Name: Rebecca Kutys
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Company: Moontree Letterpress
What is your aesthetic? Simple graphics, muted colors, lots of white space.
How does your studio style convey your professional aesthetic? I believe that keeping the studio clean and organized makes me much more productive. As soon as I get messy or cluttered I slow down. I think my design reflects this too, less is more.
Favorite part of your studio? My favorite thing about the studio are my studiomates: Breck (of Sesame Letterpress) and her full-time employee Amanda. We get along so well, with the perfect mix of hard work, NPR and laughter. I’d go crazy if I had to work alone…
Where do you go for inspiration? I go outside.
What tool do you use in your business that you can’t live without? My ruler, guillotine cutter, my press (of course), Quickbooks, iphone, Pandora, Adobe Illustrator, UPS, Pantone Book of Colors
Is there anything you’d upgrade to? Anything computer-related, probably nothing press-related.
Anything else we should know? I can’t believe how lucky I am to be doing what I’m doing. Owning a business is so challenging, but it’s also the adventure of a lifetime. Thanks for checking out my studio!
Alexis’s sister Megan of Brown Parcel Press designed and printed the invitations for his wedding to Alex and they’re totally cool! Oh yeah, and there’s a VIDEO with a behind the scenes look of printing the invites…check it out! Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see their 3D save the dates….yeah, 3-friggin-D…complete with your own glasses. Genius.
[images from Brown Parcel Press]
Name: Eunice & Sabrina Moyle
Location: San Francisco
What is your aesthetic? Vintage-inspired and whimsical, with a modern twist.
How does your studio style convey your professional aesthetic? It’s cozy, colorful, quirky, and upbeat. It’s full of vintage ephemera, colorful Mexican banners and pom poms, and hand-made craft projects.
Favorite part of your studio? Our client meeting area/crafting area (upstairs). It feels like a club house and is where we brainstorm, make stuff, and play!
Where do you go for inspiration? All over: the flea market, blogs, vintage designers and illustrators, films, Mad Men (!)
What tool do you use in your business that you can’t live without? Heidelberg Windmill Presses, HP Indigo Presses, 20-inch iMac, Adobe Illustrator, bone folder, tape gun, pretty ribbon and vintage ephemera
Is there anything you’d upgrade to? Having a full-time COO, so we can concentrate on creative stuff!
Anything else we should know? We welcome visitors anytime to drop in, check out our cards and invitations, and see the presses in action.
Are you in the wedding industry and have a fab office space? Send it over for a studio tour feature!
[images from Hello!Lucky]
Nicole and her husband Jerome designed these invitation booklets last year for their wedding…very cool right? She tells me the printing was relatively cheap from Dazzle Printing, so if anyone else has worked with them, lemme know how they were!
[images from Jerome Daksiewicz]
I’ve had the pleasure of hanging out at Minhee’s studio, and its one of the most fun I’ve ever seen! Adorable products and treasures at every turn!
And be sure to check out the Deals + Events page…lots of good stuff coming up!
Name: Minhee Cho
Location: New York City
Company: Paper+Cup Design
What is your aesthetic?: Simple + Modern designs with a vintage twist
How does your studio style convey your professional aesthetic? We mixed vintage furniture with modern ones
Favorite part of your studio?: Our wall unit, we have a tiny space and it’s perfect to store all our paper work as well as have space for displaying our work.
Where do you go for inspiration?: Visiting flea markets, watching old movies and taking walks around the city with Tru
What tool do you use in your business that you can’t live without?: My computer and my craft tools like the xacto, ruler and cutting mat
Is there anything you’d upgrade to?: We have access to a small roof deck right outside one of our windows, I would love to fix it up so we can hang out or do some of our meetings out there.
Anything else we should know?: I’m a big pack rat and Tru is super organized, neat and tidy. I try to be that way but find it stifles my creativity! So he lives with all the scraps of paper and found objects all over the office that I consider my little treasures.