Society for Calligraphy, Southern California

Freelance Calligraphers

The Society for Calligraphy provides the following list of freelance calligraphers as a service to both the public and its members and does not specifically endorse them. All business arrangements are strictly between you and the calligrapher, and the Society takes no responsibility for any problems that may arise as a result of any business relationship.


Inland Empire/San Gabriel Valley

Claremont

Ann Doskow

(909) 399-0112

Styles Written

Italic, Foundational

Services Provided

Place cards, menus, maps, vows, programs.

Los Angeles

Hollywood

Bonnie Ebbs

(323) 466-4883

http://calligraphybybonnie.com/

Styles Written

Italic, Foundational/Carolingian, Uncial, Gothic/Blackletter, Script/Copperplate/Spencerian, Brush, Roman Capitals and more.

Services Provided

Full service calligraphic studio. Invitations, envelope addressing, place cards, poems, bookmaking, resolutions, certificates and of course one-of-a-kind calligraphic artwork and more.

Los Angeles

Hedy Martin Harris

(818) 763-4339 Home

(818) 802-4632 Cell

Services Provided

Invitations and Marriage Contracts (Ketubot) hand done in Hebrew and English. Please, No Saturday calls.

San Gabriel Valley/Pomona Valley/Inland Empire

Rowland Heights/Diamond Bar

Kristi Darwick

(909) 247-6242

http://artspace-created4kristi.blogspot.com/

Instagram: @KADmiumDesigns

Styles Written

copperplate, italic, brush script, uncial, fraktur, Romans, foundational, drawn letters, and more.

Services Provided

Private classes and tutoring. Instruction for UC Riverside Extension.
All event calligraphy, including wedding and event invitation design, envelope addressing.
Certificate design or fill-in. Tatoo design.
Unique greeting cards. Graphic design.

Orange County

Cypress

Sandy Doerr

(714) 821-0784

Styles Written

All Styles

Services Provided

Envelopes, Certificates

Central Coast

San Luis Obispo

Mary Lou Johnson

(805) 441-3246

http://www.mjohnsondesign.com

Styles Written

Italic, Copperplate, Blackletter.

Services Provided

Elegant hand lettering and watercolour illustrations for invitations, envelope addressing. Copperplate a specialty. Full service design studio.

Orange County/South Los Angeles

Barbara Close

(714) 522-3084

http://www.bcdezigns.com/

San Fernando Valley

North Hollywood

Anne Jones

(818) 397-3926

Styles Written

All styles for special events/Can match fonts, formal, casual, whimsical, block, etc.

Services Provided

Wedding and Bar Mitzvah pieces including envelopes, place cards, escort cards, menus, custom invitations, etc. Have worked with top event planners in LA and NYC for 20 years.

San Fernando Valley

Reseda

Karin Gable

(818) 343-2402

http://www.karingable.com/

Styles Written

Italic, script and brush lettering. Most typestyles can be matched.

Services Provided

Custom lettering for all occasions. Certificates, awards and diplomas from complete design to fill-ins. Envelopes addressed, invitations, seating cards, maps. Original greeting cards and art prints. Illustration and graphic design. Design and printing of newsletters and flyers. Over 35 years experience.

San Fernando Valley

Granada Hills

Xandra Zamora

(818) 363-6363

http://www.xyzink.com

Styles Written

Specializing in Copperplate, Traditional and Contemporary Scripts.  Proficiently match colour and most typestyles.  Also skilled in Italic, Gothicized Italic, Uncial, Carolingian, Legend, Foundational and Textura (Blackletter).

Services Provided

Why be ordinary when together we can create something special and unique for your Wedding, Birthday, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Baby or other special event.  Invitations, Envelopes, Place/Seating Cards, Programs, Vows, Maps, Menus, Table Numbers, Guest Books, Certificates, and more.  Combine these items with watercolour art or a specially designed monogram.  Complete design services for letterheads, logos, brochures and events.

San Fernando Valley

West Hills

Carol Hicks

(818) 340-4488

http://www.carolhickscalligraphy.com

Styles Written

Copperplate / Spencerian / Italic / Blackletter / Roman Capitals and others.

