Graphic Design Consult Needed!

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
308 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Are you planning on using Adobe Illustrator? Adobe offers a pretty comprehensive classroom-in-a-book that might offer enough of a reference point for you to feel comfortable with your mastery of the program. Then you could just request print samples and quotes from printers in your area and rely on their feedback and information available on the internet to decide on paper, offset vs. digital printing vs. other fancier options, etc.

My alternative suggestion would be to check Craigslist for freelancers in your area. You will probably have to contact them for pricing since this sounds like consulting work rather than actual design work, but the plus side of that is, it’s likely to be cheap because it won’t entail an overly large time investment from them.

Post # 4
346 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Are you looking for a designer or a consultant? Because a designer would most likely want to take over the project. Unless you’re looking for someone along the lines of an art director to guide you along with overall concept and critique you on your execution. I do hope you plan to pay this person. 

I’m a designer and work for a card company. I’m designing my own invites and save the dates but I don’t know if I have the amount of experience you’re looking for.

Post # 5
687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think that the bee as a whole will be able to help you! Post your rough designs and final and ask for feedback. There are lots of designers (myself included) that can answer your questions and give you tips along the way.


I would recommend ordering paper samples from different printers… I give glowing reviews to They offer several types of paper to print on and will provide a proof before your final print. You can also get samples from companies like for envelopes, backings, etc.

If you have any specific quesions feel free to ask me…

Good luck!


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