It’s more than a book,
it’s an experience



From the brief to the idea

We will work following your brief. During our meeting, we’ll take you through a questionnaire carefully designed to capture your personal or business story.

We will talk about what you want to achieve and really dig deep into the personality, likes and characteristics of the recipient. We will talk about the location and settings where you would like the story to be set.

After this meeting, we will review the brief and come back to you with two or three possible creative routes for telling your story.

You’ll be kept updated at each step of the process. All our communication will be treated with absolute discretion.

Please read our privacy policy for more details.


Bringing it to life

After careful research, we write and edit the story and share it with you for your approval.

We will suggest the best talents in illustration and book design to match the style of the story and your tastes. We will put together the team that’s just right for you.

At this point, we decide the format, the technique of choice and any ‘must have’ features to produce a stunning and absolutely unique book.



The making of the book

While the illustrator is creating the artwork, we will start liaising with our production team to discuss the fonts, paper, cover and finish. Then the designer will lay out the words and pictures, bringing the book to life and ready for production.

We work with award-winning printers and bookbinders. Here’s where the magic happens, we can add original finishes and luxurious touches to your exclusive gift.


Getting ready for you

The books will be quality checked, signed and stamped with their limited edition number, placed in our stunning packaging and delivered to you or your loved one.

You can order as many copies as you like. Usually, our clients keep at least one copy in their library to pass on to future generations as a family heirloom. We also give you the opportunity to purchase some of the original illustrations of your choice.

The whole process will take about twelve weeks for custom books, while poetry collections and art cards have a quicker turnaround.


If you put time into capturing a story for them, they will remember it. For life.

If you’d like to find out more, please complete the form in the contact section or call us. We will be happy to send you a brochure with more details and book a free consultation, either face to face or online, to discuss your requirements and answer any questions. On this occasion, we can show you some of the books we have completed. We can also pass on the details of the families who agreed to share their contacts for reference.

When you are ready to start the Atellier experience, we will organise your interview in your residence or a place of your choice whether in London or anywhere else, subject to availability.

If you prefer,  you can also purchase a gift card for your loved one. They will receive an elegant welcome box with a handwritten invitation containing details to book their appointment.

We can also design an individual gift card to your specifications.