WHAT'S MISSING FROM YOUR STATIONERY IS YOU
You've spent many (possibly frustrating) hours poring over beautiful but not-quite-right designs. Or maybe you're a self-proclaimed indie bride and you haven't found anything that really matches your vision. Maybe you're looking for a designer to help tell your love story in a way that a pre-made design can't. I'm here to make sure your paper details are so recognizably you, and that you'll love them forever.
CREATING PAPER MEMORIES
I’m Grace Niu Avila, stationery designer and calligrapher. I’ve always been a crafter, artist, and creator at heart, even from a young age. I was that kid that bought all sorts of craft and DIY kits, I was in a mural painting club in high school (nerd alert), and I have a BFA in graphic design.
Grace Niu Design was created because I love paper and print design and want those to live on in our electronic, fast-paced society! If you love your invitations and they fit you to a T, I know you'll hang on to those precious pieces of paper for years to come. My formal training in graphic design combined with my calligraphy experience results in modern, detail-oriented, artful and stylish designs. Your stationery will be a lasting memory of your engagement and wedding, so let's make sure it represents you and captures your style!
FUN FACTS ABOUT ME
- I got married September 2016 (see the blog for some of my wedding posts!)
- I love making and drinking coffee - I was a barista for a few years.
- I don’t discriminate between white, red and rose, but I will not drink moscato (I don’t like super sweet things).
- I love Thai food, Mexican food, and anything sour/spicy.
- Most people have a separate stomach for desserts, but I have a whole separate stomach for noodle soups.
- I clearly love food - most of these facts were about food or drinks.
- Bridal Musings - Cozy Coffee Shop Elopement
- Green Wedding Shoes - Industrial Botanical Styled Wedding
- Green Wedding Shoes - Electric Love Modern Elopement
- 100 Layer Cakelet - Feminine Boho Picnic 1st Birthday
- Oh So Beautiful Paper - Understated Green Calligraphy and Fern Wedding Invitations
- ModWedding - Romantic Candlelit Illinois Wedding with Garden Vibes
- Oh So Beautiful Paper - Trendspotting: Vellum Inspiration
- Oh So Beautiful Paper - Minimalist Black + White Invitations
- 100 Layer Cake - Modern DIY Wedding in Chicago
SEE WHAT THE SWEETEST BRIDES SAID ABOUT WORKING WITH ME!
"I could not have asked for a better experience picking out wedding invitations! I was originally just going to order invitations on Minted, and then I found Grace and I am so glad I did! Grace was so wonderful and easy to work with. She captured exactly what we were looking for. I loved my invitations so much I was having hard time sending them out. She is beyond talented, and I would recommend her to anyone looking for unique, personalized designs."
- Courtney G., 2017 bride
"After looking at Grace’s work on social media, I immediately fell in love with her design and style. She did such an amazing job addressing my wedding envelopes. Her calligraphy is amazing and my envelopes turned out perfect! I had a wonderful experience working with Grace and I highly recommend her."
- Lily T., 2018 bride