The Curious Ink is a small design studio that crafts custom, charming wedding invitations, announcements and personal branding. Here, it’s all about design that reflects your style, tells your story, and means a little something—a brand that gets you noticed or a printed piece you know your friends & family will want to tack on the fridge when it comes in the mail.
Laini Leto is the creator & designer behind The Curious ink.
Take a girl who’s always been artsy, add a soft spot for weddings and a graphic design degree from Boston University, and you’ve got the proprietress of the Curious Ink.
One-of-a-kind, personal projects are her favorite thing to work on—each a brand new experience, filled with potential, possibility and the chance to tell someone’s unique story. Her approach to design is fresh and thoughtful, adds a dash of fun, and is a bit unexpected, because an invitation doesn’t have to be a certain shape, or number of pieces— it just has to be unique to you and your special day.
When not designing, Laini’s sketching, snapping portraits of friends, or hanging out with her wee dachshund Penny. Favorite things includes the smell of ink on paper, graphic patterns, zombie movies, fashion blogs, natural textures (wood, stone, flowers…even the prickly ones), DIY projects and dark chocolate.
“Laini was a dream to work with. Her insightful thoughts and ideas about how to make my brand look like “me” were spot-on! Laini was up to date with social networking and technology and knew how to incorporate her keen sense of design into both, benefiting me greatly. I’m looking forward to the next stage of our photographer/designer relationship in the near future… “
“When people received our wedding invitations, they often said how perfectly they fit our personalities. Laini worked closely with us to match her design to our interests, tastes, and philosophies. She also personalized our invitation covers which at first glance appeared to be simple, white, embossed wraps. With a closer look, we could see our initials subtly showing through the design, giving the covers a beautiful customized look and setting them apart from store-bought products. Our wedding day represented us as individuals and what we aspire to be as a married couple and family. Our invitations were the perfect introduction to this wonderful day.”
“Laini’s design expertise, paired with her artistic intuition and creativity, made our wedding invitations more beautiful than we could have ever imagined. From a begining discussion on the vision for the wedding, and the setting of a vineyard, Laini took my small ideas and ran with them. She is truly a pleasure to work with, and you can relax knowing that she will do a wonderful job!