SquareviewStudios

Squareview Studios - Custom Paper and Stamp Designs

Chicago, Illinois · 770 Sales

SquareviewStudios

Squareview Studios - Custom Paper and Stamp Designs

Chicago, Illinois 770 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   Welcome to Squareview Studios. We offer custom paper & stamp designs specializing in those special moments in life. We would love to help you personalize every one of your occasions big or small!

I believe that everyone deserves beautiful custom designs and if it is easily accessible, and affordable all the better.Take a look around the shop and let me know If you don't see what you are looking for as I'm happy to collaborate with you to create a custom design.

Thanks for stopping by!

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 12, 2015

Welcome to Squareview Studios. We offer custom paper & stamp designs specializing in those special moments in life. We would love to help you personalize every one of your occasions big or small!

I believe that everyone deserves beautiful custom designs and if it is easily accessible, and affordable all the better.Take a look around the shop and let me know If you don't see what you are looking for as I'm happy to collaborate with you to create a custom design.

Thanks for stopping by!

Andrea Istwan

Contact shop owner

Andrea Istwan

Reviews

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M S

Inactive Etsy Member on May 26, 2016

3 out of 5 stars

Considering the price I paid for this and the time that I had to wait for it, this stationery set was sub par at best. Upon bringing this to the attention of the shop owner, I received an apology and a refund was issued so the solution to the problem was satisfactory.

M S

Inactive Etsy Member on May 19, 2016

3 out of 5 stars

Considering the price I paid for this and the time that I had to wait for it, this stationery set was sub par at best. Upon bringing this to the attention of the shop owner, I received an apology and a refund was issued so the solution to the problem was satisfactory.

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About

Custom Social Stationery + Stamps

Hello! I’m Andrea Istwan. I am the owner of Squarview Studios a Stationery + Design Studio located in Chicago, Illinois. I'm a devoted paper enthusiast with a passion for typography and a love for wonderful design.

Even in this fast paced world of communication through emails, texts, and tweets - I truly believe there is nothing better than receiving a correspondence through the mail. The initial excitement of seeing that envelope among all the bills and fliers, the anticipation you feel as you're thinking "what could this be?" as you open the envelope, and the joy you feel as you read the invitation details, heartfelt thank-you, or the holiday greetings. Nothing beats it!

Squareview Studios in on a mission to promote paper correspondence - one stationary or stamp design at a time.

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF: I have a background in the arts and have been passionate about design since childhood but let the passion fade from my everyday life once I graduated from college and started living in the “real world”. Luckily for me, I rediscovered my joy for all things crafty, handmade and beautiful during the planning of my 2011 wedding.

I thoroughly enjoyed every step of designing the day and I soon realized that I wanted to keep my creative juices flowing long after we got hitched. So I started a blog called Squareview Studios in January 2012 to get my creative fix, one handmade project at a time and posted the results.

Through this journey, I realized that my most enjoyable projects centered around some sort of paper design. I tried jewelry making, dabbled in a bit of sewing, & even tried some woodworking (total disaster!) but I kept coming back to projects involving paper and design. I knew I was hooked and as a result, I opened my Etsy shop in the fall of 2012 and never looked back.

Thanks for stopping by!

Shop members

  • Andrea Istwan

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Andrea is the owner and designer behind Squareview Studios, a boutique stationery and design studio located in the Windy City - Chicago, Illinois.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 18, 2013
Welcome to Squareview Studios!

Squareview Studios is a Chicago based boutique stationery + design studio run by designer, Andrea Istwan. Andrea believes that everyone deserves beautiful paper designs and if it is custom, easily accessible, and affordable - all the better.

You'll find Andrea's clean and modern approach with a focus on type in all the designs in the shop. Andrea loves being part of her client's celebrations and correspondences and looks forward to working with you!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I want you to be 100% happy with your order. If there is a problem, please let me know immediately. Actions will be taken in the fastest way possible to remedy the situation.

Please note: It is assumed that you have read, and agreed to, the policies outlined above if purchasing from this shop.
Payment
PAYMENT
Accepted forms of payment include Paypal and credit cards.
Payment is due at checkout.
Shipping
Please note: You are purchasing digital files only. No products will physically shipped. Digital files will be emailed to the email on file with Etsy.

