The Bound Story
Back in 2009, I became obsessed with creating a custom travel notebook for a road trip I was taking from San Francisco to Seattle. I wanted to pick what maps and pages I put in it to match my particular needs.
I was certain it was already a thing, but after much searching I discovered that no company had done it yet. I decided that, come hell or high water, I was going to make it possible for people to create custom, physical journals for any purpose they chose.
It took couple years of persistent side-hustling to find the right people to work with. I joined up with one of the most talented graphic designers and one of the most talented developers I've ever met to build out the concept and web app. Just when I was about to give up hope on the actual notebook production I met an incredible team in Durham, NC that were willing to take the risk.
Bound participated in Durham's first startup incubator, ran a successful Kickstarter campaign, and finally launched to the world in November 2011.
In the years that followed we've been able to partner with some major brands and be recognized in several prominent publications.