Fondfolio: 2015 - Present
Handmade books designed to preserve memories by collecting thoughtful words and stories from loved ones.
Co-founder, Branding, Copywriting, UI/UX Design, Product Design & Creation, Photography
When my friend Tyler turned 30, my partner Matt and I helped his wife collect words from all his friends and family and together we made a book. We expected it would be fun, but didn’t anticipate the delight it generated, not just for Tyler, but for everyone involved. This joyful experience was the inspiration for Fondfolio. Since our launch in 2015, our mission has been to facilitate meaningful gift giving for special moments and relationships around the world.
Fondfolio is a self-funded venture between myself and my partner Matt (he handles any major web development and is my sounding board for all important decisions). I make each book by hand and manage all of the day to day operations as well as planning for and thinking about the future.
We’re not a big corporation, nor do we aspire to be — few things get better with scale. Maybe one day I’ll have a modest team, but for now I’m okay with my impact being small — I really enjoy the time that goes into creating a handmade product.
We continue to be delighted and encouraged by the responses from our customers.
“I was beyond blown away by my Fondfolio, which I got for my birthday. It moved me to tears. It is such a gorgeous book - a physical manifestation of love. I am STILL glowing from it and will treasure it for the rest of my life : ) I am so grateful to Fiona for her loving care in putting it together! It is truly the best gift I've ever received.”
— Leanne M, Toronto