Category Archives: behind the scenes
The year is just whizzing by. I was scrolling through photos from this year’s Stationery Show and realized I forgot to post photos of our 9th Annual Stationery Meetup invitation. Ooopsie. Here she is. This year I went with something bold and fun, in my favorite colors: emerald green, chartreuse (aka “Delphine green” around the studio), and black.
It was such a fantastic party. It’s impossible, really, to put it into words. Thanks a million times over to all my favorite paper peeps for celebrating 10 amazing years of Delphine with us, and for being so supportive as we launch our new brand, Chromatic & Co., into the wild. Merci!
JOB DUTIES: Typesetting wedding invitations using provided templates • Communicating with clients/customer service about their orders • Send print orders into production/coordinate printing with Delphine pressmen and print partners
JOB REQUIREMENTS: Superb typography skills and understanding of fonts, scale, kerning, etc. • Must be proficient in Illustrator CS5 or CS6 • Must know difference between stationery & stationary • Great communication and customer service skills • Excellent grammar • Knowledge of wedding etiquette helpful
PERSONAL QUALITIES: Detail oriented, organized, consistent and reliable • Able to take art direction and willingness to make changes • Excellent communicator • Work well with tight deadlines • Self-motivated • Able to manage multiple projects
GENERAL NOTES: Position is paid (hourly), full time (40 hrs/week) at our downtown Charleston, SC studio • We are a Mac based studio • Start date: asap • Must live in Charleston area
FOR CONSIDERATION, email firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line PRODUCTION GRAPHIC DESIGNER and the following: Cover Letter • PDF Resume • Two professional references • Link to review online portfolio or pdf samples of your work • No calls or walk-ins, pleasePin It
It was a rainy day here at our Charleston studio, but we managed to sneak in a few photos between rain drops of our brand new design. A little bit vintage, a lot pretty … I’m pleased to announce that our new Santa Barbara invitation is now live on Delphine! Inspired by, you guessed it, Santa Barbara, California. It would be great for a fancy barn wedding or rustic ranch wedding, don’t you think? With twinkly lights and sparkly drinks and lace gowns and maybe even some cowboy boots.
Squeal! Soooo so so so sooooo excited to announce that my darling and super talented friend Cyd (you know, the genius behind “The Sweetest Occasion,” the best blog ever) has launched a collection of pretty party and wedding invitations, stationery, party goodies, iPhone cases and other treats over at Chromatic & Co.Pin It
The Delphine studio is growing and we’re looking for an awesome Studio Intern to help manage our blog and our social media presence. If you love paper, are into design, love blogs, love weddings (and love wedding blogs), know the difference between stationery and stationary, know your way around Illustrator, would like to learn about running a small biz/marketing/design/letterpress/social media/the wedding industry, and can commit to 10 hours per week for 12 weeks, then an internship at Delphine might be for you!
WHAT YOU’LL DO: Contribute to advertising, marketing and social media campaigns • Manage social media presence • Manage blog editorial calendar • Develop, design and edit blog columns • Assist with prepping and styling photo shoots
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: Practical considerations for marketing and selling design-centric products • Marketing budget considerations • Managing a social media calendar • Close contact with founders of growing design-driven company
JOB REQUIREMENTS: Familiarity with social media (including facebook, twitter, pinterest, instagram, vine) • Must love blogs • Excellent copywriting skills (including excellent grammar) • Proficiency with Macintosh platform • Proficiency in Illustrator CS5 • Basic Photoshop familiarity • Basic Excel familiarity • Completed at least 2 years of college level courses • Must be able to come into our downtown Charleston, South Carolina studio
PERSONAL QUALITIES: Detail oriented, organized, good with time management, consistent and reliable • Able to take art direction and willingness to make changes • Work will with tight deadlines • Self-starter
GENERAL NOTES: This is a PAID, part-time internship | Start date: Spring 2013 | Hours: 10 per week | Duration of internship: 12 weeks | Class credit is available (depending upon specific institution’s requirements) | Many of our interns go on to freelance for us or work directly with us here in the studio.
