A voracious reader from day dot, I have always loved words and when a terrifying Scottish teacher decided to teach a few of us the basics of italic script, the concept of turning words into works of art stole my heart. My 9 year old fingers weren't terribly willing to conform to the strict guidelines... but I got it. And I loved it.
Fast forward twenty-some-odd years (must keep some things a secret) of dabbling with various scripts and pens, when a friend asked me to help her out with some calligraphy for a corporate event. And so, Design in Words was born.
Since 2009, I've been creating handwritten calligraphy for clients far and wide, creating custom lettered & calligraphed invitations, envelopes, signage and so much more. Trained by some of the world's finest calligraphers, I work in both classic and contemporary calligraphy and hand lettering styles, often combining the old with the new for a fresh approach to suit my clients' needs and design style.
I have had the great honour of working with international brands to personalise their events and brand launches through personalised invitations and notes; day-of details, such as place cards and signage; and in store activations across a number of different industries.
Select clients include Kate Spade, Veuve Clicquot, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, Christian Louboutin, Lavazza, Herbert Smith Freehills LLC & Mecca Maxima.
From Toronto to Sydney, Melbourne to Amsterdam, I have nibs and love to travel.