“Every child is an artist. The challenge is to remain an artist after you grow up.”
— PABLO PICASSO
The “brand-child” of award winning designer, Erica de Flamand, the Summer House offers creative collaborative agency-style services to businesses, individuals and non-profit organizations. From branding systems to print design, wedding invitation suites to photography, the Summer House provides clients with clean, effective tools and products for their visual marketing needs.
The Summer House is passionate about being an active part of the community – developing unique project concepts; and offering pro bono design hours to a select number of non-profit organizations each year. Partnered with other individuals and local businesses, the Summer House is currently working on projects focused in land preservation and conservation, eco- and agri-tourism, special education, mental health awareness and nature-based/animal-assisted therapy interventions.
owner / founder
While operating as a freelance designer and photographer since 2003, Erica routinely sought the collaboration of writers, programmers, and other creative professionals to service the totality of her clients’ needs. Having established effective relationships with a network of top talent,
she saw the opportunity to develop an organization that offers clients all the benefits of a full-service agency with a hands-on, personalized edge – and thus, the Summer House was built. Born and raised on the shoreline of Connecticut, Erica attended the School of Fine Arts at UCONN, earning her BFA in Design. With more than 10 years of awards to her name, eight gallery installations, dozens of publications and several semesters as an adjunct college professor, she brings an eclectic breadth of experience to every project. Erica currently resides in the foothills of the NC Blue Ridge Mountains with her husband, Bryan, two dogs, a herd full of horses and donkeys, and several million honeybees.