Hi darlin'! I'm a designer, type nerd, and self-described daydreamer. When I'm not perched behind my iMac, you can find me chasing after a good bargain, devouring my favorite blogs, or having cuddles with my husband, JC, my daughter, ChloĆ«, and Cocker Spaniel, Penny. I've got a love affair with paper and penchant for beautiful typography. I'm crazy about making life events memorable + fun, one pretty piece of paper at a time.

xo, tara

Dea + Bean Paperie is a boutique design and print studio that works with nearly-weds (and generally fun people!) to help craft personal, unique, and fun paper goods for weddings and beyond. From simple and modern to witty and whimsical, the heart of our business is capturing what makes each couple, unique! Couples who choose to work with Dea + Bean are drawn to the one-of-a-kind nature of our designs paired with the totally personal and intimate experience we provide.

Tara grew up inspired by the creative legacy of her late Aunt Dea, who died just weeks before her conception. Her love of craft and zest for all things creative is largely responsible for the artistic passion Tara feels drawn to pursue. Paired with a life-long, insatiable love affair with green beans for which she was rightfully nick-named Bean, an artful business endeavor emerged. 

With generations of creativity behind it, Dea + Bean provides an alternative to faceless, cookie-cutter design that's largely available to mainstream markets. With years of professional design experience under her belt, Tara creates unique wedding invitations and paper goods the old-fashioned way, using the best paper, time, patience, and a whole lotta love. Each invitation is designed and hand-crafted to ensure perfection.


it all began with a gene.