How did you learn calligraphy?
I learnt my trade as an apprentice. I spent 3 years under the guidance of a master calligrapher. The basis for this was learning traditional scripts often found in historical manuscripts, this formed the foundation of my skillset and has allowed me to learn many different calligraphy styles.
Can you do other calligraphy styles?
Yes, if you have seen a style elsewhere, the likelihood is that I can replicate it.
Do you provide calligraphy samples?
I would love to do a sample for you and show off my calligraphy, drop me a message about your project and we can take it from there.
Do you do modern callligraphy?
Yes, we have seen the interest in Modern Calligraphy grow vastly in the last few years and we can see why.
Do you work only with London based clients?
Absolutely not. My calligraphy studio might be based in London but I’ve seen my work travel the four corners of the globe. Don’t let a small thing like distance stop us from working together.
Can I meet you in person to discuss my project?
Yes of course. I insist. A studio visit can be arranged. However I understand this is not always possible, so we can certainly work out the finer details over email/phone.
How do I get my stationery to you?
Visit us in person at the studio or post your name cards, invitations, menus or envelopes to the Calligraphy studio. The address is as follows: Candid Arts Studios, Studio 3C, Third Floor, 5 Torrens Street, London, EC1V 1NQ
What’s your normal turnaround time?
Most commissions are usually completed in a one week turnaround.
I needed my project completed ASAP, can you help?
Absolutely! In exceptional circumstances, same day commissions can be accommodated. Of course, this is subject to a fee and availability. Get in contact and let me know the details.
Do you offer calligraphy workshops or lessons?
Awesome – you want to learn calligraphy! I get inundated with requests for calligraphy workshops and lessons. As a full time, commission-based calligrapher it’s difficult for me to fit in workshops and lessons. However, do get in contact and I will recommend some lovely calligraphers for you.
What format do you prefer guest/address lists?
Via email, in a word document or a spreadsheet. Type it up exactly as you would like it scribed. Little tip: compile your lists in a order that makes sense to you so that I can return your stationery in the same order.
How many spares do you need?
I recommend 10% spares. This is more than enough and I rarely use them, but it is useful to have capacity for last minute additions or drop outs.
What are my ink colour options?
All my ink is hand mixed by eye; therefore there is no limit to what I can mix or make. If you need to match a colour then all I request is that you provide a physical colour reference.
What services do you provide?
Calligraphy can be used in a number of contexts; listed below are some typical commissions: Envelope calligraphy addressing; invitation name addressing; individually handwritten menus & invitations; name cards; escort cards; poems & love letters. I can also provide a separate dedicated design service. If you have an unusual project, do get in contact and say hello because I would love to hear about it