April 2, 2013

An Interview with Julie Hanan

We are obsessed with wedding invitations. For a bride, they're really special when it comes to spreading the news about her big day! And what better way to say it through beautiful graphic design and pretty colored paper? Dress it up in ribbon or twine, and you have yourself a gorgeous invite to send out to family and friends. So how do you choose the designer who best suits your needs? Research your favoite styles! Today we spoke with Julie Hanan about her wedding invitations! Check out the interview and her beautiful designs below. We hope you enjoy!

 

How did you get started on wedding invitations?

I actually fell into the invitation business on accident. I previously worked as an Interior Designer for a large company and unfortunately lost my job due to the economy. After looking for a job (without much success), a few close friends of mine were getting married and I offered to design their invitations for them since I had done graphic design work since I was young. Soon after designing their invitations, other friends saw my work and quickly asked for my pricing. I soon realized that I could turn my hobby into a business and Julie Hanan Design officially opened in 2010. I focus mainly on wedding and party invitations/stationery, however I do some side graphic design jobs for businesses as well!

What are your favorite materials?

I love any kind of embellishment that makes the invitation a little special. IE: Ribbon, Twine, Raffia.  I received my degree in Industrial Design, so having a product design background has really made me focus on the entire presentation rather than just on each individual card. 

Whats the craziest invitation youíve been asked to design?

I used to do more custom work than I do now, but every now and then I will do some custom jobs for close friends and family. A few crazy jobs in the past have been some birthday invitations. One girl wanted an invitation for a 1st birthday party and we used hand-made rice paper mixed with ribbon, metallic papers, etc.. to give it a very soft and elegant look. Each invitation was die cut in the shape of a balloon. The invitation turned out amazing but it was definitely time consuming!

Ampersand or And?

& or +   :)

What do you love most about your work?

I love the feeling I get once I send out an invitation set and knowing that each invitation was hand made and the utmost attention to detail is put into each and every invitation. Getting the email from the bride saying how much they (and their guests) love them makes me so happy and makes the whole process worthwhile!

What do you recommend to a bride looking for wedding invitations?

I definitely recommend checking around a lot of different sources from local shops, to online. I ask my brides how much a card at Hallmark costs, and look what you get for that cost. Research the pricing and come up with a realistic budget. Determine which style invitations you love the most and what type of feel that you want your invitation to set for your wedding since this is the first thing that your guests will see.

Julie Hanan Design on Tying the Knot
Julie Hanan Design on Tying the Knot
Julie Hanan Design on Tying the Knot
Julie Hanan Design on Tying the Knot
Julie Hanan Design on Tying the Knot
Julie Hanan Design on Tying the Knot
Julie Hanan Design on Tying the Knot
Julie Hanan Design on Tying the Knot
Julie Hanan Design on Tying the Knot
Julie Hanan Design on Tying the Knot
Julie Hanan Design on Tying the Knot
Julie Hanan Design on Tying the Knot

Visit Julie's Etsy Shop

Visit Julie's Website

Like Julie on Facebook

Follow @jhanandesign on Twitter

posted by Laura at 11:02AM
facebooktwittergoogle+

the comments

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Have you ever considered about including a little bit
more than just your articles? I mean, what you say is important and
everything. Nevertheless imagine if you added some great photos or videos to give your
posts more, "pop"! Your content is excellent but with pics and video clips,
this site could certainly be one of the very best in its
field. Good blog!

Posted by game at 7:18AM
Thursday, April 26, 2018

It's very trouble-free to find out any matter on web as compared to
textbooks, as I found this article at this site.

Feel free to visit my webpage ... Best Home Design in LA

Posted by Best Home Design in LA at 2:45AM
Friday, April 27, 2018

Hey there! I know this is kind of off-topic however I needed to
ask. Does running a well-established blog such as yours
require a massive amount work? I am completely new to operating a blog however
I do write in my diary everyday. I'd like to start a blog so I can easily share my personal
experience and views online. Please let me know if you have any suggestions or tips for brand
new aspiring bloggers. Appreciate it!

My blog ... Luxury Home Interior

Posted by Luxury Home Interior at 6:58PM
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Posted by Pablo at 12:54PM
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

I'm pretty pleased to find this website. I want to to thank you for your time due to this wonderful read!!
I definitely loved every little bit of it and I have you saved as a
favorite to check out new things on your web site.

Posted by bệnhgout.vn at 12:01AM
Saturday, May 12, 2018

Rüyada uzun yılan görmek; yıllar önce yaşanmış bir problem yeniden gündeme gelecek demektir.

Ancak bbu muhabbeti siz yapmıyorsunuz yanlış anlaşılmasın. Eskiden sizinle düşmanlığı olan yada sizi kıskanan birisi,
sizi veya aranızdaki husumeti hatırlayacak. Ancak merak edecek bir durum yok, çünkü problem çoktan kapanıp gitmiş, fazla üzerinde durmadan hemen unutacak.
Size zarar vermek gibi bir niyeti kesinlikkle yok bu kişinin. Eğer
rüyada ince uzun yılan görmek nedir diye merak
ediyorsanız, uzun süre önce aranızda küçük bir düşmanlık yaşanıp sonradan barıştığınız biri,
bu olayı hatırlayıp size haksızlık ettiğini fark edip pişman olacak diye tabir edilir.
Bu kişiyi çoktan affetmişsiniz, ancak bu kişi
olayı hatırlayıp biraz pişman size karşı.

Posted by Rüyada yılan sokması at 3:39AM
Friday, May 18, 2018

Click on the license title below for details.

my web page - sash window Repairs

Posted by sash window Repairs at 9:41PM
 

featured vendors of the month

handmade wedding items

Etsy has a great selection of wedding related products. They have a whole category dedicated to it. If you’re looking for something unique, chances are you can find it there.Even Courtney sells her wedding invitations in Etsy.

amazing vendor directory

We really appreciate well thought out design at Tying the Knot. WeddingLovely is an amazing curation of top of the line wedding vendors all in one place. You will never be disappointed with their recommendations. Check it out ot find all your vendors!

connect with us

or