My name is Kristan, owner and solopreneur at KC Invites.
I am a lifetime student of the arts, paper nerd by chance,
designer by trade, hip-hop enthusiast and a total empath by nature.
I custom design invitations and stationery for celebrations.
Not sure where to start? Let us imagine...
A little story...
You have an event in mind and you know you need invitations. Is that where you should start? It is if you're planning a wedding. But maybe you have a theme for your occasion, perhaps a color scheme. Should you start there? Pinterest. You know you need to scroll Pinterest for days, weeks even to jump start your imagination...right?
Yes. You can do all of these things. The piece you're missing is direction and guidance from a professional.
I have made it my business to fine tune ideas into great events through design and color. No, I'm not an event planner, although some of my friends are. I have, however, been in the event coordination industry and invitation design industry for over 10 years. I know my way around quality paper and all things print related.
I am a graphic designer by trade and I really love the connection I have with clients. From couples looking for wedding invitations, new parents celebrating a birth to a girl surprising her sister for a milestone birthday. I know I'm exactly where I need to be. Translating thoughts into designs that move you. The movement is what makes these events memorable.
This is my journey.
It began with our personal wedding invitations. As a professional graphic designer, I put myself under a lot of pressure. I wanted to set the mood for our wedding through design and leave a lasting impression.
I had a hard time finding what I was looking for. I ultimately decided to take on the project myself. After many months of hunting down vendors and materials from all corners of the internet in 2009 (not as easily done perhaps as today), I was finally able to put my vision together. It wasn't perfect but it worked. Then we anxiously sent them out...and I waited.
I knew from the reactions of our guests that I was onto something special! My hard work payed off and my invitations set the stage for our entire wedding. I was inspired and driven. I began designing the rest of our coordinating stationery. Once again, our big day came and EVERYONE recognized the hard work and attention to detail I spent to bring the design to life. I wanted a mood and it worked!
From this one experience, I knew there was an easier way for people like me. Those who wanted to create a theme and a mood through design; something that would be experienced throughout the entire event. I did it for myself and I wanted to make designing a custom experience my niche, not just beautifully crafted invitations.
Finding the right words.
So here I am. I put it all together. I have the resources to inspire you to reach beyond your Google search. You don't have to feel overwhelmed by the endless options. We can achieve an amazing and memorable custom invitation. Because that's what we want, right? We want to reach our guests and elicit an immediate feeling of excitement and anticipation for your event. Guests will remember the feeling they had as they opened your invitation. That, to me, is success.
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Details from our menu and program.
Traditional and classic design.
Digital printing on metallic cream card stock.