Hi! I'm Kelly, owner and designer at Mint Afternoon in Seattle. My love of lettering started young. My high school job was at a scrapbooking store and I would sit for hours trying out all the different pens, drawing elaborate notes that I'd leave for my coworkers. My first encounter with calligraphy was in graduate school while experimenting with different mediums for a project. I've never looked back. I started by studying traditional copperplate and developed a looser, modern style that has become my own unique form of expression.
By day, I work as a graphic design for an arts company in Seattle. My background in design gives me a great eye for layout and typography that carries over to my lettering and calligraphy. Mint Afternoon gives me a chance to get off the computer and get my hands dirty (literally, my studio desk is covered in ink and chalk dust). It is truly a labor of love!
Envelope addressing, escort cards, table numbers, vows, and signage lettering and design are some of the calligraphy services I provide. I love working with brides and event planners to create the perfect calligraphy and lettering accents for weddings and other special occasions!