with her two little boys, Jack and James. During afternoon nap times and at night, you can find her cranking out emails, blog posts and newsletters to promote the beautiful stationery lines of Dogwood Hill. And in her spare time, you can find her with her nose in a fiction book or a Bible study, researching new dinner recipes, or hanging out with her boys and husband.

Kim Isom

Customer Experience Manager

Kim is a native Texan who loves serving Dixie customers by assisting with their orders and questions. Kim has a Bachelor of Science in Music from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma. After living in Oklahoma for several years, she made her way back to her home State where she was a Children’s/Administrative Pastor for 15 years. During that time, she was able to use her creative and administrative skills to serve children and her church. Now those skills are applied at Dogwood Hill where she enjoys being a part of a company with such beautiful artwork and creativity. When Kim is not helping customers, she is teaching piano and voice lessons, directing music summer camps with her husband, loving her four rescue dogs, being mom to her adult girls, Haley and Haven, and wife to her husband, Tommy.

Mary Margaret Smith

Photographer

Mary Margaret is a wedding and portrait photographer in Birmingham, Alabama. She graduated from the University of Montevallo, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in photography. After spending several years developing photos in the darkroom, she began shooting weddings in 2007. She takes a documentary approach to photography and enjoys capturing details and candid moments. Always an admirer of beautiful paper and design, she developed a love for shooting stationery from photographing wedding invitation suites. Outside of photography MM also enjoys cooking with her boyfriend and hiking with their dogs.