Meet the Team

As a team, we design an average of 30 albums per week. That's why there are a lot of us. But just because we're big, that doesn't mean you won't get personalized service. We keep your design preferences on file so that your needs are met no matter which designer you are working with. And if you happen to fall in love with one of us, (which has been known to happen) we will do our best to pair you up with your preferred designer whenever their availability permits. We look forward to getting to know your quirks; roll over our faces below to find out ours.

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throws birthday parties for her dog, loves board games, could live off sweet potato fries & Mexican food, reality TV fan, avid reader, trusting to a fault, thrives off of productivity, enjoys driving in the rain at night, wears boots all winter long, crochets like your grandma

Melissa Jill - Founder & CEO
comic book nerd, nail painting dynamo, married her high school sweetheart, Air Force brat who was born in Germany, addicted to period mystery shows on TV, enjoys using uncommon words because they don't get enough love

Alaine - General Manager
grew up on a farm in Minnesota, new mama, Photoshop wizard, had a Star Wars themed photo booth at her wedding, does crossword puzzles in pen, co-founded a fantasy league for ABC's "The Bachelor", loves to play volleyball, will always choose mashed potatoes from the list of sides

Denise - Designer
makes a mean green chili, moonlights as a cycle instructor, addicted to album design, has a genuine fear spiders will lay eggs in her hair, irritated that her husband hates when she uses the word "turd"...turd! turd! turd!, mother/toy-referee/boo-boo-kisser/diaper-changing-ninja (to 3!)

Sarah - Designer
hates cheese but loves pizza, needs coffee to function, is a library super-user, loves adventures with her two sons, novice seamstress, adores musicals, cries watching marching bands, has a green thumb, loves to cook but hates to clean

Andrea - Designer
Align's only Canadian, loves baking but only does so while donning a super-cute apron, mother to 2 adorable boys, eternal optimist, thinks books are better than movies, talks excessively, married to a golf pro, loves yoga, lived in Spain but can't speak Spanish

Kari - Designer
former junior high history teacher, wears flip flops year round, gets too emotionally invested in books, quotes "FRIENDS" regularly, wife to a hilarious man & momma to 2 cute kids, has dance parties in her living room to gangsta rap songs, sincerely believes Dr. Pepper makes the world taste better

Shannon - Designer