Calligraphy & Custom Art Work
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Melanie did a wonderful job with our placecards. She was accommodating with our short timeline. It was an absolute pleasure working with Melanie! I strongly recommend her services.Jun 2, 2015Verified
Melanie did the caligraphy for my wedding invitations this past summer. She spent a long time trying to match the ink to the return address ink that was pre-printed on the envelopes. Melanie turned ~100 envelopes around in a couple of days which was great! She was also very understanding when I asked her do write a few more envelopes for me. Many people even called me after receiving my wedding invites to tell me how beautiful the envelope address looked! I really enjoyed working with her and would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for affordable and high quality calligraphy services.Dec 14, 2012VerifiedMelanie H.'s reply
Hi Gabriella - Thank You so much for this wonderful review - I appreciate it more than you know! I have just been honored by being awarded the BOW (Best of Wedding) Award on the knot. I would be so grateful if you could copy and paste this review to the knot also. I can't seem to find your email address - if you can send me something to my email address I will send you the whole little format thing. Thank You again for everything - My Very Best Wishes to You and Your New Husband in the New Year! Melanie
If I could give more than 5 stars I would-she's more than excellent. Not only does Melanie do amazing work but she's a doll to work with. From the first email I sent her to find out a little more information to well after I picked up our wedding invitation envelopes the whole time she was always eager to help and extremely thoughtful. Even after she was done with all of them she suggested that I leave a couple invitations this way if I had any last minute ones she'd address them and send it out for me! You don't find people going that extra mile anymore like she does. I knew right away she was someone I wanted to work with. She was always available by phone, email, in person and was great at communicating with me throughout the process. Even though she gave me warning to double/triple check the address/spelling of towns/zip codes which I did she still caught a couple errors I had. She emailed me right away letting me know and that it was no big deal. I trusted her 100%. Her professional opinion helped me since I had no idea the proper way on addressing the envelopes. We had her use navy ink which matches our invitations exactly. I can't wait to send them out now because I know everyone will love the handwriting. Even though I don't know much about addressing envelopes, initially was thinking of a way to address them myself by using a printer. I'm SO happy I didn't. They look a thousand times nicer than any printer. I found Melanie from maybe the same way you are finding her- through her reviews which you see are nothing but positive feedback. I've been very lucky to have found Melanie and you wont be disappointed if you hire her.Nov 29, 2012Verified
I can not say enough positive things about Melanie Hill. I was impressed when she first replied to my email and even more once I spoke to her on the phone. My situation was not an easy one for I left my escort cards till the last minute. She was more than willing to work with me and accommodated my needs. She was very professional and quite friendly. I requested a special pen color and she worked her magic. She is easy to get a hold of through email and phone, she responds promptly unlike other calligraphy businesses I had contacted. From her first email response I knew I wanted to work with Melanie and I am so glad I did. She is fantastic!Jun 20, 2013
OMG....i don't know where to start. Melanie did an amazing job on our place cards. As you know planning a wedding takes work but dealing with Melanie made things so easy because when I didn't have the answer to an issue she did. She is extremely professional but yet super warm and welcoming. I would totally recommend her to anyone looking to have quality work done.Mar 21, 2013
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I don't - number of envelopes, color of ink, time frame that's about it. Artwork - it just depends on the piece.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?No I don't - but if something in the town continuing education booklet jumped out at me - I would jump on it - that is if I had the time!!
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I went to school to be an art teacher - but I didn't get to do my practice teaching, then I got married etc. and never went back and did it. I regret it now - but I have had the luxury of doing so many unbelievably creative things - designing bookcovers for Large Print books doing all kinds instructional media for the phone company. Designing the town booklet and drawing various town land marks for the Chamber of Commerce in my town. Working with so many interesting people and always being able to do something creative to help out various causes.