I'm Santina Amendola, the graphic designer and calligrapher behind Santina Amendola Design. Working with greeting cards for most of my career, I've found a great appreciation for every detail that goes into creating paper products. Learning the ins and outs of bringing entire product lines to life gave me the background knowledge of production, be it foil stamping, die-cutting, or the ever annoying but always nice to look at glitter finishing. After designing my best friend's wedding invitations, I fell in love with the wedding world and found the most exciting thing was creating beautiful paper for couples' most special days. A few friends’ weddings (and my own!) later and here I am making beautiful paper for couples around the country! Mixing modern calligraphy and graphic design, I create beautiful keepsake pieces for weddings and events, because it IS more than just a piece of paper and lasts longer than your wedding day ;). Currently I’m working on fixing up an 1870 Gordon Platen Letterpress machine, whom I affectionately call Nessie, with plans to do letterpress printing in house!
Outside of designing, you'll find me at dance class or rummaging through yard sales-there's always some hidden treasure for a dollar (and they make great styling props for invitations!). I also love a good Audrey Hepburn film (Roman Holiday over Breakfast at Tiffany’s any day) and have a strange habit of quoting Parks and Recreation. Someday I will have a dog and he will be named Jean Ralphio.
Feel free to view my work here and check out my Instagram @santinaamendoladesign for more recent invitations and behind the scenes!
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Photos by Jordan DeNike Photography.