Dream Big Invitation Design

A few weeks ago, I shared a sneak peek of an invitation I was designing for the Montessori School of San Antonio’s 2019 Annual Spring Gala. I had so much fun working on this project, and I recently delivered the finished prints to the client, which is why I’m excited to share them with you today! Check out this lovely trifold invitation we created for the event. This year, we also printed and addressed envelopes to match the invite. So, if you’re in the middle of planning a party or fundraiser, consider reaching out to me if you need help designing and printing the invitations!

Sneak Peek: Dream Big Invitation

Planning an annual event is seriously hard work! I have never personally organized one… but over the years I’ve designed many fundraiser invitations, websites, programs, and flyers for people who have. I’ve seen my clients coordinating and preparing months in advance to put together beautiful and fun evenings that raise money for amazing causes. I’ve learned that there’s a lot of details that need to be arranged ahead of time, so it’s important to start on the design pieces early on. So while I haven’t done an event myself, I am in awe of those around me who do take on the challenge!

With that said, here is a sneak peek of an invitation I am designing for the Montessori School of San Antonio’s 2019 Annual Spring Gala. It’s not quite finished yet… we still need to update some information before it’s ready to go out, but I just couldn’t wait to share a bit with you now. I’ll be sure to post the final printed piece in a few weeks!

2018 American Graphic Design Awards

I’m thrilled to announce that BlackStone Studio has been awarded three 2018 American Graphic Design Awards! This annual competition by Graphic Design USA honors outstanding new work from creative professionals from all over the country. Roughly 10,000 entries were submitted this year alone, and only a highly selective 10% were recognized. I’m so honored to be a part of that group! Check out the winning projects below.

Category: Logo Design

Client: University of the Incarnate Word — Music Therapy Student Association

Category: Invitation Design

Client: The Wishing Well — Montessori School of San Antonio Spring Gala

Category: Website Design

Client: EcoEDI

The MSSA Spring Gala Invitation Design

The MSSA Spring Gala, themed “The Wishing Well,” has held a couple of weeks ago at the beautiful Don Strange Ranch! Last fall, BlackStone Studio had the pleasure of creating a unique logo for this event, so I was more than happy to work with their committee chairs again to design and print these custom trifold invitations, which included donation cards and personalized envelopes. Check them out above!

Amanda & Brian Wedding Invitation Design

BlackStone Studio recently designed these lovely wedding invitations for Amanda & Brian. These lovebirds became husband and wife on February 14th — so romantic! Amanda wanted her invites to be elegant, simple and contemporary. We had them printed on a gorgeous pearl cardstock which has a subtle shimmer, with envelopes to match! Check out the invitations above!

2014 American Graphic Design Awards

I’m thrilled to announce that BlackStone Studio has recently been awarded three 2014 American Graphic Design Awards. I’m honored that out of the six entries that I submitted to the competition, three were selected! This year, they received more than 8,000 entries and a very highly selective 15 percent were recognized with Certificates of Excellence. BlackStone Studio‘s three winning entries are displayed below:

Category: Internet Design
Client: Erin Busbee / Busbee Style


Category: Branding + Identity Programs
Client: Elise Broz and Stacy Zymboly / Inspired Occasions

AGDA_2014_5_Inspired Occasions Branding

Category: Announcements, Invites + Greeting Cards
Client: Maureen Broderick


I also would like to recognize my amazing clients who always bring me fun and interesting projects to work on! Thanks to Erin Busbee from Busbee Style, a talented fashion stylist, and a fabulous blogger who I love to work with! Thanks to Elise Broz and Stacy Zymboly from Inspired Occasions, two incredibly nice and creative women that are very gifted party planners. Thanks to Maureen Broderick, a kind and beautiful bride, who entrusted me to design her surprise wedding invitations! And finally, thank you to all my clients because although I was not able to enter more pieces into the contest, I’m very proud of the work I do for all of you and I am truly grateful for your business.

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