I'm Eleanor Reagh Mayrhofer. I grew up in Los Angeles, and spent my early years in my Dad’s letterpress print shop. I swore I would never have anything to do with his dusty old printing presses, but the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, and I ended up studying graphic design.
After many fits and starts with freelancing, and an early incarnation of e.m.papers. I moved to Germany and ended up getting a corporate job. This was fun for awhile, until it wasn’t.
In 2007 I got the idea to reboot e.m.papers. As a designer it was always easy for me to whip up a last-minute birthday or greeting cards to give to friends and family. I thought this might be handy for folks that didn’t have a design background. So I started designing cards and paper goods to download and print at home.
Things really took off after I got married. I designed and produced all of our wedding stationery. I asked myself what people do if they want to make their own wedding cards, but aren’t designers? This prompted me to develop easy-to-use PDF form printable wedding templates.
I create stationery designs I love, and hope that you will too. All you have to do is enter your text and print!
In 2010 I was able to quit my day job and run e.m.papers full time. I live with my husband in Munich, Germany, and we try to spend 1-2 months a year in Northern California.
AROUND THE WEB
August 2013 - Escape From Cubicle Nation Side Hustle & Flow Interview
August 2012 - Etsy Quit Your Day Job Interview
June 2012 - A Letterpress Love Story, Etsy Weddings
October 2011 - Design Feaster Interview
CONFERENCES, SPEAKING AND WORKSHOPS
#1 Deutscher Hochzeits Kongress - Cologne, October 2014
IXDS Pre-Work Talk - Munich, January 2014
Advent Paper Workshops - Munich, November 2013
Makeshift Society - San Francisco, 2013
Etsy Labs - Munich & Berlin, 2013
The Hive European Bloggers Conference - Berlin, 2013
Munich Creative Business Week, 2012
Creative Nite - Munich, 2012
Hello Etsy - Berlin, 2011