Every project is a new adventure for us here at draw&explore, and we approach each one with the same enthusiasm, attention to detail and love of type. Here’s a little more about the way we work, so you can see exactly how we get from idea to finished product.
Getting to know each other
We’ll send you a little questionnaire so we can get to know you a bit better. This helps us create a design that’s really personal and meaningful, and completely customised to reflect who you are on your special day.
Sign on the dotted line
Once we’ve learned everything there is to know about you, we’ll send you a contract to seal the deal. It’ll tell you the ins and outs of the design process and what you can expect from us. Then we can get started with all the fun stuff, like designing your pieces.
Drawing and exploring
What we do best. During this stage, we’ll work on creating a completely unique and custom look for your wedding or event. This includes things like choosing the colour palette, the style of the invitation (i.e is it circle, is it square, does it fold, does it open?), the hand lettering, typography treatment and paper stocks. It’s kind of the pre-design stage, so you’ll walk away with a mood board that gives you an idea of the overall look and feel of your event stationery.
Let the fun begin!
You’ve seen your mood board and you’re super happy with the direction we’re taking, so now it’s time to design your invitation! Here we’ll experiment with different lettering combinations until we get it just right. Then we’ll hand draw each and every letter on your invitation again and again and again until we get them 100% perfect. We’ll then take our hand drawn design and scan it so we can start creating a high quality digital version. This means drawing each and every letter again, only this time on the computer. It’s a pretty time consuming process, but we’re all about the little details here at draw&explore, so we won’t rest until everything is crafted to perfection.
Hooray, it’s your big day! (almost)
This is where we send you the finished artwork for all your stationery so you can print it, or we can arrange the printing for you and deliver all your fabulous pieces to your door! Yay!