I had the pleasure of officially interviewing Christy Toney from CT-Designs. Christy and I initially “met” via Twitter and eventually connected on Facebook as well. Aha…gotta love social media! For Vendor Spotlight Friday, I wanted to share my conversation with Christy and some of her gorgeous work.
As told by Christy: “CT-Designs is a Chicago based stationery company founded in 2007. We work on all kinds of events, but our primary focus is weddings. We do calligraphy by hand and custom invitations, and can also handle a client’s “day of” items (menus, table number tents, place cards, etc.) I like to think of CT-Designs as a “one stop shop” for busy brides… No need to hire and deal with multiple vendors when our shop can handle ALL of your paper needs.”
What advice would you give a bride that wants to hire you to design her custom invitations and/or day of items?
Book us early. Our busiest months are between March and September and the dates fill up quickly! Also, take a look at the blog… blog.ct-designs.com There is great advice there ranging from your paper to DIY tips to place card ideas.
When you are not making beautiful art with your calligraphy and stationery, what do you like to do in your spare time?
I’m a pretty big sports fan and I love all Chicago teams! The NBA is my favorite and I’m enjoying the Finals right now.
For anyone interested in hiring you for their special day, how can they contact you?
Email is the best way to reach me! firstname.lastname@example.org There is also a handy form you can fill out that can be found on my website: www.ct-designs.com.
Will a potential client have to live in the Chicago area to hire you?
Absolutely not. I work with brides from all over. More and more brides are comfortable working with someone remotely and we take pride in making the process with non-local clients as convenient and seamless as possible. Our Etsy Shop has been a catalyst in opening us up to a whole new client base and my ONLY wish is that I’d opened up earlier. Come see our latest designs! http://www.etsy.com/shop/CTDESIGNSWED?ref=si_shop