Ruff House Art
Jill Shephard had always wanted her own business, and in early 2009, she found herself in the perfect situation with a 1-ton hunk of iron, a macbook, and a vision. She began by designing letterpress wedding stationery and selling online. Then, after a couple years of gaining recognition and growing her business, Jill brought on partner (and later, husband) Brian Shephard, to take her dream even further. Together, Jill and Brian expanded the business into a retail line and what is now Ruff House Art in downtown Lawrence, KS.
Jill is inspired by everyday life: her husband and their friendship, her daughter and her laughter, and the stationery industry and all the talented folks in it. She is most driven by the desire to make a positive impression on her daughter so she’ll learn the value of hard work and determination. The sky is the limit.