If My Work Brings a Smile to Someone’s Face, I’ve Done My Job

Hey, I’m Emmy! A Milwaukee, Wisconsin calligrapher and hand-lettering artist, mom, wife, amateur cookie baker, enneagram 2w1 and an extroverted introvert who loves CrossFit and pasta. Specializing in event signage, I create one-of-a-kind, thoughtful designs for weddings, vow renewals, baby showers, engagement parties, celebrations of life, anniversary parties, bachelorette parties and more, plus a collection of nursery artwork and line drawings that add a personal touch to your space.

and this is my story...

At that time, I was working as a special education teacher, and during the school year, one of my third graders tragically passed away. Nothing can prepare you for a moment like that. To busy my mind and have an escape, I turned to doodling. I found so much peace in doing calligraphy while listening to music, so letter by letter, I put my mind at ease and got lost in it. 

Other teachers began to ask me to make hand-lettered art for their classrooms and write their students’ names in calligraphy. That's when I realized I had a skill that people were actually interested in! After a few months of informal practice, I enrolled in a local hand lettering workshop to learn the basic calligraphy strokes and the rest followed. If there's anything my story taught me, it's that if you really want to go after something, do it, because life is far too short to not bet on yourself. Now, through everything I create, I hope to provide others with the same sense of joy hand-lettering gave me during that time. The world is a crappy place sometimes and spreading kindness is so simple.

My journey began in 2015 when I turned to hand lettering during a difficult time in my life.

Get to Know the Hand Lettering Artist Behind the Designs!

A Few of My Favourite Things

get to know Emmy 

  • Favourite benchmark CrossFit workout: Loredo
  • Guilty pleasure: The Bachelor franchise
  • Coffee or tea? Coffee
  • Describe yourself in emojis: 😂✍🏼🍿🍁☕️🏋🏼‍♀️🥔🏎🥹
  • Mountain or beach: mountains
  • Favourite TV series: The Office (except for the Scott’s Tots episode, obviously)

I’m Always Seeking Ways to Keep My Calligraphy On Point

Since taking my first basic strokes calligraphy workshop, I’ve been continuing to refine my work one stroke at a time. As I write my story, I’ve graduated from Signing Up 101 from The Happy Ever Crafter and Chalked by Mabz, Signage Biz from The Happy Ever Crafter and Chalked by Mabz and Calligraphy CEO from Monstera Gold.

Along with continually taking classes to improve my hand-lettered art, I am so grateful to have my work featured in the Star Tribune and Voyage Minnesota telling my story as a Twin Cities-based hand lettering artist as a part of their local stories series. In addition to having my work featured in print, I was also a featured vendor at The Big Fake Wedding in Minneapolis in 2022 and a featured artist in Junebug Weddings!

Where You’ve Seen Our Work:

Whether you’re planning a wedding, baby shower or another special occasion, we’ll dream up one-of-a-kind signage that spreads some cheer one letter at a time. As a Milwaukee-based calligrapher serving Milwaukee, Wisconsin and beyond, each of my designs is lettered by hand without the use of stencils or vinyl for hand-lettered art as unique as you and what you're celebrating.

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