Julie Hanan Design is a custom invitation + graphic design studio who specializes in unique and fresh designs for special events as well as providing smart solutions for businesses. We take pride in offering exceptional style, quality and ingenuity in all of our work.




I'm Julie, owner and designer at Julie Hanan Design, Ltd. I am very excited to be able to share my love for good design and unique paper goods with you!

After graduating from the University of Illinois in 2007 with my degree in Industrial Design (also known as product design), I worked as an Interior Designer for a large furniture retailer for 2 years.

In 2009 and 2010, two of my best friends were getting married and I offered to design their wedding invitations. Soon after, I started receiving many calls from other brides who saw my invitations and asked if I could design theirs too. I realized how much I really enjoyed working one on one with them to create an invitation that matches the vision for their wedding day. It seemed only appropriate to turn my hobby into a business, so Julie Hanan Design was born in 2009. Since then, I have worked with thousands of brides to help make their vision come to life.

When I'm not designing, I keep busy planning my own wedding, traveling to new and exotic places, finding new restaurants, drinking good wine and hanging out with friends! 

I look forward to working with you!

Latest Blog Entries

  • Chicago Wedding Venue | Hotel Arista

    Luxury of the City, Comfort of the Burbs | Hotel Arista You can have a luxury, high end wedding in the suburbs, I promise!   Let's face it, as a Chicago wedding planner, I know that the suburbs are very limited in choices when it comes to luxury wedding venues.  Brides have a wedding design that they have in mind and the venue is the first piece of pulling it all together.

  • Top 5 Beach Wedding Invitations

    Today we wanted to bring some sunshine to this gloomy Chicago day. What better way than to hand select our Top 5 Beach Wedding Invitations? Beach wedding invitations are a must for a destination wedding!

  • Aqua and Red Wedding Invitations

    I love talking colors; it’s one of my favorite blog posts to write.  Different color palettes and how those color tones can be translated into one wedding design style or the next.  When thinking about your unique wedding invitations, bringing in a variety of color will surely stand out. Today we are in love with the Aqua and Red color combination.   This palette can go so many different ways, but today we are bringing a more retro vibe to the blog.  How awesome do you t...

  • BUILD-YOUR-INVITE ™ | Your Online Invitation Builder

    I know the first thing that comes to mind as you hear “Build-Your-Invite”, you think Build-a-Bear.  Even if you don’t have five kids like myself, you have walked past the store in the mall before, seeing the endless possibilities of customizing your very own teddy bear. Julie Hanan Design has created a unique process that allows you the very same endless possibilities in building your wedding invitations. Why BUILD-YOUR-INVITE ™?

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About Julie Hanan Design

Your wedding is all about the two of you. Julie Hanan Design works closely with you to design wedding invitations, wedding stationery, and custom designed pieces that reflect your vision. All orders receive personal attention and we provide unmatched creativity and quality to all of our clients. We work with many couples to make their dreams come true and can create wedding stationery that is truly as unique as you are.

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