EST.

2002

CREATIVE DESIGN + CALLIGRAPHY + ILLUSTRATION + PHOTOGRAPHY

CATARINA ZIMBARRA

With a team of experts in different areas, the Studio is run by Catarina Zimbarra, a Lisbon-based designer, artist and photographer with a Visual Arts, Photography Degrees and several Art courses with over 18 years of design and illustration experience.

After a few artwork exhibitions (watercolour painting), a long time a go, it was time to combine all her skills and passions. So, Calligraphy, Lettering, Graphic Design, Watercolour and unique handmade materials are part of a unique project. 

“The possibilities are endless.  Creating visionistic art brings me unexplainable joy.”
Catarina Zimbarra

We specialize in hand-painted + hand-lettered stationery for weddings and all of life’s important moments.  

We can create anything custom such as: wedding invitations, wedding details, party invitations, shower invitations, birth announcements, prints, etc.   It is always exciting to work on unique projects, so bring us your ideas and we’ll make them happen.  The possibilities are endless.  Creating visionistic art brings us unexplainable joy.

What do you do?

What do you charge for custom work?

Because of the varying types of printing, paper and design options available, we will provide an exact quote once we have talked with you and determined the specifics of your project.  

For pricing including custom Design, Place Cards, Excort Cards, Wedding Signs, Prints and more, click here to contact us for a quote.

Our design process involves lots of conversation and collaboration.  We want to get to know you and become inspired by your vision so that we can create the design of your dreams.

INVITATION SUITES

Your wedding invitation suite should be as unique as you! Bringing together a variety of elements with hand-painting and hand-lettered calligraphy, we can create an unforgettable invitation suite that will truly wow your guests!

DAY-OF-PIECES 

It’s all in the details. Enhance your ceremony and reception with customized programs, menus, table numbers, place cards, escort cards, and more. We also create custom signs.  

SPECIAL OCCASIONS

Life is full of occasions, big and small.  Your Bday party. Baby Showers.  Wedding Anniversaries.  We want to celebrate those moments with you.  We’ll capture your vision in a design that combines hand-painting with hand-lettered calligraphy.

Our work can be:

* All calligraphy or calligraphy + computer design. 
* All hand-painted + hand-lettered or digital lettering.
* All items mencioned could be hand lettered and hand-painted, then scanned, converted to a ready format for printing.
* All items are printed in a high quality watercolour fine paper (flat + oneside).
* Torn edges paper NOT INCLUDED. (please check pricings on the next page).

Other supplies as other fine papers and finishing details such as foil, watercolour strokes, letterpress, torn edges cotton paper plus the price.

What is your process?

Ordering and turnaround time

My turnaround time to vary depending on the size of your order and what other commitments I’ve already booked. I recommend contacting me at least one to two months in advance of when you will need your order, especially if you have a larger or involved project. You can reserve a time frame on my schedule with a non-refundable 50% deposit of your anticipated order.

Rush orders

I accept rush orders (any order that is placed less than 14 days out from the required completion date) on a case by case basis with a 30% rush fee.

We are able to ship the majority of orders nationally or internationally for actual cost of postage plus shipping materials through DHL.

Shipping and delivery

Can I get the digital file of my design and have it printed elsewhere?

We work with an excellent printing company that has a reputation for high-quality workmanship.  During the printing stage, we work closely with them, overseeing the process and making sure the final product is true to the color and detail of our original artwork.  It is a complex process that requires the oversight of skilled and detail-oriented artists.  For this reason, we do not recommend taking your design elsewhere to be printed as we cannot guarantee the quality of the finished product.   We do occasionally make exceptions to this, so if you are interested in receiving the digital file only, please contact us to discuss it further.

No,  all artwork designs are the property of Catarina Zimbarra Studio, and cannot be reproduced in any way without written consent from the artist and designer.

If I purchase my invitations
will I own the artwork?

File formatting

All guest lists, address lists or other source texts need to be provided in a single file and in a digital format like Google Docs or Sheets, MS Word or Excel. All entries and line breaks need to be formatted as they are intended to occur in the finished work (including punctuation and abbreviations etc…). I highly recommend you have at least one other person check your file for errors prior to sending it to me. Typos, mistakes and misspellings have a way of always sneaking in. Things that are obviously incorrect to you may not be so obvious to me, and corrections requested after I’ve begun work are charged as additional items.

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