cynthia warren design

cynthia warren is an oakland, california based artist who specialized in invitations for weddings & events, as well as identity & packaging, illustration, and calligraphy & typography. when she sent over her website i was immediately smitten with her wedding invitations, which have that sort of old-world meets contemporary look and feel that i love. i find myself re-imagining our wedding all the time with different themes (though i ultimately wouldn’t have changed a thing) and these top invites would have been so perfect for a spring wedding.

you can browse all of cynthia’s work on her site, from invites to identity, right here. be sure to check out her calligraphy & typography portfolio- i really love her way with hand-lettering. thanks so much to cynthia for sending over her work! [photography by aya brackett]

CLICK HERE for 8 more images of cynthia’s work after the jump!


I love these! really inspiring work. I have been practising using my gocco printer to do wedding invites for my sister. Her style is nothing like mine so its been a tough project but these… these are ticking my boxes.


the colours of the valentines day menu work so well together. i love her calligraphy, its so beautiful and delicate. amazing ..


She must have an incredible image library/ephemera collection. Her old timey references are spot on. Really beautiful work!


i’ve been a fan of her work for years- so happy you’ve featured her! she’s impeccable.


Cynthia created the menus for our small, food-focused wedding last fall and not only were they absolutely beautiful but she was beyond amazing to work with.


Cynthia’s designs are so beautiful.

I love the intricate details and lovely use of color.


This is all just so gorgeous and creative. I just want to hug the artist for making these imaginative throwbacks!


This is just so beautiful! I’m in love with the New Year’s party invitation. Her aesthetic is perfection. I’m glad you discovered her for us!