READY-MADE DESIGNS-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ready-made, or catalog, designs are pre-designed that are sold as designed with the exception to text/wording + adding personal photos where applicable. Changing the placement of text, orientation of layout, adding or removing elements and/or re-sizing will incur a $10 customization fee (per item).

Ready-made files are sent no later than 3 business days after payment has been submitted and received. If you need your design sooner, we are happy to do so. Simply notify us and a rush fee of $20 will be applied to the total cost. Kindly note that production time is co-dependent upon Squareview Studios receiving required personalized client information via emails and etsy convos. Any delay in communication from the client may result in delay of files being sent.

All ready-made designs include one revision within a 14-day period beginning on the date payment has been posted. Each revision beyond one, or after the 14-day expiration, will be assessed a $10 fee.

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Please note the different polices noted for different shop items listed below:

----------// For INVITATION DESIGNS AND HOLIDAY PHOTO CARDS //------

The fonts for each of our invitations and holiday cards were very carefully chosen to compliment the style of the design. While font changing is not recommended, it can be done for a $35 upgrade fee.

Like fonts, colors were carefully chosen to enrich the design but can be modified if you wish. Please notify us which of the offered colors you would like to utilize. I'm happy to consult on selections, just convo me!

------------------------------- // For STATIONARY DESIGNS // --------------------------------

Squareview Studios offers a wide range of color choices and changing color is complimentary. Please notify us which of the offered colors you would like to utilize in the notes to seller section. I'm happy to consult on selections, just convo me!

--------------------------------- // For ADDRESS STAMPS // ----------------------------------

The fonts for each of our stamps were very carefully chosen to compliment the style of the design. While font changing is not recommended, it can be done for a $35 upgrade fee

--------------------------------- // For iPHONE CASES // ----------------------------------

Squareview Studios offers a wide range of color choices and changing color is complimentary. Please notify us which of the offered colors you would like to utilize in the notes to seller section. I'm happy to consult on selections, just convo me!

FILE SET UP---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

How do I know they are compatible with my printer? All of our holiday photo cards, invitations and stationery sets are sent in your choice of print-ready PDFs or JPEGs. We use CMYK color method, and files do not include full-bleed.

We are happy to send the file as a non-password-protected PDF directly to your printer and include full bleed, but this request must be made before the design process begins.

Therefore, it is important to choose your print-method (and learn your printer's requirements) prior to making a purchase.

Due to the additional work required, a $5 fee per file is assessed to change bleed method after the design process has begun.

We are happy to share .EPS files directly with your printer.

CUSTOM DESIGNS-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Custom, or bespoke, designs are designs that are made to your exact specifications, including layout, color, font choice, text/wording and orientation. Costs for a bespoke design will vary depending on the work involved. You will receive a quote following our initial consultation.

All proofs for custom designs are sent within 7 business days, and work will begin as soon as your payment is received in full. Subsequent proofs are sent within 5 business days of our additional design discussions.

If you need your design sooner, we are happy to try and accommodate. Please email or convo me prior to purchasing your custom listing and I will confirm if the project can be completed within your timeline. Squareview Studios values our clients and will strive to honestly set expectations on the time needed to create a custom order and if your rush timeline is possible. If we agree on a expedited timeline, a rush fee of $50 will be applied to the total cost.

Kindly note that production time is co-dependent upon Squareview Studios receiving required personalized client information via emails and etsy convos. Any delay in communication from the client may result in delay of files being sent.

Invoices for custom orders will be sent once terms and conditions are agreed upon, and expire after 72 hours. If your invoice has not been paid within a 72 hour period, the order may be canceled.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION--------------------------------------------------------------------------
All quotes are valid for 7 days.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday from 9am to 5pm

Closed on holidays and weekends.

I do my best to respond to etsy convos & emails throughout the day and sometimes, proofs are sent outside of normal business hours. While I am always eager to work on your order as soon as I can, please note that work is not guaranteed outside of my regular business hours.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to convo me or email me directly at squareviewstudios [at] gmail.com