Owner/Founder, Emily Hamma Martin always knew she would end up doing something creative, making beautiful things. OrangeBeautiful began in the fall of 2004 with a focus on custom wedding invitations & handmade, limited edition papergoods.

After nearly 10 years of stationery orders, greeting card lines, craft fairs & trade shows, typography designs, studio spaces and our very own brick & mortar retail shop, the company is still going strong. We're immensely proud of the work we've done and extremely excited about what the future will bring.

good design, accessible to all

Good design doesn't have to cost thousands of dollars; it doesn't have to be something that only large corporations or the very rich are given the chance to posses. In fact, some of the poorest design work is made by those with unlimited resources.
Here at OrangeBeautiful, we believe that good design is

simple, thoughtful & effortless

Even the creation of the perfect logo for a seemingly "uncreative" profession takes attention to detail and a careful perspective.

So whether it's the invitation for the most important day of your life, branding for your fledging online business, a custom typography print asking your girlfriend to marry you, or vinyl signage for the redesign of your storefront: We can help!

REMEMBER that indie businesses are everywhere

Many have websites and online shops allowing you to support them from across the country, and even around the world.

proud to support small businesses &
independent designers everywhere

As a company, and as individuals, we're committed to supporting the local business community. Which includes, but is never limited to, the following:

  • using print shops in the Chicago area for production that we're unable to do in-house
  • purchasing our envelopes and paper from independent businesses in midwestern states, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio
  • buying goods and services from local retail businesses, farmer's markets and craft shows; both personally and professionally
  • spreading the word about freelancers that work down the street, just around the corner, or a few El stops away
  • when shopping online, finding out more about who we're buying from: Are they an independent company? Are their goods made in the U.S.? Are their goods stocked at a brick & mortar shop near me?