Kristin Hussey is a ray of sunshine as she walks into the High Five Coffee Bar, a place she chose because she loves their Diablo Cubano. She’s crazy about what she does and it is not hard to tell – she’s smiling from ear to ear as she talks about her fairly-recently cultivated passions: designing greeting cards, posters, and wedding invitations for Sable & Gray, a company she started in January of this year.
Kristin specializes in watercolor paintings and “love[s] to include nature, whimsy, and happiness into [her] designs.” She went to school for architecture, which gives her a unique perspective on design. She didn’t, however, stick with that route after she graduated because she “missed the freedom of being able to design without there being a ‘correct’ answer.” After recently taking a letterpress class at Asheville Bookworks, Kristin says she was reminded why she fell in love with design in the first place – she likes being an integral part of the process of creating, rather than sitting in front of a computer. “I am a firm believer in doing what you love,” Kristin tells me, “If you can find a way to do the thing that brings you joy for a living, and share that joy with other people, that is just amazing. I feel incredibly lucky to be able to do what I love every day!”