I’m Rachel, wedding stationer, graphic designer and owner of Paper Arrow Press

Rachel Russell Designer at Paper Arrow Press

When I'm not designing modern wedding invitations and working on graphic design projects for clients you can find me hanging out with my family, cooking, sipping on a gin & tonic, and enjoying the odd disaster film (the bit where the birds all fly away from the source of danger gets me every time). 

When I married Ben in 2011 we were fresh back from a year living in Rome and I was launching a freelance graphic design career. We were pretty penniless (having spent all our money on pizza and gelato) and so it was the obvious choice to design our own wedding stationery in the clean, modern graphic style I loved. Soon afterwards, friends began to ask me to design their wedding invites too. Before long I was designing as much wedding stationery as print and digital design for commercial clients. In April 2012, I made my wedding stationery line official and Paper Arrow Press was launched!

Smart graphic design

I specialise in working with small, independent businesses and entrepreneurs on print and digital design. From exhibition catalogues and marketing materials to graphics for websites I love helping my clients' businesses look their absolute best. I've started and successfully run two small businesses of my own so I know the huge value of expertise, honest advice and a friendly voice at the end of the phone. 

I work on projects including:

  • Business literature including look book, catalogue and brochure design
  • Marketing materials including fliers, posters and postcards
  • Business stationery
  • Digital design, including website graphics such as hero images
  • Branding

I like to keep it simple

  • I quote a set price at the beginning of a project so you will know exactly how much the work with cost
  • I am GREAT at communicating so you'll always know exactly what's happening
  • Deadlines are my thing, so you'll never be left waiting for work
  • I have a team of awesome professionals I can call on if you need extra services such as copywriting or photography

Sound interesting? Here’s what to do next…

Get in touch for an initial chat, I'm always more than happy to talk through how the design process works and discuss ideas. 

Modern wedding stationery

I like a good wedding as much as the next person but here's an admission; I'm not obsessed by all things wedding. Instead I'm inspired by the world beyond weddings (remember that?). From interior design to travel, I think good design is just as important whether I'm working with a small business or a newly engaged couple. I offer modern, personalised wedding invitation designs for design-conscious couples who have the vision but maybe not the time or skills to create the wedding stationery that perfectly compliments their wedding. As well as personalised wedding invites and stationery, I can help you announce other major life events like moving house or having a baby. 

Ditch the clichés

The old wedding clichés of bossy brideszillas and lazy grooms just don't apply any more. The brides I’ve met since starting Paper Arrow Press have been lovely, chilled out women and I regularly work with grooms-to-be on their wedding stationery too. I love creating modern wedding invitation designs you’ll both agree on with the minimum of stress (free of ribbons and frills). The process is creative, collaborative (if you want it to be) and will leave you excited to send out your finished invitations.

So to recap:

  • stylish invitation designs that you both love
  • a quick, friendly response to your questions
  • a supplier who has taken time to get to know you and what you're looking for

Sound interesting? Here’s what to do next…

Explore our collections or find out about working with me to create the bespoke wedding stationery design you're dreaming of.