Jacki Gil is the Founder + Creative Director of Salt + Paperie, a custom stationery design studio. Jacki was born and raised in North Alabama, specifically, a small mountain town called Grant. From a young age, she loved to draw and create with paper. In the fifth grade, her mom told her she should enter a hand-writing contest because of her impeccable fifth grade cursive. As an eight-year-old, she avidly scrapbooked pictures of her Beanie Babies and practiced her bubble letters. Her love of paper & hand-lettering never died even into her college years. The kitchen table was often covered in crafts and pictures instead of pizza and beer. Graduating from the University of Alabama with a degree in Advertising & a minor in Studio Art was the beginning of a lifetime journey with design & paper. Although, interested in the quips of the advertising world, Jacki quickly found out she was not cut out for the knock-you-down-to-get-to-the-top, big design firm work life.
Huntsville, Alabama is home now, and although being in the creative industry in a left-brained town isn’t easy, she wouldn’t have it any other way. She’s in love with all things design + paper, and always on a quest for the next best font. It’s a beautiful thing when a passion and a career come together.
Jacki lives in a small house in the middle of town, with lots of character & surrounding characters. She’s the wife to an amazing husband, supporter, paper puncher & number cruncher, Rudy. He goes to work every day so that Jacki can continue to live her dream of owning her own business. They have two furry children, Delaney Jane, the black lab, and Captain Tucker, the welsh terrier. Their favorite things in life are Rosie’s Cantina, the beach & house projects.