Image courtesy of Snackfood

Image courtesy of Snackfood

DC Calligraphy is a design studio started by Denise Chen, providing custom hand lettering, calligraphy services and products. Hand written calligraphy is the perfect answer for special occasions that require something unique and personal. From invitation cards, menus, envelopes, programs, seating cards, to special signage, anything you can dream up we will help to create. We also provide custom chalk lettering, wall art, hand lettering on glass and mirrors, inspirational quotes on wood and bespoke hand lettered artwork. We offer modern, traditional, whimsical and quirky lettering styles to suit every occasion. 

 

       THE STORY

I'm a self-taught calligrapher and hand letterer. For as long as I can remember I have always had a love for things done by hand.  As a young girl I always kept a diary and would diligently write down all my thoughts and experiences I had everyday. This continued into my late teens. I also loved writing letters, this was the time before emails, and I had many pen pals around the world and would often write to friends who were in boarding schools far away in England. So it was this love for hand writing that inspired me to pick up calligraphy a few years ago. After repeated requests from friends and family to help pen their invitations for weddings, quotes for new born babies and special occasions I took the plunge and offered my services commercially at the end of 2014. It's been an amazing journey so far and I love every minute that I am able to surround myself with art supplies and create hand written works of art! 

When I'm not writing, sketching or painting you can usually find me pottering about in the kitchen, spending precious quality time with my husband Quek, cuddling on the couch with my sweet french bulldog Penelope or hanging out with my family. Thanks for stopping by!