123 January 12, 2011 - Delicate Pen


BY jane, ON Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Yesterday,  I suggested that when you select a calligrapher you look at their portfolio.  A professional calligrapher should readily have available a sampling of their work. For our main wedding work, we have sample albums in the retail stores that represent us.  It is a two volume set.  We showcase  many different papers,  styles and pieces.  For our corporate and business to business work, I invested in a beautiful dark purple embossed leather portfolio. To me, presentation is everything.  I can grab my portfolio and go.  Inside are my tear sheets from magazines, a sample or two of my most elaborate work, and something specific to the meeting that I am attending. I would be wary of anyone that has samples strewn here and there and things finished and not finished. You should look for a clean, concise, impressive presentation that includes the scope of the calligrapher’s work over a considerable amount of time,  not just their most recent job.

Tear sheets from my portfolio