Petite Alma (named after an adorable four-year-old model I worked with in Paris) began in 2004 with a focus on the baby and children’s market. We expanded into adult invitations, wedding stationery and personalized paper products, and now enjoy working on a variety of projects as a multidisciplinary design studio.
At Petite Alma we believe in the little things, in small gestures that make a big impact. We strive for simplicity and clarity, without clutter, flash, or fuss. Through understated, elegant design, we aim to inspire creative expression and help others spread joy.
My parents raised me to appreciate the power of small gestures, always leaving me little surprises and tucking notes into the corners of my summer camp trunk. Since childhood, I’ve been drawn to small things—a miniatures collection, petit fours—and my professional life has likewise focused on simple design that makes a big impact.
Born and raised in Texas, I left home for New York City to design for babyGap, then moved to Paris to design for the French children’s company Bonpoint. It was there, inspired by Parisian style, that I began designing stationery as a hobby. In 2002 I returned to New York to design a line of clothing for Princess Marie Chantal of Greece, and also launched a layette line for Madeleine Wolcott Imports. As my stationery hobby grew full time and fostered new partnerships in logo design & branding. Petite Alma developed into the studio it is today.