TO APPLY, please email erika [at] delphinepress [dot] com with subject line STUDIO INTERN and the following: cover letter • pdf resume • two professional references • link to portfolio or samples of work (copywriting and/or design samples) • link to your blog if you have one • list of your 4 favorite blogs and a short blurb on why you like each one • I’d also love to know a bit about you personally: like your favorite color or your dream vacation spot
PLEASE DO NOT CALL the studio directly. If you have any questions, you may post them in the comments section, or email Erika. We will update this post once the position is filled.
UPDATE: summer internship slots have been filled.
I’ve been back from Paper Camp for about a week now and am still trying to wrap my head around all the amazingness that happened there. We covered a lot of topics: wholesale, wedding albums, etiquette and ethics, trade show logistics … the information shared was phenomenal. If only TSBC existed 10 years ago when I launched Delphine! It would have saved me so many headaches (and quite a bit of money spent on mistakes).
Lucky for all of you, Katie just announced a few minutes ago that she is releasing five more seats in the sold out Tradeshow Bootcamp webinar series that starts later this month. If you’re interested hop on it, these seats are sure to fill up by the end of the day!
2013 is off and running at a frantic pace. Wedding season is in full force — our designers are busy busy busy preparing invitation proofs for Spring weddings. We’re seeing softer colors this year, lots of pastels and neutrals, which is a lovely change from the past few years, when purple ink was coming out of our ears.
We’re pulling late nights getting ready to launch our super secret great big exciting project. Just a few more days ’til we let the cat out of the bag. Speaking of cats, we’re working on a branding project for a super cool party cat in Texas. And as always, we’re busy working on fun photo cards for our licensing partners. Right now we’re already working on Father’s Day designs!Pin It
Confession: my pantry is an absolute disaster. Over the holidays I accumulated a lot of extra stuff … big bags of flour, snacks suitable for entertaining, and yummy treats as gifts. This morning as I reached for my son’s cereal box (and the contents spilled all over the floor) I resolved to tackle the whole messy kitchen situation.
Organizing comes down to having a home for everything … and, I believe, a pretty home for everything. Here are some tools I *hope* will help keep me organized in the New Year: 1/ Large canning jars for storing bulk food 2/ An organizer tray for my messy utensil drawer 3/ Super cute container bins in my favorite ombre colors 4/ a P Touch for labeling the cute bins.Pin It
Thank you, thank you, thank you! Thanks so much for reading this little blog, for all your support, and for being all around awesome. Just a quick note to let you know we’re signing off to get ready for our Delphine studio bash, then we’re closing doors here at the studio for the rest of the year (woot!!!).
But rest assured, we’ll be working over the break (from the comfort of our couches, in our fuzzy slippers + jammies) on some super exciting new releases for the new year, so be sure to check back with us in January for some big news and some awesome new designs.
Wishing all of you a fabulous holiday, full of love and laughter. xoxo, Erika, John and the Delphine teamPin It
Yay yay yay!!!! My Delphine holiday photo card collection for Cardstore is live. I had a lot of fun designing for Christmas last summer (one day I even busted out the flannel jammies, hot cocoa and watched Elf to get in the spirit). I am so thrilled to see all my designs on the brand spanking new & improved Cardstore. Please hop over there and check it out and let me know what you think. Do you have a favorite? Can you guess which one I’m sending out this year?Pin It
For our first Halloween in Charleston, we decided to dress up as a Cat Burglar family. Mommy Cat + Daddy Burglar = Baby Cat Burglar! We had a blast walking around the neighborhood, but really were missing our dear friends from SoCal. It’s just not the same without y’all!!
Some of the Delphine crew got the Halloween spirit going earlier in the day. Lytle was a hoarder, and Brelyn was a gangster. Trish was all smiles in her jack-o-lantern outfit. Jeff was out sick: booooo (feel better soon, dude). Sarah took the photo since she was the only one sans costume.Pin It