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School-Themed Wedding Invitation Suite

Around this time last year, we were working on paper goods inspired by spiral notebooks, library cards, and attendance reports. The invitation for this November 2013 wedding in Charleston was one of the cutest formats we’ve created! The letter-pressed composition notebook contained lined pages inviting guests to the wedding, a bluegrass themed rehearsal dinner, and an after party. Small hand drawn doodles throughout made this notebook look like one from our middle school years—more drawings than notes…  Each booklet was hand sewn with different color threads down the center. As we look back at through invitations, this continues to be one of our favorites!

Wedding Planner: Loluma

Photos by: Cameron Reynolds Photograhpy

 

 

 

 

 

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Hey Designers, Join the Team!

We are looking to hire an amazing designer to join our team! You must LOVE all things paper, be familiar with wedding stationery, love blogs (particularly wedding blogs) and be comfortable with both design and production. This position is perfect for an entry to mid-level graphic designer interested in working with a great design/production team that makes exquisite stationery for weddings in the Charleston area and beyond.

Responsibilities include: 

Blog
• Develop, design, and edit blog columns 
• Social media and blog research 
• Contribute to advertising, marketing and promotional materials
• Responsible for projects from conception to production 
• Assist in the design of invitations and social stationery

Hands-on Skills
• Production of high-end stationery (LOTS of taping and assembly- this is easier said than done, these pieces must be perfect!)
• Office assistance including packing orders and shipping

Design
• Report and work closely with the principle designer on invitation layout
• Wedding stationery goes far beyond invitations; we focus on everything from save the dates to welcome packets and all the printed details between
• Design and printing of reception signage, envelope addresses, etc. . .

Attributes we are looking for:

• A passion for weddings and invitation design 
• A love of blogs — this will be a large part of the job
• Meticulous typographer and attention to very small details 
• Excellent copywriting skills (including excellent grammar)
• Excellent oral and written communications skills
• A Multi-tasker; work quickly and accurately with great attention to detail 
• High degree of organization and detail-orientation with the ability to meet all project requirements and deadlines

Skills Needed:

• Familiarity with WordPress
• Proficient in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator (Mac ONLY) 
• Familiarity with social media (pinterest and instagram)
• Production skills a must, this is a very hands on job! 
• 4-year college degree / BFA or BA Graphic Design or equivalent 

We are looking for a very motivated and creative designer to help bring this ever-expanding company to the next level. 

If you feel you are qualified for this opportunity, please email a PDF attachment of your resume along with samples of your work or your online portfolio and salary requirements to Rachael at jobs@studio-r-design.com

OUR STUDIO IS EXTREMELY BUSY NOW WITH HOLIDAY ORDERS. PLEASE KEEP ALL INQUIRIES TO EMAIL ONLY. 

We will review inquiries and get back in the next couple of weeks.

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Real Weddings: Lisa and Scott

A summer wedding in Newport, Rhode Island… yes please!  Lucky for me, the stationery in this feature was designed for my cousin Scott and his awesome new wife Lisa, so I got to attend this stunner.  The wedding took place at Castle Hill Inn, which is literally atop a rocky cliff over looking the ocean and a light house—it’s really beautiful. Lisa wanted the wedding stationery to compliment the simplicity of the venue but also bring in a little nautical feel—we were in a summer resort town after all!  I think my favorite piece of this wedding suite was the welcome bag, how fun is that graphic?  As designers we rarely get to see our printed pieces in “action”. We think they look good in the studio but actually seeing a place card on a plate and a signature drink sign next to blueberry mojitos makes them real!  Seeing these photos makes me want to do it all over again. I have a lot of cousins up north, who’s next ?!?

 Beautiful Photos by: Erin McGinn Photography

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This and That

As our tagline “Distinctly You” indicates, we at Studio R are all about making your vision come to life. Here is an example of a a wedding invitation for our bride who loved wild asymmetrical florals. We took multiple of her inspiration photos like the one above and hand drew a colorful mix of natural florals that hung around the type in her invitation. It was a great project and we look forward to more like it! 

 

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In the Studio: Watercolor

Mercedes and Austin get married this weekend, and we are so happy to share their invitation. Mercedes’s suite was custom to the very last piece. We hand painted florals and perfected the oranges, reds, and yellows of her set. This was a great opportunity to practice our painting skills, and we loved the turn out! 

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