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Now Hiring a Graphic Design Assistant

now hiring graphic design assistant


Position: Graphic Design Assistant
Company: Lepenn Designs, LLC
Location: Remote Position/Can work from anywhere!
Compensation: Paid (hourly)
Hours: 10-15 hours per week

About The Company: Lepenn Designs is a full service invitation and graphic design studio based out of Metro Detroit, Michigan but works with clients from all over the world.  We have a passion for #makingpaperfabulous and bringing our clients vision and style to life!  With over 9 years of experience, we are a leader in the industry using our knowledge of paper and design to create unique works of art for each and every client.  We are a small company looking to expand our team as we grow into the next level.  We love paper, design, typography and out of the box ideas!

Position Description & Responsibilities: We are seeking a graphic design assistant to join our creative team and bring along fine art style creativity and forward thinking ideas!  The assistant will utilize the Adobe Creative Suite to update client proofs, prepare files for print, source graphics and images for client projects, mail merge excel files for envelope printing, research materials and acquire new suppliers, design and update marketing materials, website updates, creation of blog posts, create company newsletter and so much more!  *Please note that this role will not include any printing or production

-Minimum of 1-2 years of graphic design experience
-Proficient in Adobe Illustrator and InDesign…Photoshop is a huge plus!
-Ability to thrive under pressure and adjust to tight deadlines
-Must have great attention to detail and an “eye” for good design
-Hard working and a team player
-Have a passion for pretty paper and design
-Self starter who has a strong desire to learn and grow
-Responsible and Dependable
How to Apply:
Phase I:
Email the following items to: info@lepenndesigns.com
-Description of why you think you would be a good fit for this position
-Portfolio samples of your best design work
Phase II:
Selected candidates will be contacted directly for the following…
-Completion of an online questionnaire
-A telephone interview
-Invitation design challenge


Romantic Blush and Gold Wedding Invitations & Stationery


I don’t know about you, but I LOVE blush and gold, as you can tell by my business branding!  It’s so soft, pretty and romantic.  I enjoyed working with Laura and her Mom to create mostly all of her and Andy’s custom stationery for their wedding that took place at St. John Chapel and Banquet Center.

Beautiful pearlescent ivory, blush and antique gold papers, ribbon and crystal rhinestones were used to create their invitation suite.  We began and ended with stationery that featured their engagement and wedding photos.  The main invitation was a multi-layered flat panel style with a ribbon band that held the insert cards on the back.

For their wedding day I created ceremony programs, reception menus, and cocktail napkins.




Elegant Navy Blue, Silver and Orange Wedding Invitations & Stationery

With God at the forefront of their marriage, Tanika and Maurice wanted their wedding invitations to be elegant and have a spiritually royal feel.  They decided on a strong color palette of navy blue and orange with silver accents which paid tribute to the Detroit Tigers and Chicago Cubs, both of their hometowns!  I worked with them to design a tri-fold enclosure style invitation with ribbon accents and a monogram tag featuring their favorite scripture.


Silver mailing envelopes complimented the invitations and the insert cards were held in place with ribbon.  Coordinating tags for their guest welcome bags were also created.


No details were missed on the day of the wedding!  I incorporated additional artwork and a watermark pattern throughout all of their wedding day stationery.  Some of the featured paper goods included ceremony programs, signature drink signs, escort cards, “kissing menus” and dinner menus.



After the wedding I used gorgeous photos from Studio 41 Photography to create double sided flat card style thank you cards for them.  A section at the bottom of the card allowed them to handwrite a special message to each guest.


Modern White and Grey Letterpress Wedding Invitations

White and Grey Letterpress Invitations

These beautiful letterpress wedding invitations were created in a modern and clean white and grey color palette.  I love how there is a pop of burgundy, their accent color, throughout the design.  The invitation is an oversized size 6×9 double thick flat panel card which featured burgundy edge coloring and a blind embossed belly band that held the insert cards in place.  There are so many lovely design details in this suite…

White and Grey Letterpress Invitations

The grey envelopes featured white hand calligraphy along with custom printed envelope liners.  Laura Hooper Calligraphy also penned the couples names, monogram and insert card headers which I incorporated into the design.  The main invitation was done in soft grey letterpress but the insert cards were done using grey offset printing.

White and Grey Letterpress Invitations

The RSVP card envelope featured the return address in white foil printing.  I seriously love this whole invitation suite that screams “less is more”!

White and Grey Letterpress Invitations

Pretty Invitation Postage from the Post Office

Lepenn Designs Postage Tips

I’m going to go against “the norm” a little bit with this post, so i’ll just come right out and say that “wedding cake/flower stamps” from the Post Office are cheesy!  Yes, I understand that they’re a decent alternative when you can’t go with custom stamps but I don’t think they add much character to your invitations unless your wedding will be very simple, traditional and understated.

In a perfect world everyone can budget for custom stamps that coordinate perfectly with their invitations, but when you can’t try to make the best of what the Post Office has to offer.  For simple invitations that are a flat panel card, insert and envelope you’ll probably be okay with .49 cent first class stamps.  Or if your invitation is over an ounce, square or non-machinable then you’ll be at .71 cents and up.  Depending on your postage you may have to pair together a first class stamp with a .20 cent stamp, but that will just mess up the flow of what you’re trying to create with pretty stamps!  So, if you just double up the first class stamps you might spend an extra $20 but it’s so much more worth it in my opinion.

I did some searching through stamps listed on the US Post Office website and have curated some options that would work beautifully with various wedding and invitation styles.  My rational behind each of these selected stamps is not based on literally what the stamp was designed for, but more so the colors and graphic design of the stamp.  Okay, let’s explore some options…

Floral Inspired Weddings:

Botanical ArtGifts of Friendship

Luxe Rich in Color Weddings:

Lunar New Year       Year of the Ram

Whimiscal & Fun Weddings:

Quilled Paper Heart

Natural & Botanical Inspired Weddings:

Summer Harvest     Ferns

Rustic Weddings:

Hudson River

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