Hi! Nice to meet you, I'm Laura. Thanks for dropping by!
So, here's the deal; I'm passionate about letters and writing. I think the lost art of writing a really good letter is a real tragedy and I'm on a mission to make sure that the art of greetings cards, letter-writing and illustrating by hand continues in this new, fast-paced digital age. I think there's nothing more lovely than a bespoke, hand-written card dropping through the letterbox onto your doormat, whatever the occasion.
Way back when, I started my career in the city before moving into marketing and public relations for a range of national charities. After having my two beautiful children I felt a calling back to my creative side and retrained in modern calligraphy, something I've always been passionate about- I've always written in ink with a fountain pen and often wondered if I should've been born in the 19th Century! I started selling cards at a local cafe and through word of mouth Letters Ink grew into a business that now offers bespoke cards, event stationery, calligraphy products and runs workshops to teach other people the joy of modern calligraphy and lettering.
Nowadays you'll find me inky-fingered and enthusiastically talking all things lettering and handwriting! I love the variety that this job offers- one day I am lettering placecards and menus for a wedding, the next I'm creating huge hand-lettered event signage, the next I'm illustrating a bespoke new home card with an intricate watercolour picture of the front door. I spend evenings and weekends teaching calligraphy, which I love! And then when Christmas rolls around (and I LOVE Christmas!) I'll be surrounded by baubles and all things festive!
It's well known that I'm never without a notebook to scribble down my next idea and a cup of strong, proper coffee in my hand to fuel my day! When I'm not writing, I'll either be out running in the Kent countryside, strolling around a National Trust property, planning our next adventure in our campervan 'Stan' or rummaging through my local treasure trove charity shop rails!
I really love nothing more than hearing from someone new about an idea they've had and would like me to bring to life with ink! I pride myself on my attention to detail, personal touch, turnaround times and communication. So, if you'd like it written, I'd love to hear from you... firstname.lastname@example.org