Luxury Invitation & Stationery Design Services
We are lucky. Downey have been in the hotbed of London's creative production scene for over a century and with that comes a vast wealth of experience and understanding of not just what looks good on screen but what looks outstanding when produced. Our mantra is: 'Combine average design with outstanding print and it will still look average. Combine outstanding design with outstanding print and you will end up with something truly beautiful'. We also believe, you make your own luck.
Downey is a recognised creative leader in the production of luxurious and bespoke creative print, we are in a unique and excellent position to provide design and artwork creation as part of our full service provided to the brands, businesses and private individuals we collaborate with.
To design for print is a specialist skill which often has many ramifications when using specific print production processes, hand finishing techniques or a combination of these involving traditional craftsmanship techniques alongside modern application.
Many of our clients rely on our unique ability and seasoned expertise to offer multiple design options in a short space of time along with providing printed samples, knowledge on process and material or by making bespoke prototypes to help visualise the concept proposed. This is a key service we provide our clients which is invaluable to them when working with the tight deadlines that are often involved and complex. We support them and apply our well-versed knowledge of the luxury market and familiarity with branding guidelines. We can relive pressure to our clients in this way and Downey is seen as a trusted supplier and designated ‘safe pair of hands’ to manage this side of the work for our clients.
Our in-house team of designers, illustrators and print specialists have a wide-ranging arsenal of capabilities which can all be applied to stationery design, event and invitation design, corporate stationery concept and identity creation.
Much of our day to day design work is to provide event stationery and invitation design. We work with both PR/Marketing departments within brands and event planners in creating concepts for stationery briefs that both respect the branding guidelines but also offer a fun and practical way of giving the intended guests the first impression of the event being planned.
We often work with a client’s in-house design team and act in an advisory role to help bring their concepts to life and provide guidance on how we can reproduce the designs and actualise the ideas within their mind, applying them with dexterity onto paper, card or other substrates.
Weddings are another big aspect of our work and our team regularly provides inspiration and design concepts for the whole stationery suite required, from save the dates, invitations, itineraries to service booklets and table stationery. All can be created with personalisation and details that are meaningful to the couple and the wedding destination. Our illustrators are highly adept in multiple styles for creating bespoke designs for wedding stationery and to create custom monograms or detail.
The field of heraldic design for Coat of Arms is extremely specialised and something we are well suited to due to our extensive experience in printing the final pieces for stationery and invitations. We often provide a full service of design and print production for social stationery suites for our private clients. On occasion, we have also produced a bespoke Coat of Arms design for private events such as Weddings, Anniversaries and special Birthdays.
In the world of bespoke, you really can have anything you wish for. Do get in touch with our team to talk about your ideas and how they can be bought to life through the beauty of design and print.