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Lettering & Calligraphy

Hi there!

I'm a freelance letterer and calligrapher who loves working with good people. I also teach what I know.
Based in Brooklyn. 

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Awards & Recent Projects

2018 American Advertising Award a.k.a. ADDY

 Winner 2018 American Advertising Award a.k.a. ADDY Client: Oklahoma City University School of Law Art Direction & Design: Amy Fuller "Holiday" and "From your friends at Oklahoma City University School of Law" custom lettering by me Printed on Crane's Lettra 110lb Cover Flourescent White, duplexed, blind emboss, foil, ink

Winner 2018 American Advertising Award a.k.a. ADDY
Client: Oklahoma City University School of Law
Art Direction & Design: Amy Fuller
"Holiday" and "From your friends at Oklahoma City University School of Law" custom lettering by me
Printed on Crane's Lettra 110lb Cover Flourescent White, duplexed, blind emboss, foil, ink

Winner 2018 American Advertising Award a.k.a. ADDY
Client: Oklahoma City University School of Law
Art Direction & Design: Amy Fuller
Type: Editorial
Custom "In Memoriam" lettering and illustrative element by me

 Client: Tory Williams & Jonathan Cedar Project: Custom Wedding Menu Printed on Crane's Lettra 110lb Cover, Pearl White

Client: Tory Williams & Jonathan Cedar
Project: Custom Wedding Menu
Printed on Crane's Lettra 110lb Cover, Pearl White

Client: Christine Sirois, Writer
Project: Custom Logo
Deliverables: Logo type name & monogram

Client: New Levant Initiative
Art Direction & Design: Amy Fuller
Type: Editorial
"Welcome", "Notes", "Panelists" custom lettering by me

Services

Custom Lettering & Calligraphy

  • Editorial
  • Logotype
  • Spot Designs
  • Surface and Products
  • Live Events
  • Private Groups

Work With Me

I'd love to hear about your ideas, and how I can be of service! Please share the highlights here, and then we'll schedule a call to go over the details. 

If you have a question or want to get in touch for another reason, drop me a line at hello@dorisfullgrabe.com.

Thanks!

Your Name *
Your Name
Tell me about your project, product, or service. What are you working on that I can help with?
What do you want your project to say? How do you want it to make people feel? What do you want it to look like? Here's where you can pop in some Pinterest references, and we'll go over them in our exploratory call.
Your Deadline *
Your Deadline
To get a sense of your timeframe and to make sure there's enough time on my calendar beforehand.
What's the value of adding custom lettering or calligraphy to your project worth to you? Feel free to give a range, we have a lot of flexibility to find common ground. If you're a non-profit organization working for a great cause, I set aside 10 % of my time for pro-bono designs.

Learn

In today's digital environment of emails and text messages, our brains are overloaded with notifications, and addicted to little hits of dopamine as we scroll through social media. 

When I learned that handwriting has the same effect as meditation, I couldn’t wait to put down my phone and pick up a pen - and I hope you will, too. 

Even - especially - if you think your handwriting is bad, this class will help you collect your thoughts, and learn how to write beautifully and with intention. 

What we'll cover:

  • Brief history of Copperplate, its tools, and characteristics
  • Setting up your practice for success
  • Basic letterforms and component strokes
  • Lowercase and uppercase alphabet
  • Numbers and punctuation
  • Critiquing your own work & Troubleshooting

You'll walk away with a better understanding of cursive writing and calligraphy. With practice, you'll be able to use this skill to add personal touches to letters, invitations, journals, and presents. 

and receive two months of free Skillshare membership, or sign up for my email updates to get first dibs on in-person workshop dates. 

For more information, tutorials, and events, check out www.justpickupapen.com, where I write to educate, inspire, and bring together a community of lettering, calligraphy, and handwriting enthusiasts. 

Workbook Download

I am thrilled that over 500 students have spent over 20,000 minutes watching and learning from my Skillshare class.

Some have asked for an additional resource that will allow them to trace letters and help accelerate their learning and muscle memory in that way. I'm happy to offer this resource now in the form of an 18-page printable PDF for your personal practice use. 

Freebies

6 Brush Lettering Phrases for your Frames
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