Sabine Lenz is the founder of PaperSpecs.com, the first online paper database and community specifically designed for paper specifiers.
Growing up in Germany, Sabine started her design career in Frankfurt, before moving to Australia and then the United States. She has worked on design projects ranging from corporate identities to major road shows and product launches. From start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, her list of clients included Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Deutsche Bank, IBM and KPMG.
Seeing designers struggle worldwide to stay current with new papers and paper trends inspired Sabine to create PaperSpecs, an independent and comprehensive Web-based paper database and weekly e-newsletter. She is also a speaker on paper issues and the paper industry. Some refer to her lovingly as the "paper queen" who combines her passion for this wonderful substrate called paper with a hands-on approach to sharing her knowledge.
PaperSpecsGallery.com features a glistening wine auction invitation inspired by the Swiss Alps that was produced for a fine wine auction to benefit the University of Rochester Medical Center.
Designed by Monica Guilian and Claire Kaler of K2 Communications, the invitation used an unexpected stock choice of Neenah Esse Pearlized White, an unusual diecut fold and highly saturated four-color photographs.
The invitation was printed by Presstek in Rochester, NY.
Click on the YouTube video below to see the Wine Auction invitation: