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

Welcome to Winks Design Studio! We are a family-owned boutique specializing in handmade and hand-drawn designs. Our business was founded by Brea, a talented graphic designer, and her mother Melissa, who has a passion for creative expression and entrepreneurship.

Our journey began in 2020, during a time of great difficulty for our family. Melissa was diagnosed with Lupus and sustained serious injuries that required a lot of care. Despite these challenges, Brea was determined to pursue her dream of starting her own business. She was assigned a senior project to create a business plan and used this opportunity to bring her vision to life.

With hard work and determination, Brea completed her project and presented a plan for Winks Design Studio. In October of 2021, we officially opened our doors, and in November, Brea and Melissa signed partnership paperwork to make it official. Today, we are proud to say that we are a thriving small business that has grown out of a challenging time in our lives.

At Winks Design Studio, we create all our designs from scratch, either in a sketchbook or on an iPad. We never use pre-made designs or SVGs; each one is unique and made with care. We take pride in producing our shirts in an eco-friendly, sweatshop-free environment in the USA, and we package and ship each order from our workshop in NC.

For us, Winks Design Studio is more than just a business. It is a dream come true, and we are grateful every day to be able to spend our time together creating and bringing joy to our customers. Our journey has taught us so much about ourselves, each other, and what's truly important in life. That's why we strive for excellence in everything we do, from our products to our customer service.

When you shop at Winks Design Studio, you are supporting a family. We greatly appreciate your support and look forward to bringing a little bit of our passion and creativity into your life. Thank you for visiting our about us page, and we hope to see you again soon!

All Our Love,

Brea &  Melissa

Meet Our Team

Hi! I’m Brea

I'm a mixed media artist. It has taken me a long time to be comfortable wearing the title of artist. But now I wear it with pride. I love my Cricut but sometimes I cheat on it with watercolor, acrylics, jewelry making, digital art, and sublimating.

Owning a business has been a lifelong dream of mine. Add to that dream that I get to do it with my mom everyday and it is more than I could have hoped for.

Hello! I’m Melissa

I am a mother of 3 humans and one fur baby. I have tested the patience of the same man for the last 25 years. My family is my back bone.

In my lifetime I have worked as a teacher (We homeschooled all of children through graduation), an event planner, owned a Scrapbook business, wrote a book, ran a blog, and served as the office manger for a number of business's. Each of those roles helped to prepare me for the adventure that is Winks Design Studio. This shop is a dream come true for us

Hi! It’s Me Penny

HI, my name is Penny. My favorite place to be is in the workshop with Mom and Brea. I watch over every item that they create. I help with quality control, modeling, and provide social media content for them to share on the gram.

I also provide emotional support to the team. I have kisses and snuggles ready whenever they need them. All I ask for in return is a few pretzels a day, they have to share any chicken or apples that come into the workshop, and a sunny spot for my naps. It’s the best job ever!!!