How to choose your professional calligrapher
If you are planning a special celebration or event, you probably have a long to-do list. There are some tasks you will, no doubt, be hoping to complete yourself, and others that you’ve already decided you are going to outsource. But how do you choose the right people to work with? To help you out with your dilemma, I thought I’d share three tips to help you select your Professional Calligrapher.
Three tips to help you choose your Professional Calligrapher:
Find Inspiration on Insta
Many Professional Calligraphers have an online presence and finding inspiration on Instagram or pinpointing potential candidates on Pinterest is a great way to start your search.
The images and examples of the work that a calligrapher posts offers a good way to assess their unique design aesthetic and style.
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Examine their Expertise
There are several styles of calligraphy. Modern Dip Pen Calligraphy, Modern Brush Calligraphy, Classic Copperplate and Flourished Copperplate. You may find that a Professional Calligrapher is accomplished in modern styles of calligraphy but doesn’t have as much experience in classic styles.
I specialise in Modern Dip Pen and Modern Brush Calligraphy, and also the harder to master Classic Copperplate and Flourished Copperplate Calligraphy. This means that the range of products and services I offer is broad in appeal.
And Finally… Make it Personal!
Choosing a Professional Calligrapher is as important as choosing your photographer or florist for your special day. You need to be sure that you can connect and work closely with them.
I like to arrange a face-to-face consultation with all my potential clients. Although admittedly, this sometimes needs to be a Skype or FaceTime call if we can’t meet up physically. This consultation is important, as it lets us get to know each other and set goals and expectations. We can then work happily together to make sure your event stationery or bespoke gift is perfectly penned with elegance and beauty.
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