Welcome to The Paper Lane where we love designing pretty things on paper!
The Paper Lane is a small design studio in Athlone founded by Oona Herraghty. After studying Graphic Design, Oona become a Senior Graphic Designer in a Print Studio within 2 years of leaving college. Then in 2008 an opportunity to set up her own business came along and Splash Graphics was launched catering for general Graphic Design and Printing jobs. In 2014 she was asked to create wedding invites for a family friend. The small side project reminded Oona of her childhood passion for working with paper and hand-crafted products, and it wasn’t long until other friends wanted her to design their wedding invitations, leading to the creation of Splash Graphics Wedding Stationery. In the last few years Oona has also started creating personalised frames under the name “Frame Your Name”.
In March 2020, we were facing into a very busy summer with a very full order book. Suddenly the Covid-19 Global Pandemic hit and we spent weeks in the office cancelling and rescheduling our clients bookings. Once that was all done boredom set in, after a few weeks making jigsaws and doing DIY jobs around the house I started thinking that I should use my time more wisely. So I began creating a range of Greeting Cards for people to keep in touch with friends and let them know they were thinking of them during Lockdown. The Greeting Cards were very popular and I also went on to create a range of Christmas Cards.
By the end of 2020 I realised that my brand had outgrown itself. The Greeting Cards didn’t really fit under the Splash Graphics Wedding Stationery Brand or the Frame Your Name Brand. I was faced with a dilemma, create a third brand or create a new Umbrella brand to cover all 3 categories. Full of confusion, I signed up for a Mentorship course. I was paired with an amazing girl called Meg and with her help and guidance, within a few weeks I had come up with my new name and brand – The Paper Lane was born. A new logo and this beautiful new website with a web shop followed.
You can now search through and buy all our products in one place. Wedding Stationery, Greeting Cards and Personalised Prints. If you would like to send a Frame as a gift you can also chose a card to go with it and we can write it for you and send it direct to the recipient. Hopefully it will make your shopping experience with us so much easier.
I hope you love it as much as we do and we are excited to see this new brand develop over the coming months and years.