Parrott Design Studio is a little letterpress studio in Sebago, a lake town in Western Maine. We design and print greeting cards and other happy paper goods in our rural farmhouse. Created on eco-friendly and sustainably produce papers, our paper goods are 100% made in the USA, most of which are made by us just for you. We invite you to explore our collection of happy paper goods. Our designs are simple and lovely, fun with a touch of whimsy, inspired by vintage ephemera, flora and fauna, and candy-colored hues.
Owner, designer, and printer Sarah Parrott began the studio in 2007 while working as an event planner and in-house graphic designer for a small non-profit with the idea of creating hand printed stationery that she could give as gifts to family and friends. As she started sharing more of her work, she began to receive custom requests for personalized stationery and wedding and event invitations. Sarah took a couple letterpress courses learning how to use a Vandercook Press and purchased an 1898 Golding Jobber. At the time, there were no courses to learn how to use a platen press, thus a year of teaching herself how to use her press began. In 2010 she left her non-profit job to pursue Parrott Design Studio full-time.
When she is not designing or printing, Sarah can be found with her husband, their one-year-old son, newborn daughter, and two rescue pups, going on hikes and swimming in the nearby lake, working on their barn and farmhouse, looking for her latest antique treasure, and probably baking cookies.
Nine years, two antique machines, and wonderful, ever-changing cast of team members since hiring our first intern in 2012, we stay true to how the studio began: creating goods that we love, want to give, and brings a little more happy to the world.