Toya Hodnett is the "Director of Wow" at Via Paper Boutique. She is the Principal Designer and CEO. Toya started to dabble in graphic design as a young child using Corel Draw and clipart images on her mother's computer. Following in her mother's footsteps, she found a passion for creating beautiful graphic images.
During her college years, many of her friends began to notice her talents. Soon she started receiving requests for party flyers, invitations, favors, etc. Before she knew it, she was designing for sorority functions, national education conferences, and countless social events.
In 2009, Toya (a Corporate Event Planner at the time) started dating a musician who shared her love for design. He opened her eyes to a totally different side of graphics and together they started a graphic design company called Love by Design. A few short years later, the musician asked for her hand in marriage. As they started planning the details of their wedding, they grew frustrated at the limited selection of wedding invitation designs. Toya decided to design and make her own invitations. That was the beginning of Via Paper Boutique.
Toya is now a wife, mother and custom stationery guru. She enjoys working with her clients one-on-one to create unique stationery and personalized gifts that fit their independent needs.