Caterham Design Co.
About the designer
Hello, and welcome to Caterham Co. studio's Hello Pretty Store! We're a bespoke fine stationery and paper goods design studio in South Africa.
Using my love of illustration, watercolour, ink, and calligraphy, I capture your love on paper to create an enchanting glimpse into the atmosphere of your big day.
We specialise in fine event stationery—from the initial design and artwork illustration, calligraphy or hand-lettering, all the way through to the final finishing details. Whether printing in-house using digital or screen-printing, and die-cutting, or outsourced letterpress and hot-foiling for an extra luxurious feeling, I make sure your paper goods dreams are fulfilled to our fine stationery standards.
Caterham Co. is based on a dusty farm on the edge of the Kalahari (although I regularly make trips to the major city centres to meet with my lovely clients!).
As for me? I'm Catherine, owner and graphic artist behind the Caterham Design Co. studio.
My journey in the visual arts began as a lifestyle and documentary photographer, where my interests led me to capture other people's lives and passions.
My love of paper + ink, however, led me to return to school, where I studied Graphic Design at the University of Cape Town. It was here that I discovered calligraphy and hand-lettering and soon found myself surrounded by piles of paper with ink ingrained into my fingertips and deep in my heart.
Caterham Co. was born after graduation, and since then I've had the honour of capturing my delightful couple's unique love in paper and ink.
— Each piece is handmade by yours truly, and so slight variations are liable to occur. Because I'm living the creative life way off on the edge of the Kalahari Desert, I won't be making the arduous two-hour journey into the nearest town to post your order on a daily basis. I will commit to sending it off to you on the nearest Thursday after your purchase date. Please add your email address in the order comments and I'll then shoot you an email with the tracking details as soon as I've sent your order.
— Postage Rates
Prints will be posted in a hard card envelope or mailing tube to ensure the print arrives safely.
— South African Post Office - R50
- Parcels are sent out from the Vryburg Post Office on Thursday with delivery times of 10-12 working days and will be sent with a tracking number. It will be delivered to your nearest Post Office after which you will receive a notice and you will have to collect from the counter.
— Postnet to Postnet service - R100
Your parcel will be sent to your nearest Postnet. Please make sure to state which Postnet you prefer in your order comments. Parcels will be sent from the Vryburg Postnet every Thursday with delivery times of 2-3 working days. You will receive an sms from your Postnet when the parcel arrives and you will have to collect from them.
— The Courier Guy - R100
Your parcel will be sent to your chosen address. Parcels will be sent from the Vryburg Courier Guy Depot every Thursday with delivery times of 2-3 working days.
— International Orders - R100
All international orders are sent with the South African Post Office, at R100 per package, and will be sent with a tracking number. Please allow 15 - 20 working days for your order to arrive. Any additional customs charges that may occur will be paid for by the buyer.
— Returns and refunds
Returns and refunds are handled on a case by case basis. If your item arrives damaged in any way please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org We will ask you send it back to us so that we can investigate it and replace.