I am so excited to introduce you to our newest Guest Designer, Erin Rau of Simple Te Design! Erin participated in our 2011 Invitation Design Contest & her adorable, clean aesthetic really caught our eye. Erin has a few designs now posted including a photo holiday card and precious photo birth announcements. I caught up with Erin to ask her a few questions! Enjoy:
What celebrity would you jump at the chance to design a party invitation for?
I think Ellen DeGeneres is hilarious! I am sure that any party of hers would inspire some amazing designs, especially if I was her designer! Ellen if you are reading this I would love to design your next party invitation or Christmas card.
What inspires your invitation & stationery designs?
I find inspiration in everyday things around me and I love looking at blogs, blogs and more blogs. Recently I have become addicted to Pinterest, collecting images from home décor to fashion that help inspire my designs.
Describe your dream party or celebration in 5 words.
S’mores, beer, beach, bonfire, family
Why did you join the IC Guest Designer program?
The IC Guest Designer program is a great place to spread my love for design and all thing paper. I just hope people love my designs as much as I love creating them.
What song or band do you listen to most while designing?
Funny thing is I don’t usually listen to music while I design. I tend to put reruns of the Office or 30 Rock on the TV, I call it comedic background noise.
(Interviewer's Note: I too LOVE 30Rock. You're welcome to drop by our office for a Liz Lemon marathon anytime, Erin!)