Invitations by Ajalon

Map Maker on the Move: New Graphic Designer Brings Expertise to Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Press Release   •   Feb 08, 2010 12:17 EST

Santa Rosa, C.A. Invitations by Ajalon Printing and Design announces the addition of a new associate today, as the business continues to expand their letterpress wedding invitation division to include map making. Drawing upon the unique strengths of a recent Sonoma State University graduate, Dean Tisthammer, Invitations by Ajalon plans to further extend their services and authority in the wedding invitation industry.


Tisthammer studied geography with a special concentration in geographic information systems (GIS) and cartography. His expertise include making maps and graphic design, the combination of which will add valuable new potential for both Invitations by Ajalon and their customers.


“We are really happy to have Dean. Every new team member brings a special skill set and adds to the collective blend of knowledge, capabilities and creative genius,” said Owner and Management Director David Walrath. “With his unique design talents, we can expand our services to add formal, fun, artistic or basic maps to our letterpress wedding invitation sets.”


Dean Tisthammer has been working with computers and graphic arts programs for nearly a decade, and has a special interest in applying artistic interpretations to scientific data. Completing a senior project with GIS that focused on tracking a fifty-year transformation of apple orchards into wine vineyards in Sebastopol C.A., Tisthammer’s position will require a synthesis of graphic design, map making and customer service.


Invitations by Ajalon is a letterpress wedding invitation subsidiary of Ajalon Printing and Design and has been operating in northern California’s beautiful Sonoma County wine country for over 50 years. They are featured on several online publications and recently exhibited their work in the South Asian Wedding section at the Day of the Diva in Orange County. For additional information relating to Dean Tisthammer, making maps for wedding invitations or Invitations by Ajalon, please call 707-528-0288 or visit


Trish Jackson

Marketing Director


Invitations by Ajalon prints formal, artisan style letterpress wedding invitations. Our stunning invitation sets can be customized with monograms, eco-friendly inks, tree free paper and hot foil stamping.Please visit us at