Designer Stephanie Tara has long been influenced by her love for real life moments with family and friends. She likes to blend her sense of humor with a sweet sentiment, bringing paper goods with a relatable message. Stephanie studied Textile and Surface Design at The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Upon graduation, she pursued her career in commercial print design by exhibiting at two trade shows. Printsource and Surtex in NYC. At age 24, she was hired to assist the designing of original store displays for Anthropologie, where she quickly realized her true creative strengths were in the small details. At the same time, she worked in private events, helping to curate the perfect bridal shower, birthday party and any other event, alongside the talented Paula Woods, from 14 & Hudson in Piermont, NY. Feeling so inspired by the excitement she witnessed as these parties came to life and how all the small details brought such joy to the event, Stephanie launched a line of wedding suites and began doing custom work for the modern day bride. She loves bringing the bride and grooms vision to life with her carefully painted illustrations and the challenges of each individual vision.
Growing up and still living in the Hudson Valley, there is such an appreciation for the outdoors and the sweet simplicities life has to offer. Reminiscing on her childhood where she spent so much time playing outside, drawing for hours and using her imagination as entertainment, Stephanie knew what she wanted to do. These memories combined with her previous work experience launched her line of hand drawn and painted greeting cards. She is excited to bring back the days when people felt excited to send handwritten cards to friends and loved ones.
Stephanie specializes in hand-illustrated paper goods that are amusing + heartwarming. Her designs spread warmth and a touch of humor to your home, office and gift giving experience. Stephanie has endless ideas and aspirations for her budding company and aims to grow it with sensible, whimsical and entertaining products. Her newest venture is in the note taking department with a line of notebooks and notepads!
She is available for a variety of projects such as Freelance Design, Licensing, Textile/ Surface Design, Custom Stationery and more. Stay up to date on recent projects and follow her journey on the blog and sign up for our newsletter.