Fiber AND Dye

About

About

Let’s celebrate, for real

A writer, doodler, painter, and all-around dabbler, Lisa Aihara started Fiber & Dye on her 30th birthday after years of loving pestering from friends and family telling her to find a creative outlet to flex her art muscle, if you will.

In August 2016 she launched the greeting card line with a few cards that featured her original artwork and text. Just like the gal who created them, Our designs are always cheeky and mostly cheerful, with its sentiments sincere but not without wit and cursing like a sailor. Never intended to be taken seriously because let’s face it, she certainly don’t take herself too seriously either.

From stationery to custom wedding design to business branding, Fiber & Dye is a design studio that’s all about telling stories about your relationships, your love, your real voice.
We love telling your stories

Lisa draws inspiration (pun intended) from the people in her life for her designs. For the greeting cards, they’re intended to be that “aha” card, the one where as soon as you set your eyes on it you know exactly who you’ll give it to. That’s why they’re all oddly specific, and not meant for every one. No generic sentiments here. Your stories are nothing but generic, so why would the cards we celebrate with be blah?

With that same mindset, we create custom wedding suites that tell your story as a couple and truly reflects the both of you, and business branding that truly feels one-of-a-kind.
Painted and lettered by hand

All Fiber & Dye designs are painted, written, lettered, and designed by Lisa.

Watercolor has always been a medium that was special to her, because it was difficult and counterintuitive. It was an unforgiving medium unfit for frequent touch-ups, and forced her to be okay with the imperfections from organic strokes that she would instinctively want to “fix.”

Starting pointed pen calligraphy in 2014, brush lettering and hand drawn type has become a passion for her ever since. She believes that written text quite literally (pun intended) help to tell the story, strengthening, complementing, or juxtaposing against the images, and plays such a big part in that.

So we don’t use fonts to tell our story, nor clip arts. The calligraphy, watercolor, illustrations, and designs are done in-house, custom, by hand, all the time.

@fiberanddye

Designs that are unexpected, silly, oddly-specific. Oh, and pretty. Hi, we’re your new designer friend. Follow mama life 👶🏻 @lisaaihara

