Welcome! We are so glad you popped in to learn a little more about Winks Design Studio.

WDS is a family run, women owned boutique that specializes in handmade-hand drawn designs.  We don’t buy any of our designs!  No SVG’s here.  Brea starts each design either in her sketchbook or on her iPad (occasionally even a random napkin  has been used) and then we fine tune each one until we think it is just right.

This shop is a dream come true for us.  We can’t believe that we get to spend our days together; creating and bringing joy to our customers.

In 2020 as the world was reeling with COVID our family was reeling with a tough health diagnosis. I (Melissa) was diagnosed with Lupus.  Shortly after my diagnosis, I fell and sustained some serious injuries and needed a lot of care.  Brea was approaching her senior year in high school and was assigned a project to create a business and a business plan  for starting that business.  By September of her senior year, she had completed her project and presented a plan for Winks Design Studio.  On October 8, 2021 WDS officially hung its shingle.  in November, Brea and I signed partnership paperwork to make it official.

Brea continued to finish her senior year responsibilities, completed dual enrollment to get her graphic design certification from CALARTS; all while acting as a full time caregiver for mom and running WDS.

We have learned so much about ourselves, each other, and what is important in life.  It is because of this, that we strive for excellence in our products and our customer service.  We are proud that our shirts are produced in an eco-friendly, sweatshop free environment in the USA!  We package and ship each of our orders in our NC based workshop.

When you buy from Winks Design Studio, you are supporting a family.

Our family!

and we greatly appreciate your support.

All Our Love,

Brea, Melissa, & Penny

Meet Our Team





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