Welcome Kristen!

Well hello, Kristen!  We're so excited to welcome Kristen O'Callaghan to the Haute Papier team.  Kristen recently finished up at SCAD and is excited to be back in the area where she grew up!  Kristen fills one of our very coveted internship positions and will be working hard to learn all aspects of Haute Papier's design and production processes!  Feel free to share in our welcome if you happen to speak with Kristen when you call!

Meet Chrissy!


Hi, my name is Chrissy Juarez and I'm the new Intern here at Haute Papier! I am a rising Senior at Auburn University and am studying Graphic Design. Although I have not decided exactly what I want to do when I graduate, I am very interested in event planning, magazine layout, and stationary/invitation design.

I am so excited to be interning here this summer and to be able to learn what it is like to be out in the career world. Through my internship, I hope to expand my portfolio as well as apply what I have learned in school so far. I love working with Sarah and Erin and cant wait to see what kind of projects I get to help out with this summer!

Intern Invites

It's not even August yet, but I'm already feeling the back-to-school vibe with department stores swapping racks of bathing suits for backpacks. So before my friends all return to their respective colleges, I thought I'd host one last get together -- a cocktail party -- and it'd be the perfect chance for me to test the invitation-crafting skills I've acquired this summer at Haute Papier. It's going to be my close girlfriends -- so I know I want feminine colors and images. I'm thinking summer-y colors: pinks, reds, oranges. I've come up with this funky floral design -- it's really fun, but still cute and feminine. I'm thinking about printing this pattern as a background on the invitation card, with a white box in the middle that will have the actual text.

I'm still working on completing the design and invitation, but I wanted to share my ideas and the graphics I've been working on -- I'll be sure to post the finished product. I think my friends will be impressed with the invitations for a fun night of sundresses and cocktails.


Design = Love for the Monday/Wednesday Gals

It’s Elaine and Mandy again!  We both feel like our individual strengths and passion for design will contribute to Haute Papier. 

One of Elaine’s strengths is her artistic ability.  She enjoys incorporating hand-done designs into adobe software.  Her professor and freelance designer and illustrator, Melissa Scotton, inspired Elaine to explore different aspects of the design world.  

One of Mandy’s strengths is her organization skills and design in adobe software.  She enjoys designing magazine page layouts in her Media Arts and Design coursework at JMU.  In her spare time she loves crafting scrapbooks and posters for her family and friends.

We hope to apply our strengths and inspirations to Haute Papier’s style this summer.  In the upcoming weeks we will share with you various designs for Haute Papier’s holiday line.  We encourage you to check back frequently for a few sneak peeks of our holiday designs!

The Monday/Wednesday Gals!

dsc06083Hi Everyone!  Our names are Elaine Spivey and Mandy Smoot, and we are two college students interning at Haute Papier this summer.  Elaine of Fairfax, Virginia, is a rising junior and Graphic Design major at Shepherd University.  Mandy of Nokesville, Virginia, is a rising senior and Media Arts & Design major at James Madison University.  We chose to spend our summer interning at Haute Papier because we both saw it as a great opportunity to utilize our design skills and expand our creative knowledge.  Elaine is still in search of her ideal design career path, while Mandy hopes to work for a company as their graphic designer or design page layouts for a magazine publication. We are both extremely eager to learn more about Haute Papier as the summer weeks progress.  Our goal is to return to college in the fall with a portfolio that displays our broadened sense of creativity and design.  We encourage you to keep track of our weekly updates, which will include a wide variety of design topics such as wedding design plans and our inspirational paths that leads to our creative ideas!