designsgirl is a one-girl (and two Golden Retriever sidekicks) calligraphy and graphic design shop offering custom calligraphy services. I like to develop my own modern styles inspired by everything from architectural lettering to vintage French schoolbook labels.
Pointed pen calligraphy nibs and colorful gouaches and inks are the tools of my trade and I love working with brides-to-be.
I am a wedding invitation designer for stylish, eco-letterpress company Bella Figura in Syracuse, New York and my calligraphy styles "Bescal" and "Stella" can be seen as stationery fonts for Smock Paper.
I am also a member of Crane & Co.'s stationery design team, providing calligraphy for its engraved stationery products.
In March 2012, wedding photographer Laura Dombrowski and I launched our specialty art publication "paperswell: modern design ideas for paper goods & weddings", showcasing design, stationery, letterpress, invitations, photography and the artists and clients whose work we adore. Available at paperswell.com.