Sarah Hawkins began designing invitations and announcements for the special events in the lives of family and friends.
Eventually, the demand for her designs grew so much that what had once been a part-time hobby became a full-time passion. First, designing wedding invitations and birth announcements for local brides and new parents, then growing the business by selling baby announcements online.
In 2006, Sarah Hawkins Designs was launched at the National Stationery Show in New York City. The debut was overwhelmingly successful. Buyers across the country found her designs fresh and delightful. Two years later, Sarah exclusively partnered with TinyPrints, Wedding Paper Divas and Shutterfly, the premier online sources for custom stationery.
A West Virginia native now living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Sarah has also worked in several design firms in Pittsburgh and New York. Her corporate clients have included Tiffany & Co., Heinz, PPG, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Del Monte and the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.
Sarah’s stationery designs have been selected by several celebrity clients and have been featured in many national publications.
Thank you for your interest in Sarah Hawkins Designs. Life’s events – both big and small – deserve to be celebrated with beautiful stationery. I hope my designs help you communicate with style.
A native of Central Pennsylvania, Erin Graham had always been drawn to the creative culture of Pittsburgh. Being home to the Penguins, Pirates, and Steelers didn’t hurt, either. She attended Seton Hill University and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA in Graphic Design and minors in Art History and Studio Arts. Erin has worked in advertising, product design, and corporate marketing. Clients of hers included MEDRAD, Ostrim, PPG, Seton Hill University, and Highmark.
One cold Pittsburgh day in 2012, fate stepped in and brought Erin to Sarah Hawkins Designs. She had been designing stationery for family and friends for years, but the opportunity to do it as a full time occupation was a dream come true! So, she left the corporate world of “dahn tahn” Pittsburgh for the bright and envious life of a stationery designer. Erin feels the gesture of paper is sweet and nostalgic – the perfect way to brighten someone’s day.
Born and raised in Pennsylvania’s country side, Katy Cataldo moved to Pittsburgh to pursue her dream of being an artist (not the “starving” kind!). She attended The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design. While attending school she was able to work with many clients within the school’s Design Studio, but her personal clients include Nelcon Inc., and 412 BenefitMany.
Shortly after graduation in April of 2014, Katy found Sarah Hawkins Designs and immediately fell in love with stationery design. Her eyes were opened to a whole new design world, and was eager to learn all the tricks of the trade . She loves to incorporate her hand-lettering and illustration skills into each design, typically favoring traditional pen and paper. Katy believes stationery is the perfect way to stay connected with all your loved ones, near and far.