We’re excited to bring you this fun Q&A with Hoopla House stationery designer, Lindsay van Harssel. Read on to learn a little bit more about Lindsay, then be sure to check out all of her stylish invitation designs at hooplahousecreative.com.
Tell us a little bit about your background.
How did you get started in the stationery industry?
I’ve always loved to draw and make things; I was that kid who would doodle on every inch of her homework. I studied Communications Design at Syracuse University and it was then that I realized I could turn my passion into my career. I had always wanted to start my own business and stationery design seemed like the natural thing. I love getting to know the couples I work with; I feel their joy and I’m truly excited to be involved in their planning process.
Where to do you get inspiration for your work?
The main source of my inspiration comes from personally working with my clients. Their unique weddings inspire me every day! I love to learn about every aspect of their wedding – from their color preferences to their flowers, I pull inspiration from all of it.
Where would we find you on a typical Sunday afternoon?
That depends on the season here in Buffalo, NY. But on a nice summer Sunday you will find me scouring through garage or estate sales looking for my next treasure. I love finding vintage pieces and giving them new life!
What advice do you have for couples on incorporating personal style into their wedding stationery?
Be confident and go with what you love. If you love modern prints, go for it! If you are a classic bride but want a bit of a twist, try doing a simple invitation but have fun with a colorful pattern on the back or a cute bellyband to dress it up.
Choose a style that you love – trendy or not.
Questions? I’d love to hear from you! Give us a call and together, we’ll create a stationery set that you both will fall in love with.