Tell us about yourself.
I’m a wife and mother to two boys. I live in central NJ and started a calligraphy and engraving business in late 2020 as a side hustle. When I’m not working on projects or at an event I can be found spending time with my family. In my downtime I enjoy reading, binge watching the latest and greatest shows on Netflix and baking.
What inspired your product or business?
I started my calligraphy journey about 3 years ago as a way to unwind at the end of the day. It became a hobby that I really loved and I was able to connect with people in the calligraphy community. I was able to share my wins, progress, troubleshoot problems etc. and get inspiration from other calligraphers. I feel grateful to be a part of such a welcoming and collaborative group of people, that inspires me to create and come up with ideas. I also love drawing inspiration from the world around me. Sometimes that means walking out my front door to look at some flowers I can incorporate into a design. Nature is one of the greatest forms of inspiration for me.
Describe what your product or business offers people, parents, and/or families.
I love working with brands, businesses and individuals to help make their ideas a reality. Whether a business is looking for special signage or a family is looking for unique invitations for their child’s birthday party, the sky’s the limit in terms of different things people can have to make the events in their life that much more special. I love incorporating calligraphy or engraving into special keepsakes or presents for people. As an example, having a wine bottle engraved as a thank you for attending an event like a bridal or baby shower, the possibilities are endless!
What makes your product or business unique or different from others?
My speciality lies in lettering and engraving on unusual surfaces. I love to write on different objects and materials like denim jackets, leather purses, canvases etc. and engrave on glass, metal and recently got into wood burning/engraving. There are definitely other calligraphers and engravers that can offer similar or the same services, but as the creator and artist my design, interpretation and style is what sets me apart from others.
What is your favorite component about your product or business?
The ability to make a client’s vision a reality. People are so creative and unique in what they are looking for, I love having something new to work on with each client I meet and delivering a product they will love and appreciate.