Who are we?
Amore Creative is an award-winning boutique graphic design studio founded by my brother and I, Jessica & Eric D'Amore! We're a brother and sister team located in the quaint Chicago western suburb of Wheaton, IL. We specialize in custom & collection wedding invitation design and small business branding. We are more than just an stationery business though...we are a dedicated duo committed to creating with you to make your special moments uniquely YOU. From excellent customer service to original design inspired by you, we guarantee that when you create with Amore, you create with LOVE!
Where did we begin?
Loaded question, I know! Here is the quick version..
My brother and I come from a family of entrepreneurs. Both our parents took a chance and out of college went to work for our grandfather who was a starting a business developing UV inks. Long story short, the business became a success (over time) and my brother and I grew up with first-hand knowledge of the trials and tribulations of owning a business.
Most casual dinner conversations in the D'Amore household included a light-hearted lecture from our dad on how owning your business is the best way for true flexibility and happiness in your future. Fast forward 10+ years, and I have graduated Columbia College Chicago with a bachelors in Graphic Design and am now 4+ years into designing for the corporate world (with only ten days vacation and no end in site), and I begin to finally understand the moral of my parent’s story that starting your own business = family, fun, & flexibility.
Simultaneously, it was also the time in my life when older friends or family were getting married, and they were reaching out to ask if I could design their wedding invitations. And in a flash, I began to fall in love with the design work and process. It was just like movies; I woke up one morning and realized this was my path. I was also insanely lucky that my brother supported my idea to turn my talent into a business, and we teamed up to open Amore Creative in the fall of 2016!
A Little Bit About Jessica:
Comedy on Repeat: Bridesmaids
Fitness: Orange Theory, Next Yoga
Favorite Food: Taco Tuesday, Pizza Fridays
Stress Reliever: My Boxer Rescue, Nala
Oddity: Gluten Free, Dairy Free
Guilty Pleasure: Sons of Anarchy
Party Music: 90's
Role Model: Grandma
Enneagram: Type 1, The Reformer/Perfectionist
Zodiac Sign: Libra
So why Amore?
Our company name derives from our last name D’Amore which means “of love” in Italian! Our dad and his 3 brothers were born in Italy and immigrated here as a young boy, so we grew up first-generation Americans with a big sense of community, family, faith, and culture. We translate that heritage into our work and strive to create a company culture and experience that makes our clients feel like family. We truly mean it when we say, we create with you, so that you can create with AMORE.
A Little Bit About Eric:
Comedy on Repeat: Vegas Vacation
Fitness: Weight Lifting, Running/Biking
Favorite Food: Chicken Wings, Cheeseburgers
Stress Reliever: Binging TV Shows
Oddity: Love to Cook
Guilty Pleasure: The Sopranos
Party Music: 70's & 80's
Role Model: My Parents
Enneagram: Type 2, The Helper/Caregiver
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius