The Lettered J came to life in January 2017 when I was looking for a creative outlet to balance out my work life, but it really began when I first started learning cursive. My 3rd grade signature was everything I wanted it to be–curly, loopy, and a 🖤 for the dotted i, but I always felt like my capital J just wasn't as pretty as a capital A or E or M. To this day, I still haven't created my "perfect" J, but I kind of love that! The Lettered J has come to represent everything I love about the process of lettering. I love challenging myself to keep learning, keep evolving, and always put my heart and soul into everything I do.
I'm based in San Diego, CA, but can ship worldwide, and I'm available to travel for live on-site calligraphy events.
I offer several signature styles of modern calligraphy and continue to learn and create more. I can calligraph on traditional mediums (paper products), and also on non-traditional products (glass, acrylic, stones, tiles, foliage, shells, etc.). Some of my favorite things to work on include signage, murals, live events, and custom projects. Not sure if I offer something? Reach out and ask, I'm always up for a good challenge, and I love bringing visions to life.
Life is short, and it should be savored and celebrated. I can't wait to hear about your event and how I can help bring forth your vision through my hand lettering. Calligraphy details are like the finishing bows, ribbons, and beautiful add-ons that you lovingly adorn onto a carefully wrapped gift, and I'm so excited to help you add these finishing touches!
Things that inspire me:
travel • nature • good food • music • family • laughter • meaningful conversations • a good book • art • practicing gratitude • an engrossing podcast • a well organized event • a good series or film • celebrations • love • honesty • vulnerability • design • learning • snail mail • you!