Custom Design

One of the best parts of my work day is creating custom, one-of-a-kind invitation sets for weddings, parties and other special celebrations. I like to make the process as fun and creative for my clients as it is for me.

I will work closely with you on everything from save-the-date cards, invitations and menus to hand-lettered escort cards and reception signage. Whether printed using letterpress or a digital press, screen printing or metallic foiling, I insist on using the finest luxe cotton papers. I will work with you on all the details for your special event, including finding vintage or custom postage stamps, hand-blending calligraphy ink for the perfect color and finding the perfect ribbon to literally tie everything together!

The Custom Design Process:

Step 1: Share Your Inspiration

Using Pinterest, e-mail, or whatever else you prefer, share some inspiration with me that describes your vision for your stationery or your event. I’ll use this information to begin the process of dreaming up the perfect stationery that will best suit the style of your event.

Step 2: Consultation & Design Proposals

If you’ve shared some design inspiration, I’ll use that as a sort of foundation to develop a small number of ideas to share and discuss with you. We’ll discuss these ideas in person or over a short phone call and determine which design direction will be best for your project. During this consultation we’ll also discuss the details of all the final pieces to be delivered.

Step 3: Design Begins!

As soon as we agree on a general “design direction,” the contract is signed, and a deposit is made, I’ll begin work on your project! Typically I’ll present three draft variations for your project within two weeks. From here, you chose which variation you like best and I spend the next few weeks designing the rest of your set – with feedback from you along the way.

Step 4: Printing & Delivery

Your lovely, final files get sent off to my first-rate printer or letterpress studio. The wait is almost over! As soon as I give your printed project a final review, it is carefully and beautifully packaged and shipped straight to your doorstep.

To see samples of custom invitations I have created, please take a look at my project galleries. To chat about custom invitations or to get the process started, please contact me. I would love to answer any questions you might have.

I can’t wait to helping you make your special event literally a dream come true!

Looking for something else? I also offer the following services:

  • Custom Invitation/Paper Suite Design
  • Calligraphy and Hand Lettering
  • Branding and Identity Design
  • Website Design