Photo credit: Oh Snap Photography
Today’s stationer interview is with Liz Schulte of Paper Snaps based in Kansas City, MO! Enjoy:
How did you get started doing wedding invitations?
I honestly just fell into it! After graduating from The University of Kansas in 2010, the job search was not going particularly well. I was trying to avoid advertising, but I wasn’t finding much else in KC I was qualified for. Trent (the owner) saw my resume online and, luckily for me, he was willing to take a chance on a new grad! All the work I loved in school – branding systems, letterpress, typography, book layouts – turned out to be a perfect set of skills for an invitation designer!
Read the full interview after the cut!
What is your favorite color combination?
I love so many colors it’s hard to decide! I’ve been crushing on a nice duck egg blue for years (I’ve got the Pantone mug to prove it!), but my favorite combo right now is a peach & rust palette. It’s gorgeous for early fall!
What is the most unique invitation you have designed?
Since I primarily design invitation templates that brides personalize online, it is always interesting to see what changes they elect to make. We once had a bride who requested a combination of three different pocket designs and a custom watercolor illustration. It seemed nutty at first, but I like a challenge! It ended up looking really nice!
Do you have a favorite typeface?
There are certainly typefaces I prefer, but I think what really makes a design is the font pairing! I have my old standbys, but I enjoy finding new combinations.That being said, I always like working with Mrs Eaves. The petite caps are adorable!
What is the most bizarre request you have received?
Not everyone speaks in design and printing terms, so more often than not, bizarre requests are just miscommunications we haven’t decoded yet! We did once have someone ask for an icon of a cheese slice with an ‘x’ through it so guests could signify a dairy allergy on the response card. I advised against it.
Ampersand or the word “and?”
Any advice for brides?
Order your stationery as early as you can, especially for programs and other day-of materials! It will always take more time than you think after you add up design time, proofing, printing, and shipping. Rushing an order is stressful for everybody!
Do you offer more than just stationery?
We do make phone cases, but everything else is some sort of printed paper product!
Thanks Liz! For more about Paper Snaps, please visit their WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile or head straight to their website.
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