Once Upon a Time...

Once Upon a Time (OUAT) is an official 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by two sisters, Jess and Erica Paik.



We mission to create as many personalized storybooks that are tailored by the joint work of artists, storytellers, creatives, and most importantly, the story giver.



We aim to collect and document the untold stories of individuals, communities, cultures, families and more. Meaningful stories transform into creative works of arts that can be cherished and carried through time and history. 



We hope to promote a positive culture of learning with our mission. The story and bookmaking process is collaborative, and we will encourage all contributing members to play a role. In this way, when families decide to create a book about their grandmothers, we want the grandchildren to be involved in the process as much as any artists and writers.