WCG members: e-mail swerdloff@gmail.com to be listed here!

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NOTE TO CLIENTS: Skill levels and prices vary considerably, so we offer these suggestions in selecting a calligrapher:

1) Ask for samples similar to the type of work you need. For unique commissions, ask to see the calligrapher's portfolio.

2) Contact several calligraphers for a cost estimate for your particular job.

3) Regarding your work agreement, be specific in the following areas:

  • Price (or breakdown of charges)
  • Completion date/turnaround time
  • Pickup/delivery options
  • Minimum quantities necessary for the job
  • Materials that will be used (ink, colors, paper, etc.).

4) Feel free to ask for references and discuss the calligrapher's background, training and experience.

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For any commissioned work, ensure that the text provided to the calligrapher is legible and worded as you want it to appear.

When multiple items are involved, provide extra envelopes or certificates as a courtesy to the calligrapher.

All business arrangements are strictly between you and the calligrapher, and the Guild takes no responsibility for any problems that may arise as a result of any business relationship.

 

 

Washington Calligraphers Guild home page

About the Washington Calligraphers Guild

Meetings, classes & Workshops

Scripsit, the WCG journal

How to become a member

Exhibits & Special Events

Links to related websites

Zapf fund to further calligraphy education

Freelance calligraphers

Are you seeking a calligrapher to design your wedding invitation or marriage certificate? Address envelopes? Design a logo? Letter a meaningful quotation or unique award certificate? Create a family tree?

The following members of the Washington Calligraphers Guild are available to do contract work.
The Guild provides this alphabetical list as a service and does not specifically endorse anyone.

Skill, experience, lettering styles and prices vary considerably;
see guidelines at left for selecting a calligrapher.

Bakers Studio

Ron Baker
Bakers' Studio Calligraphy & Art
calligraphybybakerstudio.com
301-434-4644
bakerstudio30@aol.com
Takoma Park, MD

Specialties: Custom designed awards, certificates and specially requested copy. We work with the client to make the perfect validation.

 

Roanne Baldwin

Roanne Baldwin
Baldwin Graphics & Calligraphy

www.calligraphy.baldwinoriginals.com
www.facebook.com/baldwincalligraphy

www.facebook.com/baldwingraphics

703-534-5150
rosyb9@aol.com
Arlington, VA

Specialties: Diplomas, citations, resolutions, wedding calligraphy, poems. No job is too small. Fast turnaround time. Illustration, both traditional and computer-based.

Pam Bennett
Pam Bennett
610-458-4255
prbcallig@verizon.net
Uwchlan, PA

Specialties: Custom wedding certificates.

Barbara CalzolariBarbara Calzolari
www.gentlepeople.it
gentle-people@gentlepeople.it
Bologna, Italy

Specialties: Logos, illustration, addressing envelopes in elaborate script, lettering on fabric and food.

Calligraphy by MicheleMichele de Souza
Calligraphy by Michele
703-217-3576
calligraphermichele@gmail.com


Specialties: Envelope addressing, escort/place cards, menus, poems & favors for weddings, births & events. Reasonably priced; references available upon request. Celebrating 15+ years of service.

Bonnie Duke
bonduk@verizon.net
410-544-0419
Severna Park, MD

Specialties: In-store signage (laminated), quotations, etc.; fast turnaround time.

 Bonnie Jean EastepBonnie Jean Eastep
540-465-4290 (home)
304-820-3102 (cell)
bj43053@shentel.net
Strasburg, MD

Specialties: Wedding invitations, envelope addressing, handwriting, escort/place cards. Variety of handwriting styles. Reasonable prices. Samples available upon request.

 

Michele Hatty Fritz
Meant To Be Calligraphy

www.meanttobecalligraphy.com
202-683-7934
mhf@meanttobecalligraphy.com
Alexandria, VA

Specialties: Life's most meaningful celebrations deserve a personal touch. Meant To Be Calligraphy can help you set the tone for your wedding or party long before the first guest arrives with beautiful hand-lettered invitations and envelopes, then help carry that elegance through the event with hand-lettered ceremony programs, escort cards, table markers, menus, keepsakes, and more.

Caroline Gillin
202-554-2088
Washington, DC

Specialties: Unique cards for special days, in the following hands: Foundational; Uncial; Batarde; Carolingian; Italic.

Dottie Gray

Dottie Gray
home: 703-684-8244
cell:   703-725-4543
dottie.gray1111@gmail.com
Alexandria, VA

Specialties: Calligraphy for all social events and office needs.

