On The Spot: With Stationery Extraordinaire Laura Damiano.
Laura Damiano Tells Us About Her Rise To Fame, Her Favorite Wedding To Date & So Much More!
We would not be able to create the amazing weddings that we do without our truly incredible network of vendors. From florists to photographers to stationers, we are lucky to know some of the most talented and creative pioneers in their industry. For our new weekly segment, we’ll be featuring our partner vendors and introducing you to their story and the amazing work they do. This week, we’d like to introduce you to Laura Damiano, founder and creative director of Laura Damiano Designs (based out of Briarcliff Manor, New York). Laura, an incredibly skilled stationer, has set herself apart with her dedication to hand-crafted workmanship and creating unique, truly special designs for each client. The winner of multiple awards for her striking work, Laura has helped to both maintain the tradition of stationery as well as elevate it to new levels of creativity and artistry. We caught up with the Westchester resident to chat about her beginnings, her motivation, and one really spectacular (or should we say, spooktacular) wedding!
Tell us: how long have you been working with stationery?
I’ve been working with stationery for about six years.
And what first drew you to stationery design?
I’ve always been obsessed with fonts, typography and paper!
So what do you love most about what you do?
It’s certainly a very unique art. I love the fact I can be creative on a daily basis and produce designs for my clients that are personal, unique and one-of-a-kind.
Where do you draw your daily inspiration for your work?
In my mind, mostly! I also carry around a small notebook to jot down ideas, take lots of pictures with my phone of current trends that catch my eye, and use social media as a resource as well.
How would you describe your design style?
I’d describe it as “modern and edgy.”
What led you to found Laura Damiano Designs?
Back in 2010, I designed a complete wedding invitation suite (from the save the date, to invitation, to favors…even the photo booth signage). Shortly after that, I started receiving inquires for stationery, and decided to start Laura Damiano Designs.
Ok. This is going to be a tough one, since all your work is so great: do you have a favorite design?
I have a few, honestly. But a major one is the Romantic Floral design I created. It not only won me a prestigious award with Stationery Trends, it also went viral within the industry, across the country, and on the web.
And finally, what wedding, to date, did you most enjoy being a part of—and why?
I enjoy being part of every wedding, but one that sticks out to me the most was the wedding of my bride and groom, Angela + Chad. They had a vintage Halloween wedding full of really unique decor. I had the pleasure of designing creative apothecary labels, seating, and custom signage utilizing classic Halloween motifs to enhance their Sleepy Hollow-esque wedding theme. They were really fun to design!
Laura Damiano's work really speaks for itself—to create unique, custom stationery is absolutely priceless. To learn more about Laura Damiano Designs, visit her website at www.lauradamianodesigns.com. To learn more about our wedding services (and the other great vendors we work with!), click here.
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Have a wonderful weekend!