Designed by Joe is a graphic design studio in Essex designing unique wedding stationery, greetings cards, wrapping paper, logos, websites and more for people all over the world.
As you’ve probably already guessed my name is Joe. I live in Essex with my wife Katrina, our son Theo (who you’ll occasionally see on my Instagram feed) and our two cats Albie and Willow.
How it started
When my wife and I got married in 2013 we couldn’t find invitations to suit the style we were looking for so I decided to design my own. I was already designing websites for friends and family and my dad was a printer so we were able to print our stationery in house too.
We had the usual bits (invitations, table plans etc) but we also had a fingerprint wedding tree for our guests to leave their mark. Our wedding guests loved the idea so much I decided to start selling them.
The fingerprint trees proved very popular and so I expanded my shop to start selling Invitations and full stationery suites. Designed by Joe was formed in 2015 and in 2017 I was able to leave full time employment to focus on my small business. In 2019 we launched our very own online store and are very excited for what the future holds.