Emma Allen Design Studio

I’m Emma, the creator, hand letterer and stylist behind the goodies here. I like to focus not only on creating dream wedding stationery and brands, but also on sharing my love of watercolour, lettering, home decor, and personal moments along the way.

Born and raised in small town Ontario, I have spent my journey after high school focusing on my creative goals while changing paths a few times along the way. I graduated from the University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto with a dual honours degree in Media Studies and Creative Photography. Upon graduation I moved to the west coast and dedicated 2 of my post-university years to photographing national level athletes at the Canadian Sport Institute.

After 2 years I decided to leave my full-time job to start a business in 2014 (without having a single clue what I was doing), and I’m thrilled to say that 4 years later I’m still doing it. I started by photographing weddings and local events, but my love for graphic design soon snuck into my business plan. I taught myself how to use Illustrator and digitize artwork, the rest is history!

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While living on the west coast I filled my extra time with anything health and adventure related; be it exploring the mountains of Vancouver Island, snorkelling through starfish and seaweed, and beach combing on cruiser bikes.

In 2016 my love Spencer and I moved back to Ontario and now live in the beautiful Ottawa Valley. In 2018 I decided to retire from photography to focus on graphic design, lettering, and watercolour. In this wonderful age of internet I can work with people all over the continent!

When I’m not in the office you’ll find me adventuring with my better half, scouring the nursery for a new house plant, trying to get faster on my bike, or cozied up with friends (and a glass of rosé).

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WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT WHILE WORKING WITH ME…

 
 
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  • to have your story told

  • to have your ideas + visions brought to life

  • to have timelines taken seriously and promises kept

  • to always feel involved and listened to

  • to experience working with a human and not a computer

  • to have lots of laughs and oohs & awes along the way