Kleinfeld Paper designer Yana Beylinson is a true artist who works with a certain start-to-finish finesse evident in her artistic wedding invitations. Her collection is the essence of elegance, and conveys an authenticity from a background in fine art training and considerable graphic art skills.
We asked Yana to tell us about her creative process, her passions, and what inspires her. Enjoy this close-up of some of her beautiful wedding invitations this special artist has brought to Kleinfeld Paper brides!
The Artist Behind Artistic Wedding Invitations
How did you get started in your creative career?
For as long as I can remember I wanted to be an artist and had no doubt that I would become one. I was accepted to an experimental art school for gifted children at an early age, where I received a classical Russian fine art education. When I came to the U.S., I studied Computer Information Systems, and went immediately to the other extreme – web and information design. Together with design classes at the School of Visual Arts, this training provided me a very wide skill set.
How would you characterize or describe your design style, and what do you consider your area of specialty?
My most popular pen & ink style artwork is modern, sophisticated, light, elegant, joyful and feminine. My areas of specialty include botanicals, such as plants, fruit and vegetables.
What are your sources of inspiration?
Nature inspires me first and foremost. But also travel, traditional Asian prints (Chinese, Japanese, Indian), William Morris fabric designs, medieval art and tapestries, and urban life.
How does your design style influence your work in wedding stationery, and what do you consider your biggest strength?
My biggest strength is my artistic drawings, which fit perfectly into wedding stationery. Plus I love elegant typography. Of course, there’s also an emotional connection – I love creating these beautiful pieces for people’s special day….I lovingly apply my work on wedding stationery to make them unique and memorable.
What’s your own most vivid wedding memory?
Taking pictures at my wedding. We started early in the morning in the part overlooking Verrazano Bridge. There was a sense of new beginning, and a deep happiness – among all the stress of a large bridal party.
What is your most prized possession?
A set of recipes from my grandmother, some jewelry left by generations before me, books from my grandfather’s library.
Do you have a favorite movie, book, singer or other cultural obsession?
Oh, so many! I love Margaret Atwood, Aravind Adiga, Jhumpa Lahiri. In movies: anything by Woody Allen and Pedro Almodovar. In music: Buddha Bar, Dido, Federico Aubele, Gotan Project, Zaz, and many others.
To see more of Yana’s work beyond the world of wedding stationery, visit her website http://www.liquidpixelstudio.net. For a look at even more of this artistic artistic wedding invitations, use the search filter at the bottom left on kleinfeldpaper.com.