Invitations with Style and Substance by Hannah Handmade

Award-winning designer Andrea Liss, president and creative director of Hannah Handmade, has been a leading innovator of couture stationery trends since 1991. Specializing in luxury custom invitations for an elite international clientele, her firm caters to an eclectic mix of socialites, celebrities, corporations, and non-profit arts organizations including some of the world’s most prominent families and private individuals.  Projects range from stationery ensembles for weddings and social events to corporate and non-profit invitations for some of the nation’s top cultural institutions.

Known for her discretion, unwavering attention to detail, impeccable style, and warm personal service, Andrea is regularly called upon by top event planners and stationers in search of the very best wedding invitations for their A-list clients. Her fusion of opulent and unexpected materials and master’s eye for detail and fine craftsmanship give each of her invitations the unmistakable Hannah mark of excellence. All Hannah Handmade pieces are meticulously handmade to exacting standards in her atelier by a dedicated staff of experienced artisans. Take a look for yourselves, we know you’ll love them as much as we do…

Ivory Dupioni and Pearls Ensemble | Hannah Handmade

Silk Gatefolds | Hannah Handmade

Damask Suite | Hannah Handmade

Embroidered Beijing | Hannah Handmade

Wedding Programs | Hannah Handmade

Golden Flower | Hannah Handmade

Engraved Wood | Hannah Handmade

Wedding Set | Hannah Handmade

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Andrea Liss, the Founder and Creative Director of Hannah Handmade, works with clients from around the world to create one-of-a-kind invitations that set the tone for events ranging from intimate celebrations and elegant weddings to corporate and non-profit galas.

Andrea began her career in the fashion industry as an art director at Carson Pirie Scott where she created catalogs for women, children and the home. She then went on to serve as a creative director at the Chicago Sun-Times where she and her staff developed concept and design of the newspaper’s advertising campaigns and branding initiatives. Her entrepreneurial spirit led her to found her own design firm, which she has built from a one-woman operation to a thriving business known worldwide for its exclusive über-custom designs.

Now celebrating its 21st anniversary, Hannah Handmade continues to be at the forefront of invitation design. The latest collection from Hannah Handmade is a recently launched custom stationery album, Made to Measure, featuring engraved wedding and social occasion invitations in a range of interesting die cut shapes with coordinating silk envelope liners, folios and boxes.

Hannah Handmade is proud of its many long standing relationships with a diverse clientele of arts organizations, corporations and private individuals, including The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The National Symphony Orchestra, Washington National Opera, The Art Institute of Chicago, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Central Asia Institute, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, InterContinental Hotels, Effen Vodka, Toshiba America, McDonald’s, Swarovski, Citadel, Merrill Lynch, The Embassy of the State of Kuwait, The Kuwait-America Foundation, The Tourist Office of Spain, U.S. Olympic Committee, U.S. Department of State, the White House Social Office, NASCAR, Rascal Flatts’ Joe Don Rooney and Tiffany Fallon, Juanita and Michael Jordan, and many prominent private families in the United States and abroad.

In addition to her work with clients, Andrea is active in the greeting card and stationery industry. She serves on the board of directors of the Greeting Card Association and its Postal Affairs Committee, and has testified as a design expert before the U.S. Postal Rate Commission in Washington, D.C. Most recently, she worked as part of the collaborative team of GCA and USPS staff to develop the Butterfly Stamp for square and other non-machineable cards. Through her Scraps to Art program, her firm donates excess materials to schools, literacy programs, writing workshops, and social service agencies serving those with physical and mental disabilities in her community. She holds a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an M.S. with Highest Distinction in Advertising from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.