Services Provided

Few pieces of mail are as special as a wedding invitation. Together we can make your occasion something unique. Elegant hand lettered envelopes in any color, add watercolor flowers, lettering styles to coordinate, and more. Envelopes, escort cards, invitations, logos, maps, certificates, resolutions, and one-of-a-kind pieces. Can combine hand lettering with typefaces. Been a freelance artist since 1979. QUICK TURN AROUND TIME.

San Fernando Valley

Van Nuys

Gary Mond

(818) 786-6085

Styles Written

Italic, Scripts (citatdel, snell, commercial, rook, casual) finehand, venetian, brush...

Services Provided

Envelopes, placecards, table numbers, poems, guest books...

San Fernando Valley

Los Angeles

Robert Saslow

(818) 908-0104

http://www.robertsaslowdesign.com/

Styles Written

Hebrew: many styles; English: uncial, italic, textura, bookhand, monoline styles.

Services Provided

Primarily, I write Hebrew calligraphy. Design and create beautiful hand illuminated wedding contracts (ketubot) as well as invitations for weddings (not envelope addressing), bar/bat mitzvah, baby announcements and certificates.

San Fernando Valley

Joan Hawks

818-363-5600

Styles Written

Italic, Gothicized Itallic, Copperplate, and comtemporary styles.

Services Provided

Addressing wedding invites, place cards, menues, programs. Also one-off pieces and Instruction. Watercolor flowers and art available.

San Gabriel Valley

Jackie Matosian

(626) 799-5742

Styles Written

Most styles including italic, uncial, blackletter
Other languages: Armenian and Cyrillic hands.

Services Provided

Specialize in one-of-a-kind beautiful hand illuminated pieces with original designs. Certificates, invitations, and custom lettering for all occasions.

Greater Los Angeles / San Gabriel Valley

Linda Yoshida

http://lindayoshida.com

Styles Written

Copperplate, Spencerian, Modern Pointed Pen

Services Provided

Envelope addressing, labels, place cards, logo/identity, graphic design

Orange County

Costa Mesa

Kelly Chilton

(310) 890-1314

http://www.loversanddreamers.com

Styles Written

Primarily Copperplate, Spencerian, Modern Pointed Pen, with or without flourishing I also have experience in blackletter, Fraktur and Italic.

Services Provided

I am open to doing envelopes as well as custom projects (such as wedding vows. song lyrics, etc.).

Orange County

Stanton

Pat Bennett

562-522-4455

Styles Written

Gothiized Italic, versals, other broad nib styles

Services Provided

I do wedding invitations, greeting cards, quotes and proclamations.

Orange County

Laguna Beach

Sunny Ba

(310) 210-7612

http://www.starrynightcalligraphy.com

Styles Written

Copperplate, Italic, Uncial, Foundational, Roman Caps, casual script & modern pointed pen variations

Services Provided

Envelope addressing for wedding invitations, holiday cards, bar/bat mitzvahs, baby announcements, birthday parties and special events. Place cards, programs, menus, vows, certificates, seating charts, other event stationery & signage on chalkboards/mirrors/other media. Personal stationery & logo design. Commissioned pieces of quotes/poetry/lyrics for gift-giving and special occasions.

San Gabriel Valley

Altadena

Sheila Gross

Services Provided

I have a wide range of skills: in pen, a dependable Italic, a flourished script, a decent Blackletter, all with warm-up factored in; for brush, both pointed and chisel-edged; in computer, a developing range of Illustrator and InDesign and I love designing logos.

Santa Barabara

Santa Barbara

Leslee Sipress

(805) 966-6314

Styles Written

all pen styles (Spencerian, italic, old english, uncial, round hand, etc.)

Services Provided

custom invitations, place cards, seating cards, table numbers, photo albums, framed quotes and vows, katubas and contracts. Twenty-five years experience. Excellent references. Reasonable. Reliable.

South Bay

Torrance

Yukimi Annand

(310) 378-9334

http://www.yukimiannand.com

Styles Written

All styles including Roman Caps, Bookhand, Italic, Copperplate, Blackletter, Uncial, Brush.

Services Provided

One-of-a-kind pieces, logo design and lettering, stationery and invitations.

