We are pleased to introduce you to our wedding vendor partner, Alee & Press!
We think you’ll swoon over this Atlanta-based event invitation designer!
Tell us a little about you and your company.
About a decade ago I drove three days non-stop from Georgia to Northern Canada to pick up the letterpress of my dreams. I crammed it into my 700 square foot condo, quit my corporate design job, and launched Alee & Press with a line of letterpress wedding invitations and baby announcements. We specialize in invitation designs & letterpress printing. One launch of a wholesale greeting card line and two studios later we are continuing to do what we love. We’re about ready to open an Invitation Studio here in Atlanta called The Impressionist where we will be able to have face-to-face sit-downs to share the excitement of specials days with clients. When I’m not in the studio I’m teaching at The Creative Circus, working out or traveling.
How do you differentiate yourself from other invitation designers?
What was the most unique design request you’ve had to accommodate?
We get unique requests all the time! One that has stuck in my head was a request for a custom illustration of the couples dog with a halo over it’s head. Their poor pup had passed away but they still wanted to include him on their save-the-date.
Tell us about one of your most favorite designs.
I have so many favorites and they are constantly changing with new work. I would say that anything that is simple + typographic and printed in black ink on a very thick paper stock with a deep impression will always win me over. I love anything that is timeless & not over designed.
How do you creatively challenge yourself? What are your sources for inspiration?
I am never at a loss for inspiration or for being challenged. We are continually coming up with new designs, collections & products. Most of the time the challenge is in deciding which direction to take and how to edit down the ideas.
The most influential places for being inspired comes from traveling abroad, type & typography & nature. I also feed off of other peoples energy which is why I love teaching in the creative field. My students are so passionate and excited about design that it gets me fired up and I find it very inspiring & motivating.