Meet the Team

hi note was founded in 2010 by husband and wife team Erin and Michael Palermo. It started on a whim, with close friends requesting help designing their baby shower announcements, wedding invitations, and other special event stationery. Word spread, and they became overwhelmed with requests for custom paper goods and invitations. That demand turned into a full-fledged graphics and stationery studio, hi note. 

Erin grew up in the small lake community of Alpine, AL. Following family tradition, she graduated high school and went straight to Auburn University in Auburn, AL. After one year on scholarship as a textile engineering major, Erin decided that she needed to be surrounded with more color and creativity in her life and switched gears to focus on Interior Design. After graduating in 2005 she decided it was time for a change of scenery. She packed her bags and moved to Atlanta where she pursued a career in interiors with the firm tvsdesign. Her experience with the firm, designing retail, hotel and convention spaces lends her a unique perspective on trends, color theory and dynamic layouts.

Erin Palermo

Event Graphics

Michael was raised in the heart of horse country: Ocala, FL. He grew up wanting to follow in the footsteps of his brother and become an architect, but Michael soon discovered his fascination was focused on his mentor’s building models, and he decided to pursue a degree in Industrial Design at Auburn University. After realizing he enjoyed designing logos of his products more than the products themselves, he graduated from college and became a graphic designer. His experience working with brands, ranging from General Mills to Turner Networks to The Home Depot, provides him with a keen ability to work with clients to help them visualize and deliver the finished product.

Michael Palermo

Corporate Graphics

Our Process

From our studio in West Midtown, Atlanta, our approach to design puts our clients at the center of our process.

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We have a variety of custom packages that may work for you. Let us jump start your project on a 'hi note' and design a custom collection of stationery just for you.

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