Milestone Press makes keeping memories easy. Whether its making plans for the future with the Master Plan Diary, or recording the past with A Book About Me and My School Days.
I started working with books in 1999 as a Print Buyer for DK Publishers in London. I worked in a team and our job was locking in prices and schedules with printers in China and Europe. After leaving London in 2000, I travelled home via Europe and Asia, while in China I met a contact from DK and had a tour through their Printing Factory in Dongguan in China. I was offered a Job to work for this Printer and a Paper Merchant, who specialised in selling European Papers and Covering Materials, in Hong Kong. It was here that I first saw the lovely material from Italy that we use on the Master Plan Diaries.
I left Hong Kong in 2001 and continued to work for the Paper Merchant and a Print Broker based in Hong Kong.
Milestone Press began in 2005 when Fiona (My Sister in law, and business partner) and I discovered there was a gap in the market for functional, unique and gender neutral Baby Record Books. We wanted to create a product which could suit all families. We believe that A Book About Me is this product!
My School Days was created when Fiona's son Ben was about to start school. We felt that there was a need for a School Record Book for the children themselves to fill in. We spent a long time designing something functional that the children would enjoy filling out.
As our children grew our needs also did. Life as a CEO of the family can be busy! Digital doesn't always work so The Master Plan Family Diaries were created and released in 2008. They are a designer diary that takes the stress out of organising a family!
In 2012 I became the sole Director of Milestone Press. This saw a redesign of A Book About Me and The Master Plan Family Diary.
As a mother with young children (Emily 2004, Georgia 2006 and Zoe 2008), I aim to always make our products functional as well as to look beautiful and inspiring. I LOVE receiving feedback from my customers and every new print run seems to incorporate at least some tweaking that you have suggested.
In 2013 my family and I moved to London. When we moved here we arrived just in time to visit St Mary's Hospital where Prince George was born! We gave Prince George A Book About Me. We even received a card from The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge saying thank you!
While in London I did a Design Course which taught me a few tricks and now enables me to design products from Milestone Press, often incorporating new ideas from customers.
In late 2016 Milestone Press relocated to Melbourne.
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