Meet a Speaker: The Wonder Jam

the wonder jamAdam and Allie Lehman operate The Wonder Jam. Focused on helping small — even tiny — businesses with their branding, photography and web design, The Wonder Jam has helped 200+ brands. They love hosting workshops, traveling and drinking both too much La Croix and too much coffee. The Lehmans met in 2005 on Allie’s very first day at college, and they were married in 2009. They moved to Columbus, didn’t know anybody and jumped in headfirst to building a strong network of creative, ambitious people who are still the backbone of their business today. In helping brands and businesses much larger and more sophisticated than The Wonder Jam, the Lehmans have constantly wrestled the impostor syndrome and have some helpful tips they’ve learned to help them win and continue to step into new opportunities.

At Midwest Craft Con 2017, the Wonder Jam is teaching a session called Getting Rid of Impostor Syndrome.

How would you describe yourself in 10 words or less?

A married couple that helps brands look and be better.

What is your earliest crafty memory?

Adam remembers playing in his dad’s workshop on their farm; taking random pieces of wood and connecting them with nails, glue and whatever. It was some very “abstract” art for sure! 

Allie remembers gluing papers to the inside of her books just like the library so she could pretend to check them out.  

What is your favorite thing about the Midwest?

We love the combination of kindness, blue-collar work ethic and affordable living. The Midwest has supported our business so well!

What would you be if you weren’t an artist/creative?

Adam: High school teacher/athletic coach

Allie: Health coach

What three things (books, podcasts, philosophers, tools, whatever) would you recommend to makers?

  1. The War of Art by Stephen Pressfield
  2. The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle
  3. Paying a coach to help you get better. We hire business coaches (Mike Albert, Chris McAlister & Matt Kimberley) and we hire experts to teach us particular skills (nutrition, photography lighting, cooking, etc). The best people continually invest in themselves!

What are your personal resolutions for 2017?

Adam’s going to roast more coffee, and Allie is going to read more books!

What are your 2017 resolutions for your business/professional life?

For our professional life, we’re aiming to increase the number of people who participate in our workshops and coaching programs.


Sponsor Love: The Wonder Jam

Get to know the makers, businesses and faces who are helping us create Midwest Craft Con! Today we are meet from Allie and Adam Lehman, founders of The Wonder Jam, a consulting and branding firm based in Columbus.


Megan: How long have you been in the creative scene? How did you get your start?

The Wonder Jam: Allie has been a part of the Midwest creative scene since she was a child! She participated in art contests, painting classes and more. Once we married in 2009, we moved to Columbus and dived into many creative projects and opportunities.

Megan: What services do you provide to your community?

The Wonder Jam: We run our creative business out of a studio in Grandview (a neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio) where we offer photography, branding and website design for other businesses!

Megan: What are you most proud of when it comes to your business?

The Wonder Jam: When we see growth and success for our clients. We love seeing their ideas come to life and give back to their own community.

Megan: What is one big mistake you’d suggest others avoid when entering the handmade arena?

The Wonder Jam: Don’t be afraid to take it slow and keep inventory low when you first start! Surround yourself with a great community. You’ll do great.

Megan: Any big goals for the new year?

The Wonder Jam: We offer workshops and classes in our studio and warehouse. We can’t wait to continue to host amazing teachers and share some of our own lessons!