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I’m so excited to talk about something we’ve been working on since being back—our new website and a refreshed branding! Check it out from link in bio 💕⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Like a lot of the amazing biz owners I’ve gotten to work with, our own branding has become much more clear and refined over the years. When you start, you usually take that leap before you overthink it and get spooked, which means you may not have your branding completely figured, or you may grow and evolve from what you initially started with. For me, it meant I’d stop trying to be so formal and pretty all the time, and instead lean into being silly and fun. It’s subtle, but it feels right. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ How about you? Are you struggling with a branding that you’ve outgrown? Even a small change could make a big impact!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #personalbranding #brandstylist #brandingdesign #savvybusinessowners #theimperfectboss #beingboss #create #creativelifehappylife #creativebusiness #creativebiz #creativeminds #creativeentrepeneur #doitfortheprocess #dowhatyoulove #pursuepretty #thehappynow #flashesofdelight #thatsdarling #darlingmovement #livecolorfully #petitejoys #pursuewhatislovely #solovelysofree #makeitblissful #ohwowyes #risingtidesociety #communityovercompetition #wearethecreativeeconomy #mycreativebiz #womenwhohustle
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Nothing says fall like pumpkins 💕 but we’re partial to kabocha over here, which cooks up so sweet and delicious—skin and all!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #watercolor #watercolour #watercolorpainting #watercolorart #design #artistsoninstagram #illustrator #homeinthestudio #create #creativelifehappylife #creativebusiness #creativebiz #creativeentrepeneur #doitfortheprocess #dowhatyoulove #pursuepretty #flashesofdelight #livecolorfully #makers #makersmovement #makersgonnamake #makersgunnamake #wemakecollective #makesomething #makelivesell #risingtidesociety #communityovercompetition #fall #pumpkin #vegetables
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We're back! The last 6 weeks has been a dream with this guy. Introducing to the world our baby Lucas, our very special YAY! moment.  It's the first time in my life that I wanted time to actually stay still to get more time with him. I’ll love you forever and keep you for always, my little one. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Excited to start getting back into the groove of things, all the while trying to figure out what the new normal looks like. Logging work in between nap time, emailing while babywearing... taking these first weeks nice and slow. It'll be back to business over here, but we'd love for you to follow along our baby mama journey @lisaaihara  . Photo @hilaurenhello . . .  #girlboss #ladyboss #womeninbusiness #womeninbiz #womenentrepreneurs #womensupportingwomen #theeverygirl #presentoverperfect #theimperfectboss #pursuepretty #thehappynow #flashesofdelight #thatsdarling #livecolorfully #petitejoys #livethelittlethings #solovelysofree #makeitblissful #ohwowyes #create #creativelifehappylife #creativebusiness #creativebiz #creativeentrepeneur #mompower #mompreneur #motherhood #motherhustler #hersuccess #buildingbossladies
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9.17.18 Um. You’re a little early little guy, I was gonna wrap up some shit this week 😂 Please allow us some grace as we celebrate this major YAY. Be back soon to get a plan in place.
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This has been a year of pushing my illustration limits. I can't thank clients enough for allowing me to explore styles and trying something that they haven't seen from me before.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This poppy didn't make the cut for a recent project but leaving it here because I'm proud of her⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #design #artistsoninstagram #illustrator #homeinthestudio #create #creativelifehappylife #creativebusiness #procreate #penandink #illustration #botanicaltattoo #creativebiz #creativeentrepeneur #doitfortheprocess #dowhatyoulove #pursuepretty #flashesofdelight #livecolorfully #makers #makersmovement #makersgonnamake #makersgunnamake #wemakecollective #makesomething #makelivesell #risingtidesociety #communityovercompetition #wearethecreativeeconomy #createcultivate #chasinglight
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When painting for a suite, I like to paint the pieces individually and then put it together digitally. It gives me the most flexibility to perfect angles, clusters, position...especially when there are a lot of elements involved!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #watercolor #watercolour #watercolorpainting #watercolorart #design #artistsoninstagram #illustrator #homeinthestudio #create #creativelifehappylife #creativebusiness #creativebiz #creativeentrepeneur #doitfortheprocess #dowhatyoulove #pursuepretty #flashesofdelight #livecolorfully #makers #makersmovement #makersgonnamake #makersgunnamake #wemakecollective #makesomething #makelivesell #risingtidesociety #communityovercompetition #liveauthentic #abmlifeiscolorful #pursuepretty
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I love when a project takes an unexpected turn and comes together as if it was all planned all along. We were initially planning on the flowers just being painted on, but as I was working on it just wasn’t feeling right—the calligraphy was a clean, neat black vinyl and the flower felt so blah in comparison. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Then I added these lines in white to lay over and everything fell into place. Thanks so much @theeventsboutique for trusting me on this and letting me do my thing! . . . #weddings #weddingdetails #aislesociety #weddingsparrow #theknot #weddinginspiration #weddingideas #weddinginspo #lawedding #losangeleswedding #californiawedding #socalwedding #calligraphy #moderncalligraphy #weddingsignage #weddingsigns #sign #modernfont #handmadefont #modernlettering #lettering #handdrawn #handdrawntype #liveauthentic #flashesofdelight #curiouscalligrapher #thedailytype #liveadventure #chasinglight #acrylicsign
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I miss these pretties that flew off into mailboxes a couple weeks ago. Wispy calligraphy paired with a printed style makes a really neat combo, dontcha think?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #weddings #weddingdetails #aislesociety #weddingsparrow #theknot #weddinginspiration #weddingideas #weddinginspo #weddingstationery #invitationsuite #weddinginvitation #weddinginvitations #lawedding #losangeleswedding #californiawedding #socalwedding #stationerysuite #invitation #calligraphy #moderncalligraphy #paperstories #dailydoseofpaper #stationeryaddict #watercolor #watercolorpainting #art #wearethecreativeeconomy #communityovercompetition #risingtidesociety #calligraphyenvelopes
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#mondayblues ain't so bad with pretty pretty florals . . . #watercolor #watercolour #watercolorpainting #watercolorart #design #artistsoninstagram #illustrator #homeinthestudio #create #creativelifehappylife #creativebusiness #creativebiz #creativeentrepeneur #doitfortheprocess #dowhatyoulove #pursuepretty #flashesofdelight #livecolorfully #makers #makersmovement #makersgonnamake #makersgunnamake #wemakecollective #makesomething #makelivesell #savvybusinessowner #ladypreneurs #createcultivate
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One of my favorite things to design when working on a branding package is the custom pattern. Taking elements from the logo, product, or even manifesto, I create a seamless pattern that can be used across different graphic executions. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👉🏻 swipe to see more! I mean, how fun are these on custom tissue paper, back of business cards, instagram post templates, or even wallpaper? The possibilities are endless! . . . #personalbranding #brandstylist #brandingdesign #savvybusinessowners #theimperfectboss #beingboss #bossbabe #ladypreneur #theeverygirl #goalgetter #societygal #ladybosslifestyle #creativelifehappylife #creativebusiness #creativebiz #creativeminds #creativeentrepeneur #doitfortheprocess #dowhatyoulove #pursuepretty #thehappynow #flashesofdelight #livecolorfully #petitejoys #pursuewhatislovely #solovelysofree #makeitblissful #ohwowyes #risingtidesociety #communityovercompetition
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All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them. - Walt Disney⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thought I'd do something a little different with #tbt lettering today, and take on calligraphy flourishes.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Flourishes are definitely something I'm still working on, because it's hard to get it right... I always feel like it looks too loopy or repetitive! How about you #dyehardlettering folks, do you have a love/hate relationship with flourishes too?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #handlettering #strengthinletters #practicedaily #practicemakesprogress #letteringpractice #moderncalligraphy #calligraphyflourish #typespire #flourishing #throwbackthursday #creativelifehappylife #ipadcalligraphy #ipadlettering #procreateapp #procreate #handletteredlove #handdrawnfont #calligraphy #calligrapher #modernfont #modernlettering #lettering #handdrawntype #curiouscalligrapher #letteringco #thedailytype #liveauthentic #flashesofdelight
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Who can use a little Whoopie-di-doo-da 🎶 to get you through #humpday ? . Design/coordination @causewecanevents :: Photo @mollyandcophoto :: Cake platter @dishwishgirl :: Venue @smokyhollowstudios . . . #weddings #weddingdetails #aislesociety #weddingsparrow #theknot #weddinginspiration #weddingideas #weddinginspo #lawedding #losangeleswedding #californiawedding #socalwedding #calligraphy #moderncalligraphy #weddingsignage #weddingsigns #sign #modernfont #handmadefont #modernlettering #lettering #handdrawn #handdrawntype #curiouscalligrapher #thedailytype #wednesdaymood #wednesdayafternoon #humpdaytreat
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