Three Little Words is a team of designers who love all things paper.

Our backgrounds are rooted in our days as art directors and event coordinators for small firms and wineries, working on a wide range projects including public service campaigns and brand identity systems. These days, we design and handcraft paper goods. We share an aesthetic that combines a clean, modern sensibility with timeless techniques like letterpress printing and hand lettering. We also love working with silkscreen, ink, typography, ribbon and anything that sparkles. We will transform your vision for an event, identity or correspondence into beautiful, handcrafted products. Our clients range from brides and grooms in need of wedding stationery to small business owners looking for event collateral. We hope to work with you soon!


Emily Foran

Owner, Creative Director

I’m the creative director, principal designer, printer and owner of Three Little Words. I grew up in Maine and studied fine arts in upstate New York. After 21 years of snowy winters, the west coast beckoned and I moved to San Francisco one day after college graduation. For ten years, I worked as an agency art director and entered the world of paper goods by designing wedding invitations for friends. I eventually settled in Sonoma where the beauty of wine country and supportive, local creative industry helped propel Three Little Words into being. I fell in love with my clients’ ideas and dug deep working with hands-on printing processes, beautiful papers and unique embellishments.

In 2015, my husband and I decided to return to Maine to raise our family in the small community and large families we were brought up in. We live in a cozy home in the woods with our toddler daughter and willful terrier. With the rocky coast and four distinct seasons, I continue to find inspiration in the natural beauty I am surrounded by and am grateful to maintain a foot in California through my work.

 
 Photo by  Allyson Wiley Photography

Haley Flight

Designer, Watercolorist

Haley lives on the coast of southern Maine with her cat Sage. Growing up outside Boston, she was born and bred a New Englander. Much to her British beau’s dismay, she’ll never leave the east coast behind.

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Sarah Risk

Paper Maven

Sarah lives in the heart of Napa Valley's wine country with her husband Mike and the two love the agriculture, wine (a must) and scenic vistas. Originally from North Carolina, this southern girl has truly fallen in love with all that California has to offer!

 Photo by  Christopher Kern

Dana Reinke

Co-founder, Designer

Dana lives in New Jersey with her husband and two kids a stone’s throw away from the George Washington Bridge. While she loves her proximity to NYC, she’s a Jersey-girl at heart, and couldn’t live without 24-hour diners (disco fries anyone?) and tax-free shoe shopping.