Timeless design for the big dreamers and legacy leavers.



Recent work in collaboration with the talented Ciarra Claire. Artwork, illustration, calligraphy, and printing by Ciarra Claire. Layout design, typography, and print prep by Cottage Four. Contact Cottage Four to collaborate on your next project.



 In the spirit of less is more, Cottage Four helps small businesses focus on what matters to craft one-of-a-kind brand experiences.



Running a business is tough. My goal is to walk alongside you—shouldering your workload and saving you time.

Erika Ikwild headshot

Hey there, I’m Erika. I started Cottage Four after leaving my Product Design role at USA Today in 2018. I team up with passionate creatives and small business owners to ideate, design, and manage meaningful projects.

Less is more, in my opinion. Inspired by minimalism, my design style favors white space and a focus on typography.

When I’m not on the hunt for the perfect font pairing, you can find me daydreaming about Maine and practicing photography. I’m a big fan of genuine humans, inbox zero, playing devil’s advocate, and the Oxford comma.

Interested in working together? Reach out! I’d love to hear about your next project.



Virtual Design Assistant
Wedding & Event Stationery
Logo Design
Squarespace Website Design
Print Collateral
Digital Collateral
Client Management
Project Management


Ciarra Claire
Donna Wyland, Freetobe
My Journey Coach
The Pulse of GovCon
Pure7 Studios

Ready to hire a behind-the-scenes design sidekick or start a new project? I'd love to chat.