PATRICIA JOY (PATSY) ALEJANDRO PATERNO
The eldest of
the five siblings, Patsy started the unique brown paper stationery
line for papemelroti
at a time when being environment-friendly was
not as popular as it is now.
she works full time for papemelroti, and continues to take care of
the stationery line. A graduate of Interior Design from the
University of the Philippines, Patsy describes herself as a
frustrated artist because she wants to have more time for design but
is often busy with more practical office work.
favorite techniques are collage and crayola etching, which she says
are most forgiving of mistakes. To read up on a ministry close to
PEGGY MARGARET PILAPIL-LASA
Peggy is a graduate of Architecture from the University of the Philippines. Although
she still does some architectural design, most of the time she does designs for papemelroti.
One of her favorite themes is friendship and she likes including family and friends in her
illustrations for gift wrappers and stationery. Peggy also sculpts originals for
figurines, picture frames, and other decorative accessories. Her "Elyse"
figurine is named after her daughter.
Meldy, a graduate of Business Management from the University of the Philippines, is the
obvious choice for managing the papemelroti branches. But she also does a lot of
product development and she has a talent for making products from whatever raw materials
are on hand.
Meldy specializes in sculpting whimsical figures in a childlike style. Her
"Mark" and "Isabel" figurines are named after her children.
JOHN A. ALEJANDRO
A graduate of Fine Arts from the University of the Philippines, Robert is an award
winning graphic designer. He is a founding member of Illustrador ng Kabataan (INK), an
organization of childrens book illustrators.
His varied projects include design and
illustration for books, magazines, and advertisements as well as designs for shopping
malls, retail shops and entertainment centers like Eureka at
SM Mega Mall.
For papemelroti, Robert makes designs for stationery,
bags, figurines and a
variety of decorative accessories, often using his popular "Official" characters
and Filipiniana themes. He was once the host of the popular television show "Art
Is-Kool" on Channel 7, a children's art workshop on TV and formerly one of the correspondents for "The Probe Team"
with Che Che Lazaro on Channel 2.
The youngest in the family, Tina started "working" with papemelroti
when she was 7 years old. At that time, she was already gift wrapping for customers, using
the floor as her table because the counter was too high for her to reach.
Today, she makes
designs for a wide range of products, making illustrations for the stationery line,
small book series and home decor. She also loves to create her own fonts,
does original poetry and music. Tina is in charge of the company's
e-Business and also designs the papemelroti seasonal displays.
intelligence made visible." This quote by Alina Wheeler pretty much
sums up Elyse's design philosophy. She believes that there is power
in a simple design with a strong message. A magna cum laude Fine
Arts graduate of the University of the Philippines, Elyse is an
extremely talented young lady. Having traveled to more than 20
countries (and counting), she loves experiencing different cultures
and photographing her adventures.
Her designs include her photographs from around the world as she
uses these as a backdrop for positive messages and bible passages.
When she reads something that speaks to her, it inspires her to
share it with others through a product.
She spends most of her days doing what she loves doing - Product
design, instagramming (personal and for papemelroti), probono design
work and spending time with her cats and friends.
She believes that anyone has the tools to be a photographer and
artist, and that one can create almost anything with passion and a
Josh is currently
in college taking up Computer Science at the University of the
Philippines. This young, minimalist designer gets his
inspiration from anything he sees and experiences.
He has a
variety of styles in the products he's designed from handmade
typography to modern, linear themes. His designs convey a love of
travel and adventure, and if he could, he would definitely hike up a
mountain or explore some cave to his last day on earth.
favorites are the Harry Potter book series and bands like Passion
Pit and Two Door Cinema Club.
being the youngest in the newest batch of papemelroti designers, has
what she calls a simplistic design style that is rapidly catching
the eye of the shoppers.
Even if she is
a busy college freshman, she greatly values family time and loves
spending time with them at the beach. She spends her free time
drawing and designing, listening to her favorite music by Coldplay,
Beach House, Band of Horses or maybe re-reading her old favorite,
the classic 20 Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne.
She has an
advocacy for spreading awareness about Dyslexia and ADHD
and finds true happiness in life by growing in her faith and
relationship with God.