Misha Zadeh of Turquoise Creative designed her first piece of stationery when she was only ten years old—it was an invitation to her eleventh birthday party at a local roller-skating rink. Years later, she turned her lifelong passion for art and design into a career after earning a degree in graphic design from the University of Washington. She originally worked for several award-winning design firms in the Seattle area before launching her own studio, Turquoise Creative, in 2001. Misha's handmade and letterpress greeting cards have been carried by top retailers nationwide, including Barneys New York and Saks Fifth Avenue. Misha draws her inspiration primarily from the natural world and other great works of art and design. She also enjoys designing custom wedding suites for her close friends, a side project that inevitably inspires fresh, new designs for her readymade collection.
IN THE PRESS:
Turquoise Creative's wedding designs graced the pages of Real Simple Weddings, The Knot and Seattle Bride Magazine, while the company's greeting cards have been featured in Lucky Magazine, Sunset Magazine, Real Simple and O, The Oprah Magazine.
ON SELECTING STYLISH STATIONERY:
"Make it represent yourselves. Let the tone, type and colors say something about you as a couple, because stationery and photography are the two things that archive well. Remember, you are putting time and money into choosing a lasting memory. Try to extend the graphic identity you use for your invitations to place cards, thank you cards and party favors to create a cohesive look for your special event."
ABOUT HER PAPER PRODIGY:
Misha's four-year-old son is familiar with, and frequently uses graphic design terminology such as "logos," "fonts" and "balanced layout."