Star Joy Studio is a small business run by me, Baylie Fortier, the artist, designer, photographer, and everything else behind the business. I am an artist and writer passionate about beauty and storytelling. I live in Ontario, Canada, with my incredible husband and my adorable dog, Scruffy, and am deeply grateful for every day that I can continue to live out my creative dreams thanks to the support of my wonderful customers.

Our Story

It all started in 2020, when I was a stir-crazy artist, writer, and third-year university student, who had been trapped inside by the pandemic for too long, and needed an outlet. Beyond that, I needed something that gave me hope: something to look towards in a dark and dreary time. Something that could bring me into another world, and give me a space in which to dream. Something that could spread joy to others, and touch people in a way that mattered, even if it was small. Thus, Star Joy Studio was born.

In the 3 years since then, I've made hundreds of designs, connected with hundreds of customers, and grown a small but lovely community. It has been a long journey that has taken countless hours of tireless work. But every moment has been such an incredible blessing. 

In 2024, I decided that it was time to stop splintering myself into two pieces: the writer, and the artist. I couldn't continue to keep those two vital halves of myself separate. I realized that Star Joy Studio needed to be rebranded, that I needed to start creating for my lit-major, nerdy, book-loving, story-obsessed, whimsical, fantastical, head-in-the-clouds self. Because I know I'm not the only one out there. Because if you're here now, you're probably the same.  Because I'm a writer, and a reader, and it's who I am, and always will be, just as much as I am an artist. And so, we embarked on a new chapter (pun intended). 

So I hope that you'll continue to come along on this journey with me as I create the journaling supplies of my deepest heart, and indulge my nerdy, bookish self, and I hope that here, you'll find a space where you feel that you can do the same.