Esmie was founded in 2009 by graphic designer Kim Harrup-Brook. Despite the digital era Kim spent her 3 years at University immersing herself in print making - honing her skills in time-honoured traditions including letterpress printing, etching, silk screen printing and bookbinding - graduating with a first class degree in 2003.
After a year of worldwide travel - drawing inspiration from other cultures - Kim began her career developing products for a traditional bookbinders in the heart of London.
Over several years she gained invaluable experience creating hand-bound products and social stationery ranges sold in UK/European boutique stores including Liberty of London - as well as working on brand collaborations and on a one-to-one basis designing stationery for private individuals.
In 2009 Kim decided to pursue her passion for the art of bookbinding, and hand-printing processes by combining time-honoured binding & printing techniques with contemporary design in the creation of ESMIE - Elegant Stationery Made In England.
Since 2009 Esmie has established itself as a luxury stationery brand within the UK and across the world, our products are sold in many stores including the world famous Liberty department store in London through to small hand-picked boutiques.
We hope our obsession with hand-crafted techniques and their inherent beautiful tactile qualities are translated and enjoyed through our products – whether it is through a hand written note to a loved one, or the joy of collating all of your favourite memories in words or photographs.