What is hand lettering?
Hand lettering is an artform where letters, words & phrases are drawn by hand through a traditional (e.g. pencil, pen, paint, food etc.) &/or digital medium instead of typed out on a computer. Each hand lettered piece is created in a unique design to fit the style, text & purpose the piece. Read more about hand lettering on the blog.
How do you create your designs? Do you really draw all your designs?
Yes, all of the designs are originally hand drawn. All of my designs start as hand drawn sketches in either pencil or pen. Once I get the sketch where we want it, I bring it into Adobe Illustrator. Then, using a combination of tools, I turn the sketch into a vector graphic, clean up the rough edges & add color & any additional accents to the final design before sending it to be printed. Watch the vector process in action. For certain projects, I may use a typeface to best capture the style & allow for text to be easily updated. However, I strive to create designs that are mostly—if not all—my original, hand drawn graphics & type.
Are you available for custom work & commissions?
Yes! I love partnering with creative minds to bring their ideas to life for their home, business, event & more. Find out more about working with me on “Custom Work” or contact me to talk about your ideas.
How much are your wedding suites?
Pricing varies based on a number of factors, including quantity, printing method, design hours & turnaround time. However, Meekly Yours collection suites start at $400 for 150 single-sided invitation, rsvp card, registry card, invitation & rsvp envelopes.
A 50% retainer is due before the start of the design process to secure your spot in my schedule & the remaining balance is due before the suite is approved for printing. Please contact me for project specific pricing.
How did you start hand lettering & illustrating?
I was always a doodler, but I was first exposed to hand lettering & illustration as a graphic design student in college. After graduating, it became a great creative outlet from my day job. I continue to experiment with different styles, techniques, & methods to find what works best for me & for the the idea I'm working on.
Where do you find your inspiration?
Everywhere! Ideas for new designs have been inspired by conversations with friends & family, random thoughts, beautiful architecture, the work of other creatives across the globe, etc. It's hard to say when inspiration will strike & so I always try to have a sketchbook handy. Read more thoughts on inspiration here.