Pretty paper goods give me major heart eyes, and because I spend most of my time working in pixels, I find it so refreshing to get creative with materials I can literally touch and feel. Don't get me wrong – this still involves spending some serious time in front of a computer screen! But combining my designs with tangible paper and ink and wax and twine to help people nurture offline relationships... these are the kinds of projects that metaphorically refill my cup and keep me creatively energized.


GREG & EM // 2015

Leading up to our wedding in September 2015, my husband and I knew we wanted to craft a unique experience for our guests, from the first piece of snail mail to the very last dance (Semisonic's "Closing Time" for an apt '90s throwback). We were certain from the start that design would play an important role in bringing our vision to life.

Designing a wedding suite is no small feat, and the wealth of inspiration out there can be intimidating – I spent longer than I'd like to admit scouring Pinterest and tearing pages out of The Knot before finally digging in. In collaboration with the ever-talented calligrapher Holly Schnackenberg, I designed everything from letterpressed save the dates and wax-sealed invitations to gold-foil cocktail napkins and {hilarious} song request cards. The result was uniquely "us" and helped tell our story in a way that no boxed set of invitations ever could.

When the day finally arrived, I walked down the aisle to Hozier's "Like Real People Do," thunder clapped loudly outside throughout the ceremony, and we cut the cake (gorgeous lemon confetti layers baked by my new sister-in-law) with a Navy sword inherited from Greg's late grandfather. We could not have asked for a more fitting celebration!



ANTHONY & KIM // 2017

This year, I have the huge honor of designing a wedding suite for one of my closest girlfriends and her fiancé. Anthony and Kim are getting married in Sonoma wine country in July, so I'm currently working on save the date cards with a hand-lettered monogram and a light, fresh California vibe – keeping it casual while subtly bringing the party with confetti, gold accents, and bright pops of color.


LEIGH & NIC // 2017

Wedding season is in full swing! My sister-in-law is also getting married in San Francisco this year, so I'm lending a hand with a wedding suite that takes loose cues from both Art Deco and mid-century modern design. The bride chose a summery pineapple theme, and I'm also incorporating some subtle under-the-sea details, since the wedding will take place with underwater views from Forbes Island. Invitations will be printed on Hawaiian Koa wood postcards for a sweet mailbox surprise for guests.