In 2002, Annie was working as an in-house graphic designer for a gourmet food company in Maine when her now-husband proposed. They wanted their wedding invitation to set the tone for the intimate summer wedding they’d planned in her hometown. Think mason jars, wildflowers, and a big white tent on acres of fresh cut grass at her sister’s house. No fuss, just family friends and simple summer joys. When Annie couldn’t find what she wanted, she decided to make the invitations herself. She sat up every night at her kitchen table assembling each and every one.
From this, Annie Taylor Design was born in 2005 as a boutique design company specializing paper products for busy women and their kids. Although Annie is a formally trained graphic designer, she relies most often on everyday things to inspire her: a painted front door, an antique lamp, the specific yellow of a sunrise in coastal Maine or the red of a passerby’s umbrella on a rainy day in London.
Annie’s three boys are her biggest inspiration, of course. They certainly have gifted her with endless ideas to help raise them to be the best little men they can be, and drive Annie to be the best mom she can be. She hopes her products help others live the life she strives for; kind, positive, connected, organized and well intended.
We hope you enjoy her products as much as she enjoys creating them!