Nancy HartNancy Hart
www.ndhart.com
ndhart@mac.com
Baltimore, MD

Specialties: Calligraphy and design for all occasions. Hand-lettered envelopes, escort/table cards, invitations, menus, holiday cards, Quaker wedding certificates, personalized gifts, etc.

Jeri HobartJeri Hobart
www.calligra4.com
319-338-8016
hofamdam@mchsi.com
Iowa City, Iowa

Specialties: Wedding envelopes and place cards, certificates, prose or poetry done in Spencerian, Copperplate, Foundational or Romans.

Catharine Hoffmaster
Catharine Hoffmaster
www.handcalligraphypa.com
610-589-5208
penmaster4hire@gmail.com
Womelsdorf, PA

Specialties: Elegant calligraphy at affordable prices for addressing envelopes, custom-designed marriage certificates, wedding vows, poems and family trees. Nationwide service.

Kimberly IlesKimberly Iles
202-425-9511
info@kimberlyiles.com
Germantown, MD

Specialties: Copperplate and Italic lettering for envelopes and place cards. Samples provided upon request.

Catherine LangsdorfCatherine Langsdorf
Long Village Lettering
828-697-3336
c_langsdorf@yahoo.com
Hendersonville, NC

Specialties: Chalk board art. Wedding calligraphy - including envelopes, ceremony programs, escort cards, table markers, menus, and keepsakes. Ink colors & scripts to match your personal style. Pointed pen & chisel pen calligraphy. Celebrating 25 years of craftsmanship. References and samples on blog.

Artwork by Marta Legeckis
Marta Legeckis
301-493-8907
morkaleg@yahoo.com
Bethesda, MD

Specialties: General and specialized calligraphy; certificates, envelopes, resolutions, poetry, one-of-a-kind commissions in full color or black and white, illustrations, etc.

Marie Lenker
www.signaturecalligraphy.com
571-529-6696
info@signaturecalligraphy.com
Fairfax, VA

A full-service studio with over 25 years' experience in hand lettered commissions.

Patty Leve
Patty Shaivitz Leve

www.pattyleve.com
410-764-7285
patty@pattyleve.com
Baltimore, MD

Specialties:
Hebrew calligraphy, Ketubot.

Jennifer LewisJennifer Lewis
www.jenniferlewisdesign.com
703-330-5917
jenniferlewisdesign@gmail.com
Manassas, VA

Specialties: Resolutions, certificates, illuminated letters, personalized wedding gifts.

Sammy Little
Sammy Little
www.sammylittle.com
301-589-9545
(fax 301-589-9547)
sammy@sammylittle.com
Silver Spring, MD

Specialties: Broad variety of styles and approaches; thorough knowledge of current protocol and etiquette; flexible and dependable.

 

Anne Mackechnie
Anne V. Mackechnie
www.annemackechnie.com
410-263-0418 (phone/fax)
annemackechnie@yahoo.com
Annapolis, MD

Specialties: Weddings--envelopes, menus, place cards, monograms. Citations, resolutions and fine art commissions. Serving Annapolis, Baltimore, Washington and nationwide.

 

by Ressie Malone

Ressie Lou Malone
Art of Elegant Writing

www.artofelegantwriting.com
240-899-6287
artofelegantwriting@hotmail.com
Gaithersburg, MD

Specialties: Invitations, stationery, announcements, inscriptions, adaptations to historical documents.

 


by Janet MaranoJanet Marano
www.crazyladies.com
703-437-4248
janet@crazyladies.com
Reston, VA

Specialties: Illustration, lettering, calligraphy, and carving.

Kathleen McCann ScribnerKathleen McCann (Scribner)
McCann Calligraphy

www.mcscribe.com
301-927-0303
mcscribe@verizon.net
Hyattsville, MD

Specialties: Wedding invitations, envelope addressing, handwriting, "matching" traditional scripts, Copperplate, formal dinner seatings. Samples available by request. McCann Calligraphy is located at 3913 Commander Drive, Annex Entrance, Hyattsville, MD 20782.

Felecia Brice McFailFelecia Brice McFail
From One Hand To Another
www.FOHTA.com
703-892-6262
fohta@fohta.com (free estimate via email)
Arlington, VA

Specialties: Certificate fill-ins, addressing envelope, poems, prayers, favorite quotations, scriptures and creating visual calligraphy prints for poets, authors, songwriters, writers.
Script: Foundational, Uncial, Gothic and Italic.

Caren MilmanCaren Milman
301-871-6716
(fax 301-871-5586)
cmcalligraphy@gmail.com
Rockville, MD
Check out Caren Milman Calligraphy on Facebook to see brochure and samples. Click on the thumbs-up icon to "like" the page!

