Welcome to Design des Troy, a boutique graphic design studio.

Whether designing bespoke wedding invitations or developing branding and business identities, we are passionate about design and would love to help you realize your vision.

Wedding Stationery

Wedding Stationery

Branding, Identity & Web Design

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Prints, Books, Album Covers & More

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I LOVED working with Design des Troy. They made my wedding unique, stylish and classy. People were so impressed with all of their products that they designed and I got tons of compliments. They are also so easy to work with and very experienced in working with brides and grooms during this important time.

— Emily

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We have not gotten anything but positive comments on our birth announcements. I wanted something unique, special, and one of a kind, yet within my budget. You more than came through with a gorgeous design. I highly recommend you to everyone. I absolutely love the announcements and complimenting note cards and I was so impressed with how quickly you got everything done.

— Sarah

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Even though we live on different coasts, we communicated well … Samantha and Owen really listened to our ideas but at the same time contributed their creativity and expertise. We knew we were in good hands and in the end our invitations were exactly what we didn’t know we were envisioning..

— Perri

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Samantha and Owen were a dream to work with! Not only did they design our invitations, but they created our entire wedding suite from the save the dates to the programs and welcome letters to the table cards, place cards and menus! It was all simply stunning! Each of the 24 tables had a unique San Francisco icon and each place card had the guests name along with their table icon (so much more fun then tables 1, 2 and 3). Their work was the glue that tied our entire event together!

— Katie

I LOVED working with Design des Troy. They made my wedding unique, stylish and classy. People were so impressed with all of their products that they designed and I got tons of compliments. They are also so easy to work with and very experienced in working with brides and grooms during this important time.

— Emily

We have not gotten anything but positive comments on our birth announcements. I wanted something unique, special, and one of a kind, yet within my budget. You more than came through with a gorgeous design. I highly recommend you to everyone. I absolutely love the announcements and complimenting note cards and I was so impressed with how quickly you got everything done.

— Sarah

Even though we live on different coasts, we communicated well … Samantha and Owen really listened to our ideas but at the same time contributed their creativity and expertise. We knew we were in good hands and in the end our invitations were exactly what we didn’t know we were envisioning..

— Perri

Samantha and Owen were a dream to work with! Not only did they design our invitations, but they created our entire wedding suite from the save the dates to the programs and welcome letters to the table cards, place cards and menus! It was all simply stunning! Each of the 24 tables had a unique San Francisco icon and each place card had the guests name along with their table icon (so much more fun then tables 1, 2 and 3). Their work was the glue that tied our entire event together!

— Katie

who we are

Design des Troy, LLC is the San Francisco Bay Area-based design studio of Samantha and Owen Troy. We met while studying at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and founded Design des Troy in 2006 — after discovering the joy of collaborating on our own wedding invitations. Although we’d describe our sensibilities as modern and clever, we don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all aesthetic; we want to work with you to tailor design solutions for your project.

We are big believers in Massimo Vignelli’s adage, “If you can design one thing, you can design everything” and love tackling new design challenges.

Hey, that's us!

Hey, that's us!

Samantha Troy

Co-Founder, Designer

Samantha is detail-obsessed and wants to make sure your project is perfect. In addition to her work at Design des Troy, Samantha is a part-time member of the faculty at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising.

Owen Gjertsen Troy

Co-Founder, Designer

In addition to Owen’s work with Design des Troy, he has worked as Creative Director and brand lead for a variety of consumer electronics, service and game brands. View more of his work here.

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