JKS Designs is the brain child of three coworkers who were looking for a new and exciting challenge! Since their beginning in 2018, the goal of the JKS Designs team was to work with clients to bring all their event design and print dreams to life, beginning with the first thing every event needs – a kick ass invitation! From there the team decided to expand their product line to include everything from invitation packages and printed envelopes, to seating cards and signs, banners, and favors! No matter what type of event, the JKS Designs team can work with you help brand your event to be 100% custom, and 100% about YOU!
About the Owners
Customer Relations & Business Development, Co-Founder
Julia was born and raised on Long Island, and graduated from the Peter J. Tobin College of Business @ St. John’s University in 2013 with a degree in business management. While in college, she began working part time filing papers and mailing letters at a printing company in Amityville. Flash forward to 2019, her part time college job has turned into a full time career, and she has worked her way up to the position of controller. And not only that, this job has also allowed her to meet her two business partners (and close friends,) Kayla and Samantha! Outside of work she enjoys going for a nice run or doing a PiYo class, spending time with friends and family, and walking her dogs!
Production & Assembly Manager, Co-Founder
Samantha is a Graphic Designer specializing in print design and production from Long Island, New York. She graduated from LIU-C.W. Post in 2014 with a BFA in Digital Art & Design. She first fell in love with invitations as an intern working for Digho Arts. She was eventually hired there as a Junior Designer and honed her craft for four years, before moving on to becoming a designer at Merlin Printing in 2017. Merlin is where she reconnected with Julia, a high school friend and met Kayla, a new friend, and JKS was born! JKS Designs has given Samantha the outlet to express her lifelong love for event planning, and the ability to immerse herself fully into making your special day perfect! When she isn’t designing, Samantha enjoys playing with her cat, Moo, taking walks outside, and binge-watching her favorite TV shows!
Art Production Manager, Co-Founder
Kayla is a highly creative and multi talented Graphic Designer from Long Island, New York. Her love of design began back in High School when she was asked to create sports collages for a professional photographer. Since then she went on to graduate from SUNY Farmingdale in 2012 with a Bachelors Degree in Visual Communications & Graphic Design. She is extremely passionate about every project she works on and has a love for all things typography! She started her career working as a Junior Designer at Dashing Diva and is now currently working for Merlin Printing right alongside two of her favorite co workers and friends Julia & Sam. When’s she’s not behind a Mac she enjoys crossfitting, reading and baking healthy treats.