West Los Angeles

Jane Shibata

(310) 826-3197

Styles Written

Italic and italic variations, uncial, foundational, romans, gothic, copperplate, pointed pen scripts, drawn letters, handwriting

Services Provided

Certificates, scrolls, resolutions, documents, broadsides, handlettering/drawn lettering for packaging, envelopes/place cards, signage, simple book structures

West Los Angeles

Janet Martorello

(310) 213-8466

Services Provided

over 30 years of experience creating custom artwork including: Calligraphy & custom lettering, design, logos, books, murals, props - most everthing on most surfaces, most sizes. Personal or business, original or reproduction or computer

West Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Calligraphy by Gail

(310) 837-2020

Styles Written

Bookhand, Chancery Italic, Uncial and Hebrew

Services Provided

I hand-address envelopes, and I hand-letter invitations, place/seating cards, table numbers, certificates, diplomas and wall hangings. Also, I calligraph in Hebrew for Ketubot, diplomas and certificates.

Westside

Los Angeles

DeAnn Singh

http://deannsinghcalligraphy.blogspot.com/

Styles Written

Every style including handwriting

Services Provided

All wedding calligraphy, certificates, all movie props including handwriting and ancient documents.

Westside

Santa Monica

Lisa Holtzman

(310) 450-6488

http://lisaholtzmancalligraphy.blogspot.com/

Styles Written

A multitude of styles. Brush, Copperplate, Italic to name just a few.

Services Provided

I create original art/calligraphy for invitations, seating cards, envelopes, brochures, business and personal stationery. Logo design as well as lettering for film, tv, advertising, books. Lettering/Quotes on walls, Menu boards. Specialties: Diversity in lettering styles, creating new styles and variations for each particular application. Over 25 years experience. To see more calligraphy, watercolor and mixed media, please visit lisaholtzman.blogspot.com

Westside

Santa Monica

Renée Troy

310-428-1544

http://www.reneetroylettering.blogspot.com

Services Provided

Professional calligrapher/designer for over 30 years. My credits run long and varied and there isn't a lot that I haven't created...I enjoy designing and creating personal keepsakes and the usual assortment of calligraphy work. Please feel free to inquire about your calligraphy needs.

San Diego

Elizabeth Kenney

858-755-3304 Home

858-525-3595 Cell

Styles Written

Pointed Pen

Services Provided

Envelope work for any occasion

Inland Valley

Murietta

Risa Gettler

(951) 529-3010

http://www.risagettler.com

Styles Written

Italic, Textura, Ornamental Script, Uncial.

Services Provided

Specialize in Illuminated certificates.
See the website

San Diego

Murietta

Lianda Ludwig

(951) 529-3010

http://www.BeautifulCalligraphy.com

Styles Written

Italic, Uncial, Legend, Foundational, copperplate

Services Provided

Custom Calligraphy Services (online) providing personalized poems, wedding vows & certificates, song lyrics, new baby gifts, business resolutions, inspirational and religious scripture. Incorporating your personal photographs, borders and background designs to create unique calligraphy designs printed on a variety surfaces, framed and ready to hang- shipped internationally. Rave reviews guaranteed.
See the website

Northern California

Monte Sereno

Marian Gault

(408) 395-8026

http://www.flyingquill.com

Styles Written

All major hands

Services Provided

Teaching and commissions

Northern California

Pebble Beach

Shirley Loomis

(831) 641-9991

(831) 236-0625

Styles Written

Most including Copperplate

Services Provided

Poems, certificates, place cards, menus, quotes, addressing envelopes

Northern California

Sacramento

Phawnda Moore

(916) 630-0505

http://www.journalismdesign.net

Styles Written

Italic, Foundational, Brush Script, Copperplate, Uncial, Contemporary

Services Provided

Lettering for reproduction, logo design, brush illustration, weddings, events, banners, publication design

Northern California

San Rafael

Jody Meese

(415) 272.3612

http://www.jodymeese.com

Styles Written

Copperplate, Spencerian, Pointed pen Roman, Blackletter.

Services Provided

Design of wedding suites, monograms, invitations and certificates; gilding and illuminating; chalkboards and walls; glass engraving; calligraphic illustration.