If I could get married all over again, I'd take Amy Armato to be my stationer. Her Minneapolis-based graphic design + letterpress business is nothing but eye candy--beautiful papers and modern designs with a touch of whimsy. She creates the most lovely cards for each one of life's celebrations, from weddings to babies, and all of the regular old holidays in between. Much of her work is custom + customizable, tailored specifically to her clients' unique tastes. Plus she strives to keep her studio as eco-friendly as possible. Enough said.Right now Armato Design is stocked up with the most elegant and festive of holiday cards. (I must admit the portable mistletoe is my personal fav.) I'm so excited to share that Amy is generously giving away a 6-pack of each of these Christmas cards to TWO lucky readers. In math terms, that's 3 beautiful designs x 6 packs of each = 18 cards x 2 winners. Got it!? The giveaway ends Friday 12/10, at which point I will randomly select & announce the two winners. Please pop back to see if you've won!
There are 4 chances to enter this giveaway and drop the prettiest letterpress cards in the mail this year:
1. Leave a comment below sharing your favorite pre-Christmas activity.
2. Blog, tweet, or facebook this giveaway and leave a separate comment stating you did so.
3. Visit Armato Design's shop and leave an additional comment telling your favorite design.
4. Like Armato Design & Press on Facebook.
PLUS: this week everyone is a winner because you can use coupon code SwellLife to receive 20% off in the Armato Design & Press etsy shop for the rest of December!
Q|A with Amy Armato:
1. Tell us a little about your creative process.
My creative process is dictated by research and my clients. A lot of talking, thinking, sketching and retooling.
2. Describe your perfect day.
I'm up early in a quiet house, coffee in had and no fires to put out. Just me and the task at hand whether it be blogging, marketing, designing. Then I have breakfast with my family followed by more work. The afternoon would be spent getting inspired either by another person or a new place or talking shop with another creative. It ends with a feeling of accomplishment and nothing hanging over my head.
3. What is the most challenging thing about running your business?
The money stuff and finding time for marketing. If I could just design and blog I'd be a happy camper.
4. We love how fresh and creative your designs are. Where do you find your inspiration?
My designs largely come from my art history back ground and my love of juxtapostion. So I love vintage artwork mixed with modern sentiments, typography, etc. I am also continually inspired by my clients and their interests.
5. Where can we find more of your work?
web | armatodesign
etsy | armatodesign.etsy.com,
blog |the wedding phile