ABOUT ME

 

 

 

ABOUT ME

 

I’m a British designer, artist, born and raised in the heart of the West Midlands, England, and a person with a passion for all things creative. I’m also wild about intricate, classical European design and lean very heavily towards loving all that is opulent. My Pakistani heritage has blessed me to inherit a rich culture that you’ll often find influences my work to be “richer” than other conventional invitation designers.

I’m a graduate from The Nottingham Trent University, with a Textile Design degree. Constantly craving for inspiration to fuel my imagination and take my work to the new heights you will find me at my happiest, walking through palaces in Paris, France or finding new Quinta’s to explore in Sintra, Portugal hand in hand with my Portuguese- Parisienne husband. History has shaped who we are as humans and holds a wealth of possibilities in terms of where we can go if we just open our hearts and minds. New countries, cultures and historical places are where I find a spark that lights up my creativity.

If you would like to get in touch, reach out here.

If you would like to learn more about me, my childhood and how it helped shaped who I am today, read here.

I am at my happiest when:
Painting lavish new designs
Trying out a high-end restaurant or a trendy cafe with my family
Eating dark chocolate with a cuppa tea
Visiting the countryside for a walk
Skiing down the slopes of Megeve
Watching Poldark, Downtown Abbey, Vikings or any period drama
 

TESTIMONIALS

Ashley

Thank you a million times over. I don’t think I have words to express how in love with your work I am and how much of a dream come true this is for me.  Brendan and I will treasure this artwork forever. It is easily the most beautiful thing I’ll ever own. I know this probably sounds over the top, but these are my genuine feelings and I want you to know them. I’m touched by your art and grateful for your presence in my life. I hope we can meet in person and form a true friendship!

John

I want to start my review by saying that Rubana is one of the loveliest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. From our first messages, I felt more like I was having a conversation with a friend rather than discussing business. Rubana’s kindness, warmth, and genuine vulnerability have permeated into her entire business model to create what I believe to be a one-of-a-kind experience and the height of luxury.

I hired her to help me with some rebranding for my wedding planning business, and I could not have made a better decision. I first saw Rubana’s work when it was shared by a fellow wedding planner who I deeply admire. I am rarely drawn to stationery designs, but something about this work was distinct. I was immediately entranced, and I don’t use that word lightly – Rubana is, to date, the only stationery designer I have ever followed on Instagram. These aren’t wedding invitations that have been thrown together, but works of art. This was clear from day one, and I’m only more impressed with her work the longer I follow along.

Not long after I first saw her work, I had decided to start a major rebranding process. As I was researching logo designs, I kept coming up empty. Nothing felt authentic to me or my brand. But then a lightbulb went off. Rubana’s art style was the perfect fit. While she didn’t explicitly advertise logo designs, I knew she was the only artist for the job. I decided to reach out to her with a brief message on Instagram, and that was the start of one of the best investments I’ve ever made.

Here’s why:

1. Rubana has high standards. In her actual work, in her correspondence, in her client relationships, and in every single aspect of her business it’s clear that Rubana strives for excellence 24/7.2. Rubana sets clear expectations from day one, and follows through on every promise she makes from design details to delivery timeframes.3. Rubana takes the time to fully understand what her clients want. The bit of homework she had me do set both of us up for success by giving her the necessary information to create something I would love.4. Rubana’s design process is easy and is built on trust. As the client, I felt I could step away and let her have a large amount of creative control while maintaining my vision and brand aesthetic.5. Rubana puts love into her work. It’s such a hard thing to describe. The only way I understand it is that you can’t separate the quality of art from the artist.

The kindness, warmth, and vulnerability that I previously mentioned aren’t only part of Rubana’s business practices, but I see them in her art. I cannot say enough good things about Rubana. 5 stars is not enough. 20 stars wouldn’t be enough if that was an option. Please do not think twice about hiring this insanely talented artist. The investment is worth it ten times over.

Dana

Chris and I opened it open. The box itself was beautiful. But what was inside – oh my goodness, it took my breath away! I am speechless! The stationary is utterly beautiful! You took my jumbled ideas and made them into a beautiful work of art! You are truly truly gifted! To say we love them is not doing justice.  Thank you so very much from the bottom of our hearts for creating these save-the-dates. I cannot wait to hear what our guests will say about them. I am overjoyed at what a spectacular memory you have made for us. Every time I look at the stationary, it will bring a huge smile to my face and a warmth to my heart!

Anoushka

I just wanted to write a note to let you know how truly overwhelmed, blessed & over the moon we are about our special invitations. They are the most breathtaking things I have seen and I wanted to thank you! What a magical way to begin the journey into my wedding, by opening an invitation of pure + utter magic. This is beyond my wildest dreams, I feel like the luckiest girl in the world. When you’ve had sometime for yourself, I would love to discuss moving forward with the rest of the designs for the wedding day! You are so gifted and a true artist.

Stephanie Adamany

I received the package yesterday and the invitations surpassed my expectations entirely. Everything was so beautifully prepared, right down to the packaging. Every piece is exquisite. I’m just amazed and feel so excited to present these beautiful invitations to my guests. I adore the place cards and the watercolour of our venue too, stunning – so much loveliness. A million times thank you for your efforts. I’m just thrilled! And I love the wax seal colour on the RSVP – perfection!!!

Connie Balluff 

Rubana was an absolute delight to work with!  She listened to what my hopes were and what she delivered was above and beyond, her calligraphy is so effortlessly beautiful!  Not to mention, I needed something from her on super short notice and what she was able to create was so intricate and thoughtful.  Her work is the highest quality, and her attention to detail is incredible.  I would work with Rubana again and again!

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Neda | Storyett 

Rubana created a bespoke and incredibly heartfelt stationary for our wedding, we could feel she put her love and attention in every brush stroke. She was absolutely wonderful from the first email contact she was attentive, professional and someone my husband and I loved dealing with – it was clear she loved her art. Creating our wedding stationary with her meant she gave us her creative advise, guided us and wanted our input – we gave her complete creative freedom and the results were really special, totally exceeded our expectations. We were both completely blown away with her art and still feel so privileged that our paths crossed and she created such wonderful invitation suite for us. Our family and friends felt the same. What makes it all even more special is her, really one in a million and incredibly attentive.

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Nicole Ashley

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Crimson Letters twice now and both times she has blown me away. Aside from the fact that her work is unique and absolutely gorgeous, her professionalism and ease to work with makes hiring her a no-brainer. I am obsessed with her attention to detail…it’s unlike any other stationary I have seen! She makes it easy to get lost in her work. I’m so grateful I have had the opportunity to create with her beautiful art.

Forever a fan,Nicole Ashley

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Dorotheea | Kamea Events

When you think of luxury & elegant details with regal overtones, Crimson Letters comes to mind immediately. Rubana’s attention to detail is unparalleled. I appreciated all of the time and thought she puts into each piece of her work. She worked with my vision and exceeded my expectations. Her creativity and handiwork are jaw dropping! I cannot wait to work with her again as I am convinced anything she produces will be sure to impress.

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Need some more information, contact me directly rubana@crimsonletters.com