Today’s stationer interview is with Jaclyn of Ready Maker Design, based in Portland, OR. Enjoy!
How did you get started doing wedding invitations?
My first wedding invitations were designed for friends who couldn’t find what they were looking for. While creating their unique invitations, I discovered that I have a special talent for a certain illustration style. I opened my Etsy shop in 2012 so that I could continue to help those couples looking for the missing piece in such a monumental part of their lives. I love what I do, and am glad to be so warmly welcomed in the wedding planning community.
Read the full interview after the cut!
What is your favorite color combination?
My favorite color combination right now is Coral and Baby Blue, which I just put to use on a custom illustration. I’m very lucky to have clients with amazing tastes!
What is the most unique invitation you have designed?
A couple that I designed wedding stationary for requested an illustration of themselves riding in a canoe on the lake where they were getting married. The result was beautiful and posed as a perfect memento of their unique wedding.
Do you have a favorite typeface?
My favorite typeface is my own handwriting style! Each of my designs features custom illustrated text, which is personally hand drawn by yours truly.
What is the most bizarre request you have received?
So far, I haven’t received any bizarre requests, but many of my clients live in countries like Norway, Australia, and Canada which I find to be different and exciting.
Ampersand or the word “and?”
I believe there is a perfect time and place for both!
Any advice for brides?
Remember that you should be aiming to send your invitations out three to four months before your wedding, or six to eight weeks before if you have sent save the date cards. This means that as you plan your perfect wedding day, stationary should be one of the first things you decide on.
Do you offer more than just stationery?
Yes! I offer custom illustrated address stamps to complement my invitation designs as well as hand painted coffee mugs which make the perfect bridesmaid gift.
Lovely work Jaclyn, thanks for sharing! For more about Ready Maker Design, visit her WeddingLovely Vendor Guide Profile or head straight to her Etsy Shop.
Do you have any questions or comments for Jaclyn? Add them to the comments below!