A Maine-Based Creative Studio
KARALEE SERRA, CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Karalee’s story isn’t one of career pivots and revinventions. She simply found design and never left it. In her formative years, Karalee earned a Bachelor in Fine Arts and Master of Art Education and—if anything—has leaned more into her artistry since stepping into entrepreneurship in 2004.
Karalee wears the visionary hat on the team, nurturing the relationships and big ideas. She’s worked for major healthcare, tech, and start-ups to create buzz around their products.
Karalee was leading the experiential design wave before there was a term to describe it. From turning a campaign into a video game to creating a trade show booth out of giant coloring books, she’s masterful at creating immersive marketing experiences.
When she turned 30, Karalee went from zero to Julia Child. She’s known to make a mean homemade pizza and it’s not at all uncommon for her to whip up a 3-course gourmet meal on a random Tuesday night.
SHANNON DALEY, LEAD DESIGNER
Though her degrees are in Sociology and Spanish, Shannon attributes much of her professional growth to Karalee’s Design School of Hard Knocks. After working together in some capacity for the past 15 years, they joined forces full-time in 2018.
Known for her creative acumen, Shannon employs a multifaceted skill set that includes photography, design, and storytelling. This variation allows her to approach each project differently, executing on her clients’ vision and specifications.
Early in her career, Shannon spent a year in Quito, Ecuador as a Fulbright Scholar and—more recently—has worked with nonprofits focused on community organizing and youth advocacy, domestically and abroad.
Shannon has already traveled to 5 of the 7 continents. Most recently she hiked 25 miles in Patagonia...solo with camera in tow. Next on her itinerary: Iceland and Chile.
We’re driven by the surprise and delight of the unboxing moment. A thoughtful gift has the power to turn someone’s day around, spreading joy even in difficult times.
We support the makers and the creators — those who pour their hearts into their craft. When sourcing items for our boxes, we do so with an eye toward small and local businesses.
In an age of instant gratification, we’re one click away from our wish lists. Yet, human connection still outweighs any purchase. We believe in the power of experiences to bring people together and create lifelong memories.
Waste and duplication plagues the gift boxing industry. Because of that, every item in our boxes serves a distinct purpose.
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