Delphine for Tiny Prints
Featured Delphine Collection
|Delphine Holiday Cards||Delphine Winter Birth Announcements||Delphine Address Labels|
Erika Firm of Delphine has been designing since she was a child. The daughter of an artist and an industrial engineer, Erika grew up with a love of color, form and function. Her first “real” project was the playbill for her fifth grade class production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” As an adult, she designed invitations, announcements and holiday cards for her corporate design clients, which led to the development of the Delphine line of holiday cards, stationery, greeting cards and invitations.
Over the past decade, Erika has designed a wide range of products—from magazines, paper goods and textiles, to logos, corporate communications, and packaging. She's designed for and branded local boutiques, dotcom startups, national retail franchises and international brands ranging from beauty to biotech. The Delphine aesthetic is clean, timeless and decidedly elegant, with a focus on exceptional typography.
Erika has received multiple national design awards for her graphic design, invitation design, and stationery products. In 2011 she was named one of the “Top 10 Designers to Watch” by Stationery Trends along with Jonathan Adler and Vera Wang.
In addition to designing, Erika consults with designers, businesses and organizations about branding, marketing and product development. She has a passion for good design, no matter the medium.
IN THE PRESS:
Erika's work has been featured in top lifestyle magazines including InStyle, Real Simple and many more. She has also been published in design books and blogs such as Today's Top Stationery Artists Volume 2, Design*Sponge, and The Sweetest Occasion.
“Nature is at the top of the list. I love the way sand looks after it’s been sluiced by a lazy wave. The color combinations within a single feather are astonishing. A California poppy has a surprisingly simply shape. Mundane things inspire me, too. Everyday objects like sugar packets, the sticker on a piece of fruit, the tile pattern on building’s frieze have all inspired my work.”
ON SOCIAL STATIONERY
“I still write letters. I don’t wait until I need to thank someone to send a note, which can feel like a chore. I like to write notes just because. Sending a card or personal note is a very simple way to make someone’s day. It’s like mailing a hug!”