Pilgrim Paper Co. is an illustrated paper goods studio based in Seattle, Washington. Together, illustrators Kelly Bjork and Teresa Grasseschi create small collectable sets with intention, heart and humor.

Every Pilgrim Paper Co. product design is illustrated by hand and printed locally on heavy-weight, FSC and Rainforest Alliance Certified paper using soy-based inks. Our cards are then packed with a post-consumer envelope into a recyclable container. It is our belief that exceptional illustrations should be affordable, functional, and worthy of participating in your daily life.

 


Meet The Team


Photo: Anna Kasabyan

Kelly Bjork

First Mate, Illustrator, Organization Specialist

Kelly Bjork lives and works in Seattle, Washington with her bearded-love Joe and furbaby Heschke. Kelly creates detailed illustrations in gouache and colored pencil that explore the narrative of her environment and highlight human interactions. You can find Kelly's work beyond Pilgrim in such publications as McSweeney's, BOOOOOOOM, The Stranger, Seattle Met and The Sixth Finch.

 


Photo: Stephanie Passantino

Teresa Grasseschi

Founder, Illustrator, Detailed List Maker

Teresa lives and works in Seattle, Washington all by herself without any pets (clearly she should reevaluate). Teresa creates striking illustrations and precise lettering with a variety of pen, gouache and watercolor. Her dynamic pieces find inspiration in cultural history and design. You can find Teresa's work beyond Pilgrim in prominent Seattle businesses such as: Frankie & Jo's, Juicebox Cafe, Trove, and Molly Moon's and on national book shelves in titles like: Seattle: City of Literature and A Woman's Guide to the Wild: Your complete Outdoor Handbook.

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