What is your story?

While working on the editorial team at Brit + Co, I launched a brand new venture called Punkpost. Within a matter of months, that side hustle became the main act — I quit my job, took a big risk on myself, and took my passion project to the next level. Now, a couple years later, Punkpost is growing and thriving community of hundreds of artists. In short, Punkpost makes it easy to create beautifully handwritten cards, mailed by artists for you. Go to punkpost.com or to the Punkpost app, pick your card, type your message, and enter your recipient’s mailing address. From there, one of our handwriting artists will turn your message into a one-of-a-kind work of art and have it in the mail within 24 hours. You can even add photo prints or confetti to it.

What message does Punkpost like to promote?

Punkpost promotes human personality and authenticity. It’s a hub for deep connections and happy moments, all powered by a community of artists. Communication at its best is human. With its imperfections and all. Be it a card to your daughter, a card to your boss, or a card to your good friend, these moments are important. No matter how thoughtful, a text or email just don’t really deliver that feeling of real delight. There really is nothing that can replace the power of a handwritten card, but sometimes we don’t have the time to put all the steps together to get that card in the mail. So in the end, Punkpost is a way for you to make good on your good intentions and connect more deeply with the people in your life who are important to you — whether that’s personally or professionally.

In what capacity do you LEAD UP in your community?

I truly believe that people perform their best when they feel confident. I put a lot of focus on appreciation, praise, support and encouragement. In the work environment, I see so many times where this slips through the cracks, and I see individuals losing confidence and motivation from it. Taking a minute to tell a friend, counterpart, acquaintance that you see them and appreciate what they are doing makes a big impact on that individual

 In business and/or in life, share a struggle you overcame that other women can relate to?


I don’t know if this is something that I’ve yet overcome, but something that I’ve realized and accepted is the rollercoaster ride. Sometimes you’ll feel on top of the world, like you know exactly what you’re doing, why you’re doing it, where you want to take it and how you’re going to get there. And then suddenly you’ll have these feelings of doubt that almost derail you. I think the thing that I’ve come to realize in the hard times is that I know they are temporary, and to keep moving forward and doing the things that need to get done to get you back on your path.

Did you have a Mentor, Coach or Sponsor along the way that was essential to your growth and success? If so, who was it and why?


You know that saying “it takes a village,” well, it can be applied to your business. I’ve learned so much from so many people. I’m surrounded by so many smart, open and giving people in the Bay Area that have given me so much feedback, advice and support. From other founders and investors to customers and our team, everyone has been essential to our growth along the way.

What is the most rewarding aspect of what you do at Punkpost?


Knowing that we get to help others make important connections, strengthen relationships and help you be there for the moments that matter.
To learn more about Alexis and Punkpost, visit there website at punkpost.com
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