Christina, You're Hired!


Ok, so I'm no Donald Trump, but giving emilie inc. designer Christina an official employment offer letter last week was just as thrilling for me as I imagine the finale of a The Apprentice series might be for the Donald.

Christina originally contacted me in June 2008, asking if I might need a designer. I wasn't sure I had enough work to require my own designer, but had her bring in her portfolio for a chat anyway. I've told this story before, but I kid you not, when Christina walked through the studio door that first time I felt as tho an old friend was walking into my life. If you haven't had the pleasure of meeting or working with Christina just yet, you'll know exactly what I mean when you do. She's kind and smart and fun and, gosh, oh-so talented. I couldn't believe then that she wanted to work for little 'ole moi, and I'm still as sheepishly tickled that about a year and a half later of working on a per project basis for emilie inc. as a 1099 contractor, she is now officially my first employee!!!

-Insert collective roar of cheering here-

Given Christina's track record of hard work, unmatched enthusiasm, loyal dedication and superior results twinned with my insatiable stream of new ideas, projects and big picture goals, handing over all design responsibility for Christina to grow just made sense. You'll be reading a lot more about what she's up to in the weeks and months to come, but the gist is this...

Parked at, the design studio for emilie inc., Christina will:

• Utilizing her experience as a designer for luxury stationer William Arthur and manager at Portland's Papier Gourmet, Christina will offer a wedding branding trousseau. What does that mean, you might wonder? She'll design all things paper for your wedding: save-the-date, invitation suite, ceremony program, place cards, guest book, menu cards, thank you cards and the like. Like a company might use a designer to create a logo to brand their business, Christina will brand your wedding, perfectly reflecting your tastes and personalities, each piece consistent, from conception to delivery of the finished products.

• Likewise, Christina will be offering branding services, including but not limited to all visual artists and wedding vendors, searching for a cohesive identity.

• She'll continue creating the fashionable custom cards offered for the holiday season, as well as for other occasions, both for our studio clients and professional photographers to purchase.

• Christina will continue tending to all emilie inc. design needs, including those beautiful album pre-designs she created for our 2009 wedding clients.

Christina will exercise her blogging voice to keep you updated on all these design projects on the emilie ink blog starting in January!


  1. *insert my part of the collective roar here*
    emilie! you are one lucky lady. congratulations. i felt the same way about christina when she walked into the room as a prospective student at my alma mater about 10 years ago. we became fast friends.

    this is so exciting!

    good luck!

  2. I am one who can say I knew her when! Christina is the best. Anything that she touches turns to gold. I am so happy that she has found such a great home. Congratulations to you all!



  3. Woohoo..ok late to commenting, but WooHoo!


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