Book a ‘Spark Talk’ with me!

As a first step to a custom project, created just for you, let’s meet! Schedule your free time with me below during my office hour windows. We’ll talk about your idea ‘spark’. I’ll get back to you with a bespoke Commission Discovery doc. The further you book this out the better – the more time we have the more custom we can go and the more likely it is that I am available!

You can pick Google Meet or Zoom, though we can definitely keep the video off if you are suffering from zoom fatigue 🙂

We’ll have a virtual coffee – it’ll be great.

p.s. If you have more to say, you can always email Lydia

Let’s chat!

Can’t wait 🙂


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Thank you! I specialize in custom pieces, but around the holidays I create a shared design for holiday cards. If you have a particular need, or see something I’ve made before that you love, please feel free to reach out!

All bespoke projects are….bespoke!  We’ll chat details and then I’ll shoot a proposal through your very own portal with my secure client management and payment system. Your proposal will include a flat design fee for creative services rendered. In addition, there is optional support for print production and embellishments. You may choose to stick with a classic look or add on complex folds, specialty paper, ribbons, wax seals. 

Weddings, in particular, are estimated in four phases-

  1. Save the Dates (your first mailed announcement)
  2. Invitations (core/rehearsal/welcome event/post-wedding brunch invites, response card, details card, and more)
  3. Day-Of (ceremony, tablescape, bar, find your seat, décor, gift content) and
  4. for Newlyweds (thank you cards, special reproduction of assets for home, 1-year anniversary gifts). 

Congrats on your engagement! As long as your wedding successfully kicks off your marriage, that’s all that matters! But if you think my work would bring a special pizzazz factor, I’d love to create deeply custom invitations for you. We’d create content that speaks to you as a couple and your wedding day vision. For a completely custom full wedding suite with all-the-things, aim to book in with me about a year out so we can make sure everything you want is included. Within that time frame, please do still reach out and we can make some magic happen. From Save-the-Dates, to tablescape Menus I’m here to help.

Oh man, absolutely. I adore create semi abstract floral paintings of botanicals. I embrace the concept of chiaroscuro and love creating them with acrylic paints on cold pressed archival quality black paper. Then we get them custom framed to match your decor. Sometimes I also digitize these into card fronts or liners!

I love partnering with select clients on brand identity work – especially for SMB (small to mid-size) creative or creative embracing companies who see including illustration-led or augmented designs in their brand identity. This can look like purpose discovery to align on your brief, brand icons, favicons, word marks, brand-aligned illustrations, typography pairing, palette design, imagery selection, style guides, digital and print application mocks and execution.

Absolutely! Love is love is love. Whatever your concern is, you are welcomed here.

Paper Phoenix founded as a women-led small business. Today Paper Phoenix supports RICE Atlanta. We prioritize purchasing supplies from and partnering with small local businesses, including diverse women-led, minority-owned, LGBTQ+ business owners and allies. We are always seeking to be better and do better. If your company sounds like the above, please inquire for barter trade for creative business support in exchange for your small business services!

Right there with you. We infuse sustainability into our stationery, design process, partner vendor selection, local options to reduce shipping and more. We embracing being a ‘Phoenix’ and believe in re-use or reinvention of paper to digital. We also donate to trees to support regeneration for all of our projects.

For sustainable stationery – We can go a fully digital route with custom design you can insert into fully digitally paperless post announcements and invitations. Or, if we go physical, we leverage eco-printing options from 100% recycled paper (my favorite, in a beautiful natural white or cream) to eco-tank ink printing in-house and printing partners that use vegetable/soy inks. We can also leverage re-used vintage postage across your invitation and day-of paper suite! Wherever possible across our design and shipping choices we think green. Couture pieces are inherently more green, we don’t print tons of wasted inventory. I also digitally create art wherever possible to lessen prep-use of paper and paints.

For painted or framed items, inquire for vintage / found wood / barn wood frames. For painted bar signs we love to utilize vintage materials like vintage leather (or vegan leather), found platters and more.

We also donate to trees, botanical, and wildlife organizations on an ongoing basis as those causes are near and dear to Paper Phoenix and serve as the inspiration for many of our designs.

If you have any other fresh ideas, we’d love to hear them!!!

I hand letter with ink but also think modern technology is great. So, I strike a happy medium. For raw projects or calligraphy addressing, I create everything by hand and you get that perfectly imperfect feel. For other pieces, I design by hand, digitize, combine that ink-based art with digital creative graphic art and typography, then collage it all together for printing. To learn how bespoke commissions work, check out the custom process.

I live in Atlanta and have a satellite location ‘Art Shed’ on Northern Ga. While I love serving clients in the metro area, since it is such a pleasure to meet you in person, I also often work remotely!

My goal is to make it a seamless process, regardless of your location. It’s really important that I create a rich enough connection with my clients to be able to extract and understanding the special something that will bring the personalized wow to their content. So, we’ll do a couple zooms together as needed to feel like we are in-person. If you are ITP Atlanta (you know what that means if you are of Atlanta) we do hand delivery reduce eco-impacts of packaging and shipping. I otherwise ship content to or even mail invitations on behalf of my clients.