Staying informed about current design trends is one of the responsibilities of a good designer.
Unfortunately, for me, that usually means silently scouring the internet alone in my office.

Imagine my excitement when our recent paper sample presentation turned out to be more party than private perusal!

Our good friend and frequent print collaborator Keith Maiden introduced us
to Natalie Robinson, sales representative for Utopia paper.


Natalie was familiar with my love for The Standard and she came prepared to wow me with a vast array of paper and specialty finish samples.


A little section of the expansive (and heavy!) Curious swatchbook.


I like the sweet, punchy vibe of this die-cut cover.


My favorite of the day! The sculptured embossing on this cover was incredibly precise
and the registration was spot on. I love the pink and gold color scheme.


The fun didn’t stop after the print samples!

Natalie pulled out her magic bag filled with goodies!


Art Director John Michalski and his hoard of Utopia swag.


All of Natalie’s hard work paid off.
Shortly after our fun afternoon, I was able to work on an exciting project using all Curious Collection papers. It’s being printed by Keith Maiden at Heeter Printing (of course!).

peace and pixels,