the city hippy studio.
These past two years (post agency-life) have been a fantastic period of self discovery and growth. After a year of designing custom stationary for friends and family, word spread. My client base grew by the numbers, AND by the geography. The City Hippy Studio hails from where it all started, my little old blog.
When I started The City Hippy over three years ago, it was a major source of inspiration and creative motivation for me. Having the creative outlet outside of the office made me more productive and effective at my day job. The City Hippy started as a lifestyle blog, where I would track my adventures for close friends and family. But, as my design workload grew as a freelancer, the blog grew into a place where I could share recent projects as well as tips and tricks for fellow paper-happy people.
The blog is the same, it’s only moved. But now, I am at a place where my custom invitations & stationery business deserves its own home. This notion started after I got engaged, in August of 2013. Clients and fellow vendors began to ask me if my design business (Jenafer BROWN Designs) would change when my name did. So, it got me thinking. In order to change my name, I needed a focus.
Stationery has been an outstanding passion for me throughout this journey. That passion (for paper, invitation and announcement design, and all things “snail mail”) has always been communicated via this blog, The City Hippy. So, adding a studio was seamless. I am so excited to introduce you all to The City Hippy Studio.
The City Hippy Studio is a full service invitations & announcement design studio offering custom packages (see The Process), ready-made invitations and stationery (see The Shop), as well as styling services. My goal is to create a meaningful experience with a final product that exceeds yours and your guests’ expectations. I want to drive the design industry forward and deliver strategic ideas that fit within your guidelines and bring your vision to life for your big day.
Jenn Byrne, a local photographer and videographer, approached me during this transition in my business about a documentary series of local artists she was working on. It was perfect timing and the perfect opportunity for me to show you were I’ve come from, what I find important and how I run my business.
Thank you so much to those who have followed me on this journey, and welcome to those who are just stopping by!