May 16 is a big day here at IDCO. It’s the day that our founder, friend, and design queen Stass was born! Stass means so many things to so many people, especially her team. I know that for many of you, she’s a business resource, an encourager, and a well of inspiration.
It’s been a banner year for our fearless leader as she’s grown our team, rolled out templates and presets, worked with bucket-list clients, and launched Design Camp. HOW DOES SHE DO IT? Honestly, I don’t know, but I can tell you that she does it all for the right reasons.
Today, we celebrate Stass for all she is to this community + the people who love her most. Since she cannot spend today in Paris as planned, we wanted to throw her a sort of virtual surprise party. Below, you’ll find messages for Stass from the IDCO team and a few clients:
“Happiest of birthdays, Stass! I hope you feel all the love and joy today, because you sure bring it to all of us year-round! I’m so thankful for our friendship and all the many blessings you’ve sprinkled into my life. Sending big hugs – can’t wait to see you, soon. Love you!” – Lexi, IDCO Partner
“Happy Birthday, Stass! We met not so long ago but must say, I’m so happy that we did – I’m a better designer because of you and thank you for that. I’m wishing you health and happiness and may all your dreams come true, you really deserve it. Thank you for being around!” – Kath, IDCO Lead Designer
“Happy birthday, my sweet friend! What started as a simple work relationship has bloomed into such a beautiful friendship that I cherish more than you know. I can’t ever express what you have done for my business, BUT for me personally, you have helped shape me into a better businesswoman, a better leader, and a better listener and friend. Having you in my corner, rooting me on in life is such a blessing. You are such an inspiring, beautiful human, and I couldn’t imagine my life now without you in it. I hope you have another wonderful year with continued personal growth, laughter, friendship, and love. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!” – Lindsey Borchard of Lindsey Brooke Designs
“Stass, happy birthday! From the first time we worked together, I did find out that I needed to raise my game to keep up with you. And I think I am getting there. Now, go on and have a little drinkie drink to celebrate!” – Eddie, IDCO Designer
“Stass, what a gift it’s been to work and grow alongside you over the past four years! I’m so grateful for the friend you are! You inspire those around you to reach their best and are so quick to celebrate others. I hope your day is full of encouragement, tons of celebration, and all the little Parisian touches!” – Madeline Harper of Madeline Harper Photography
“Happy birthday, Anastasia! I couldn’t dream of a better role model- professionally and personally… You are giving, funny, driven and kind I’m so grateful that I’ve gotten to work with you so closely over the last few years and had our relationship grow so much!” – Anna, IDCO Community Manager
“Thank goodness the magic of Instagram brought us together! You inspire me on so many levels – professionally and personally, and I am so grateful to call you a colleague and friend. Wishing you a very happy birthday, and can’t wait to reunite in person over breakfast tacos. Love you!” – Shira Gill
“Who knew that New Year’s Day 2019 would be so many beginnings for me! You helped make my home even more dreamy; introduced me to a whole new world of creative people and projects; gave me a job that satisfies an artistic yearning that I didn’t even know I had; but most importantly, that day was the beginning of our friendship – a friendship so magical that it’s hard to remember a time when you weren’t in my life. I love you friend and am so grateful for you. I look forward to many more birthdays as friends and hope we can even spend some together in real life.” – Jenn, IDCO Studio Director
“Dear Stass, first – so happy that I have met you – your work is inspiration and motivation. Good hearted people like you are great to work with. May you get the best of everything in life. Wishing you a brilliant birthday!” – Antun, IDCO Designer
“Stass, I’m so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the incredible work you do at IDCO! You’re a natural teacher, encourager, and the glue that holds this whole team together. Thanks so much for all you do, and I hope you have the absolute best day ever!” – Steph, IDCO Copywriter
“Happiest of birthdays, dear Stass! I couldn’t be more grateful for your unwavering support (literally since day 1 of my business!), kindness and unmatched business advice! You are a light and a leader, I am so excited to see what this next year brings. I hope you are spoiled rotten and enjoy a day off – you deserve it!” – Julia Miller of j miller interiors
“Happy birthday, Stass! You are the embodiment of the phrase “we rise by lifting others.” I am continually inspired by your expertise, drive, and leadership. You take everything life gives you and turn it to something positive. I hope you look back on the last year and see as clearly as we do how hard you’ve worked + how much it has paid off. You are loved and valued by so many, but especially by those of us lucky enough to be on your team.” – Carmen, IDCO Copywriter
“Happy birthday to my loving, creative, and talented friend Anastasia!
Tanti auguri!!” – Alessia of ReDesign Home
“Happiest of Birthdays to the most amazing, creative, hardworking woman I know. I feel so lucky to call you a boss + a friend and can only hope to be as badass as you are when I grow up. You are such an inspiration and support to all those around you. I can’t wait to see what this next year brings for you and IDCO! Sending lots of love your way today, friend xo” – Erin, IDCO Account Manager + Editor
“Wishing you the happiest of birthdays, Anastasia! I am so glad we came into each other’s lives. I was looking to “level up” this year and the upgrade that you have given to my established brand and website are beyond perfection! I am so excited to unveil your work to the world on 5/23…a day before my own birthday! You have given me a wonderful gift, in so many ways. Cheers to May babies…and to much future joy + success. XO.” – Christopher Kennedy
Stass, we hope this makes you smile today! Friends, please celebrate with us by bombarding her with love on her big day!