Freshly Launched :: The Spotted Olive

Freshly Launched :: The Spotted Olive
Launched ::  Debbie Pruess

LaunchHER says ::  We adore everything about The Spotted Olive.  The incredible creativity of designer Debbie Pruess, the genius name, the story of a woman entrepreneur who took her talents and passions, and started a fabulous business. Love!  And today, we are THRILLED to also welcome The Spotted Olive into the LaunchHER family as our newest sponsor! 
In HER words ::
Hello there! I’m Debbie, the designer and owner of The Spotted Olive™. I am a professional graphic designer with over 14 years of creative experience in the hospitality, vacation rental, real estate and leisure industries. In 2008, I partnered with Zazzle and started The Spotted Olive™ as a creative outlet from my daily job as a corporate graphic designer. I thought it would be a fun way to express my creativity without the constraints of corporate graphic standards as well as make a little money on the side. I never imagined where it would ultimately take me!

Later that year (2008), my husband unexpectedly lost his job due to corporate downsizing. We got over the shock the best we could, significantly cut back our expenses and tried to make it on my salary. Then out of the blue, the recession hit us again and I lost my job. We were stunned. Both of us were now unemployed in an economy where companies were not hiring. I began focusing more on my shop, The Spotted Olive™, and business began increasing. Then surprisingly, I received a call from one of the jobs I had applied for. Two months after losing my job, I was employed again. It didn’t last long though, two months later the corporate headquarters decided to close down our location and everyone in the office lost their jobs. I was unemployed again. With the economy in such a depressed state and no jobs available, I began focusing all my energies on building my freelance graphic design business and The Spotted Olive™. I am thrilled to say that it has now grown into my full time business and in September of 2009, I formed an LLC and made it official!

The Spotted Olive™ is your online source for funky, cute and cool designs on a variety of customizable paper goods & gifts. We offer a fabulous assortment of hip business cards, trendy paper goods including invitations & announcements, modern holiday cards, note cards, photo cards, letterhead, stationery, envelopes, custom USPS postage, personalized Avery® labels plus unique gifts like t-shirts, mousepads, aprons, earth friendly canvas tote bags, Keds® shoes and more! All of which can easily be personalized by you! I am happy to assist in personalization of items or create a design that is in my shop in a different color scheme or add coordinating items from the available products. Custom design services are also available.

Recently The Spotted Olive™ participated in the celebrity gift lounge for the ESPY awards where we provided sample packets of our flat note cards to be placed in each of the celebrity gift bags. We were thrilled to get a picture of Jen Brown, ESPN sportscaster, television host and model, posing with our product at the event!

There are lots of exciting things planned for the future as we expand The Spotted Olive™, our freelance design services and our wedding shop, Two Hearts Wedding Shoppe™, which specializes in modern and trendy save the date announcements as well as custom wedding postage and other wedding paper goods and keepsakes!. Like us on Facebook to see new products, our inspirations and deals! You can even hang out with us on Twitter.

We’d love for you to stop by our shop for a visit.  Thanks so much for reading about me and my shop, The Spotted Olive™! Cheers!
Just for LaunchHER readers ::  15% off business cards with coupon code: 15OFFBIZCARD
Expires 1/1/2011


  1. says:

    Debbie is the best! What a fantastic article to a deserving and inspiring artist!

  2. Debbie's art is so modern and fresh, I absolutely love it. She's an inspiration to us all!

  3. LaunchHER says:

    She is the best! We have so enjoyed getting to know Debbie and her work – she's an inspiration!

  4. The Spotted Olive says:

    Wow! Thank you ladies for the nice comments. I truly appreciate the support. :)

  5. Elaine Biss says:

    Fantastic artist! I am always impressed!

  6. A Blissful Nest says:

    Fabulous list of ladies! They all are true inspiration.


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