Designs by Emmy C. Calligraphy
Designs by Emmy C. Calligraphy

Designs by Emmy C. Calligraphy

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Introduction: My passion is creating beautiful lettering and design. I do everything from invitations to large signs to place cards and table numbers. I offer digital designs and handmade pieces. I’d love to create works of art for your next event! If you are inquiring about envelope addressing, I will ask you to fill out a google form so that I can create a custom quote!

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Hired 9 times

Serves Canton, MI

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3 years in business

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  • Baby shower invitations


  • Envelope lettering



Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, responsiveness, and professionalism.

Exceptional 5.0

10 reviews


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Gaz S.


Excellent work! I needed certificates completed in calligraphy, and thankfully Designs by Emmy came through for me. I explained what I needed, and she completed the job superbly and on schedule. I could not be more pleased with the result. I highly recommend Designs by Emmy.

Details: Certificates/Awards • Personal/Individual • Corporate • 2-10 • $$ (standard) • At the pro’s location • Remotely (phone or internet)

Oct 27, 2021
Jason L.
Emmy created all of the calligraphy for my wedding and reception, and I could not have been happier with the results! I had countless guests (and the bar staff too!) comment on how her work added the perfect touch to the venue, from the chalk bar menu to her suggestion of using both wooden and clear signage along with a multi-paned window frame as the schedule, for my Greenhouse event. The experience felt even more personalized for each guest with hand lettered place cards at the farm house tables, alongside the menus she created and even gave me the option of printing that part myself (no thanks!). I have one of the larger signs in the entryway as a reminder of a perfect day, and my wife keeps a smaller one above her dresser. Thank you for the extra attention to detail and the little touches that helped create a magical day!
Jul 15, 2021
Ferris G.


I am very satisfied with the excellent quality and service I received. Emmy made sure she knew exactly what I wanted before she went ahead with the project. I would highly recommend Emmy.

Details: Printwork e.g., for a poem or phrase • Personal/Individual • Personal project • 2-10 • $$$ (premium) • Remotely (phone or internet)

Oct 18, 2021
Anna M.

Wedding and Event Invitations

Emmy has been absolutely fantastic to work with! She responded to my initial inquiry immediately and has been amazing to work with through the entire process. She has provided additional ideas when I have been stuck. Highly recommend working with Emmy and I will definitely be reaching out to her for future projects!

Details: Wedding • Fewer than 25 invitations • Preparing invitations for mailing (i.e. addressing) • Special ink • Place cards • Within 3 months • Remotely (phone or internet)

Oct 18, 2021
Jennifer G.


Wonderful person to work with. The piece was exactly what I was looking for.

Details: Printwork e.g., for a poem or phrase • Personal/Individual • Personal project • $$$ (premium) • Remotely (phone or internet)

Sep 21, 2021
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Emily Ludwig-Carey


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Each project and price is completely unique. Your quote will depend on the style of calligraphy you would like, size of the piece, number of pieces, type of ink, and many more factors! Tell me your calligraphy dreams and I will create a custom quote. We can alter aspects to try and meet your budget. Calligraphy can get expensive if you need multiple pieces (hello weddings!). I ask for 30% down payment, and installments until the project is completed. Envelope pricing starts at $4 per envelope for name and address. Return addresses and some styles/colors are an additional fee. Custom invitation designs start at $100. Letters, poems, phrases start at $45 plus $0.65 per word.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Show me your vision board! Do you have a reference piece? A Pinterest board? A rough sketch? The more I can understand about your style and your event the better your project will suite you. Once I know what pieces you want I will draft rough sketches for you to approve before starting your project. I always send progress pictures along the way!

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I am a self taught calligrapher. While I do not have any formal training, I have attended workshops put on by prominent artists. We calligraphers also do hours and hours of drills and practice!

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