Specialties: Envelopes, invitations, menus, placecards, certificates, name tags. Small, large and rush jobs welcome. 35+ years experience. Received the most votes every year from 1999 through 2012 in Washingtonian Magazine's Bridal Survey for calligraphers. Included on the WUSA9 "A-list" for 2006.

Jennifer MufflerJennifer Muffler
Just Write Studios
www.justwritestudios.com
240-882-2466
jenny@justwritestudios.com
Rockville, MD

Specialties: Wedding calligraphy, including envelopes, placecards, pointed pen work and customization of script and ink colors to compliment the overall look. Freehand engraving on crystal, glass and metal. Fast turn-around times.

Jill Norvell

Jill Norvell Calligraphy
703-264-0600
jillnorvell@gmail.com
Reston, VA

Specialties: Fine hand-lettering, illustration, design and custom framing for corporate, government and social clients in the Metropolitan DC area. Established 1983. Available for on-location events.

Mary Lou O'Brian
Special Awards
www.specialawards.biz
240-246-0464
(fax 301-963-6464)
specialawards@starpower.net
Gaithersburg, MD

Specialties: Creating awards of all types, including resolutions, citations and testimonials.

Gilda Penn
301-315-0330
gildapenn@comcast.net
Rockville, MD

Specialties: Custom lettered and decorated quotations and poems, decorative French matting, personalization of guestbooks, photo albums, etc.

Aviva PressmanAviva Pressman
Calligraphy by Aviva

www.calligraphybyaviva.weebly.com
310-968-0117
avivapressman@ymail.com
Washington, DC

Specialties: wedding invitations, Hebrew calligraphy, commissioned art work, fast turn-around time.

Marcy Robinson

Marcy Robinson
973-667-3571
marcylettering@yahoo.com
Nutley, New Jersey

Specialties: Envelopes, certificates, one-of-a-kind artwork.

 

Susan Salsberry
908-273-1080
ssalsberry@comcast.net
Summit, New Jersey

Artwork by Peggy 
              Shields SchiefelbeinPeggy Shields Schiefelbein
202-488-7173
(fax 202-488-7244)
pssletters@earthlink.net
Washington, DC

Specialties: Special events; bridal; awards and certificates with custom hand-painted borders and illumination. A full-service studio since 1986.

Tamara StoneburnerTamara Stoneburner
Gracestone Calligraphics
www.gracestone.com
703-349-3971
tms@gracestone.com
Ashburn, VA

Specialties: Calligraphic designs for anniversaries, announcements, awards, baptisms, certificates, family trees and albums, resolutions and retirements; hand-wrought personal calligraphy pieces and quotes; other fine-art commissions. Complimentary portfolio samples sent upon request.

Sweet InkBarbara Sweet
Sweet Ink

www.sweetinkcalligraphy.com
202-544-6862
(fax 202-544-6864)
sweetink@verizon.net

Specialties: Sweet Ink is a full service calligraphy and framing studio specializing in government and association work.
Location: 5 Eighth Street SE (near Eastern Market), Washington, DC 20003.

samples by Chris Tischer

Christine Tischer
www.calligraphybychris.com
301-739-5192
(fax 301-733-4775)
chris@calligraphybychris.com
Hagerstown, MD

Specialties: Wedding and special events, diplomas, awards, citation, special commissions of poetry,etc. Original illustration and drawings can be incorporated in color or black and white.

Diane von Arx
Diane von Arx (Anderson)
www.dianevonarx.com
612-825-6520
lettering@dianevonarx.com
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Specialties: Professional lettering since 1977. Teacher and designer of Graphic & Expressive Words for packaging, formal documents of recognition, logos, weddings, prose & poetry, card design and BorderGraphics for your walls.

Julian Waters

Julian Waters
www.waterslettering.com

301-253-3422
(fax 301-972-2271)
waterslettering@yahoo.com
Gaithersburg, MD

Specialties: handlettering in graphic design. Logos, headlines, book jackets, packaging, typography, font design. Work by hand and on computer. Clients include National Geographic, U.S. Postal Service. Fair prices.

Internationally acclaimed lettering designer. Teaches, lectures and exhibits all over U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia. Work in major museums.

Cindy YountCindy Yount
www.cindyyount.blogspot.com
301-668-5692
cindyyount@mac.com
Frederick, MD

Specialties: Custom handmade gifts, including 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" accordion style books, lettered in gold on cream colored paper with your choice of cover color scheme (pictured). Original matted collage, greeting cards, prints, and custom artist books. Please send email for help with ideas! Wedding envelopes, certificates, poetry, and other commissions are also available.