Charmdesign was founded by Ranja Lee, a stay-at-home mom with two children. She was born in Japan. She started to sew in high school and studied at the Vantan Design Institute in Tokyo. After working at a children's clothing company as a clothing designer for several years in Tokyo, she moved to Los Angels in 1994, and studied Graphic Design at the California State of University Fullerton.
Ever since I stumbled on Charm Design's Etsy shop, I have loved loved loved her handmade pouches and clutches. I had the pleasure of interviewing Ranja about her successful accessory shop. Here's what she had to say about where she gets her inspiration from and what new designs she's currently working on.
Name: Ranja Lee
Etsy Shop Name: Charm Design
City and Country:Walnut, CA U.S.A
How was your shop born?
I love handmade crafts and enjoy making bags and pouches too. So I decided one day that I should make my own shop. Why not? After all, I have studied graphic design and know how to make my own website!
I've been designing since I was in high school and my shop opened in 2006.
What inspires you when you're designing?
When I'm designing, the beautiful fabrics inspire me.
How would you describe your own personal style?
I would describe my style as colorful.
Any new designs you're working on for the holiday season?
The new designs I'm working on are the iPhone cases, tote bags, and some pouches.
What's your favourite fashion label?
My favorite fashion label is Anthropologie.
What are 5 things we don't know about you?
1. I am a Christian.
2. My favorite colors are green, yellow, blue, and purple.
3. I am half Korean and half Japanese.
4. I love traveling.
5. I love visiting cafe`s
Don't forget to visit Charm Design's Etsy shop and check out my favourite bags from her shop below.