a creative studio specializing in custom design, STATIONERY + GIFT PRODUCTS.
what we do
All things custom ... unique gifts and products for corporate and personal gifting, invitations, day of details, stationery, hand-crafted goods, branding, packaging and product development.
We also love to collaborate with great companies with great products. Do you think we might be a good match? Let's chat!
PAPER+CUP was initially founded in 2003 as a stationery company offering a line of letter-pressed cards and journals. Our products sold all over the world and we collaborated with some of the industry's best companies such as Anthropologie, Urban outfitters, Neiman Marcus, West Elm, Galison and Chronicle books. Our works have been featured in publications such as Print, Martha Stewart Weddings, New York Wedding, Real Simple, Domino, Lucky and The New York Times. Our wedding was published in Martha Stewart weddings in 2006 launching us into the world of custom invitations. In 2010, we wrote our first book Paper+Craft with Chronicle books along with Randi Brookman. Our second book, Weddings in Color launched in October 2015 with co-author Vane Broussard from BklynBride. Our business has evolved since the beginning but our love of good, smart and fun design still remains!
My love of paper and design started in college when I studied abroad in Bordeaux, France. I remember just being so amazed at all the beautiful papers and stationery and feeling like I had to do something with it. So after earning my BFA in painting and drawing from UCLA in 1998, I moved to New York to study graphic design at SVA. I had to work to pay for school so I started off taking night classes but eventually I graduated at the top of my class. Prior to starting PAPER+CUP, I started my design career in the editorial department at Time Inc. Custom Publishing. I loved magazines since I was a young girl. I remember my girl friend and I would spend weeks on making our own magazines. Then we would swap to edit and critic each other. I guess we were playing being art directors! These days I prefer to read them, cut them up and use it as part of my art making. There's nothing like working with paper!