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The Interview — Erin Condren, Founder and Creative Director at EC Designs

Founder and Creative Director at EC Designs

Erin started her business when her boy-girl twins were born and she left the Apparel Industry. She began printing holiday cards, stationery, and stickers from home…a business that ten years later would be a vibrant international eCommerce enterprise, with over 200 employees, two state-of-the-art printing & fulfillment centers, over 250k Instagram followers, and more than one million customers on-line! Erin Condren built her eponymous brand around one central theme: Let’s get it done, so we can have some fun! With that cheerful philosophy in mind, Condren's business has ballooned. The Erin Condren brand continues to grow outside the ErinCondren.com platform and is currently sold at 500 Staples stores nationwide and at Staples.com as well as through a curated assortment on Amazon.com. For more on Erin, follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest

March 20, 2017

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Favorite Instagram account to follow:

Erin

@MommasGoneCity and #theoandbeau. If only we could all make time for naps, somehow peeking in on "Theo" the rescue dog and his adorable family just makes me happy.

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Your biggest fashion faux pas, or a regrettable purchase / style phase:

Erin

My biggest faux pas would have to be a really terrible spray tan that I opted for before my family’s appearance on the TV show “Family Feud.” I was absolutely orange- and I can’t forget it, I have it on tape! 

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What do you love most about your work:

Erin

I love that my products have the ability to improve people’s lives, and give them just a bit more joy. I’ve had customers tell me how the LifePlanner helped them stay organized at school and get into college- it truly makes it all worth it.

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Midnight snack of choice:

Erin

Hot Tamales. I’ve always been a sucker for cinnamon candy and that is just my go-to junk food item. No one eats healthy food at midnight, right?!

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Your motto in life:

Erin

"Let’s get it done so we can have some fun" has been my motto since the early days of this business. I truly wanted to prioritize and maximize my time at work so I could efficiently get it done, then go home to my family and have some fun! I now use the phrase at home during the dreaded homework hours at night!

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The trend you hope never goes out of style:

Erin

Rose Gold. It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with Rose Gold and it is featured heavily throughout the designs and products on my site. At this point, I own too much of it, so it better stick around!

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The skill you’re dying to learn:

Erin

I wish I could look at Pinterest and replicate a hairstyle or complicated braid, but I sadly do not have any aptitude for styling my own hair. Someone teach me!

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Cocktail of choice:

Erin

Anything with Champagne! I love a bit of bubbly on ice with limes, no need for the fancy glass that doesn't hold enough :)

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Your celebrity crush and why:

Erin

Justin Timberlake. I know, I know...get in line. His sense of humor and dance moves make him irresistible!

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If you weren’t an entrepreneur, you’d be a:

Erin

If I wasn’t an entrepreneur, I’d be a teacher. Growing up with a parents who were teachers, I really have such respect and appreciation for their dedication to our youth. Many of my friends are teachers and that’s why the Teacher Planner is such a staple in my collection.

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