Start a Calligraphy Business


Learn how to build a full-time calligraphy business.

This on-demand program will give you life-time access to all of the workshop content, so you can participate on your own schedule.


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Are you a professional or aspiring calligrapher? Building a calligraphy business can be a great way to monetize your skills.

Calligraphy is considered to be one of the oldest forms of writing in the world, and it is a making a comeback. Young artists and graphic designers have created a more contemporary style of calligraphy, and inspired creatives around the world to hone their calligraphy skills.

Their are huge opportunities for modern calligraphers to monetize their skills. Business owners, event planners, stationery companies and marketing agencies are hiring calligraphers to personalize their work with unique custom designs. You can profit from this trend by starting a boutique calligraphy business. The key to starting a successful calligraphy business is knowing your audience and having a smart plan for reaching them.

This live online workshop will show you how three professional calligraphers built their business from the ground up.

This three-day live online workshop will show you how to build a calligraphy business. You will learn from three professional calligraphers who built an established calligraphy business from the ground up.

This workshop will explore:

-Honing your unique style
Monetizing your calligraphy skills
– Finding clients for your calligraphy business
-Building a brand and pricing your work

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Meet the Instructors:

Victoria Rothwell is an artist, calligrapher and the founder of Design House of Moira. Victoria started Design House of Moira in 2008 and has since grown the company from event design, to calligraphy and stationery and has a deep understanding of the wedding industry from a number of different perspectives. Her elegant, one-of-a kind calligraphy wedding designs have attracted the attention of couples around the world. Victoria’s work has been featured in Martha Stewart Wedding, Style Me Pretty, Oh So Beautiful Paper, Invitation Crush, and more.

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Lauren Essl is a calligrapher and designer with a passion for weddings. Her work has been featured on blogs like Style Me Pretty, designlovefest, and Ruffled, and in print in The Knot Texas, D Weddings, FD Luxe, 360 West Weddings, and Zooey Magazine. Herr stationery has been sold nationwide at Anthropologie stores.

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Pauline A. Ibarra is the calligrapher and letterer behind Happy Hands Project. She was first introduced to the art of dipping pens in ink when she was completing her Fine Arts degree. She was re-introduced to calligraphy while preparing for her wedding in 2010, and never looked back. She taught herself modern calligraphy and spent two years honing her style.

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The Schedule:

Session One – Honing your style with Pauline of Happy Hands Project

Pauline is the calligrapher and letterer behind Happy Hands Project. She was first introduced to the art of dipping pens in ink when she was completing her Fine Arts degree. She was re-introduced to calligraphy while preparing for her wedding in 2010, and never looked back. She taught herself modern calligraphy and spent two years honing her style.

This session will focus on helping you hone your style, so you can build a  brand around your calligraphy. You will get an inside look at how Pauline developed her style, and built a wildly successful calligraphy business.

Session Two –  Monetizing Your Calligraphy Skills with Lauren Essl

Lauren Essl is a calligrapher and designer with a passion for weddings. Her work has been featured on blogs like Style Me Pretty, designlovefest, and Ruffled, and in print in The Knot Texas, D Weddings, FD Luxe, 360 West Weddings, and Zooey Magazine. Herr stationery has been sold nationwide at Anthropologie stores.

This session will explore the different ways you can monetize your calligraphy skills and show you how to establish a business.

Session Three – Building Your Calligraphy Business with Victoria Rothwell

Victoria Rothwell is an artist, calligrapher and the founder of Design House of Moira. Victoria started Design House of Moira in 2008 and has since grown the company from event design, to calligraphy and stationery and has a deep understanding of the wedding industry from a number of different perspectives. Her elegant, one-of-a kind calligraphy wedding designs have attracted the attention of couples around the world. Victoria’s work has been featured in Martha Stewart Wedding, Style Me Pretty, Oh So Beautiful Paper, Invitation Crush, and more.

This session will show you proven strategies for building a calligraphy business, and give you an inside look at the evolution of Design House of Moira.



Sign up now | $97

This three-day live online workshop will give you access to:

3 Recorded Sessions

Our recorded workshop sessions allow you to work through this entire program on your own schedule, and our private Facebook group will give you a chance to connect with the other participants.

3 Daily Lessons

Each session includes a daily lesson packed with resources to help you put everything you learn into action.

Comprehensive workbook

All of the content is packaged into a downloadable comprehensive workbook that will give you lifetime access to the recorded workshop content.

How does it work?

How does it work? You will get a downloadble PDF that will give you access to all of workshop content. This on-demand workshop includes access to three recorded sessions with our instructor Each session includes an hour-long video, downloadble worksheets and other free resources. You will also get access to an exclusive facebook group which will connect you with 200+ artists who are building the same type of business as you are.

What if I don’t like the workshop?

We want everyone to leave 100% happy. Let us know if you are not totally satisfied with the workshop, and we will give you a complete refund.

Who’s this workshop for?

This workshop is for creatives who want to build a business around their passion.

Who created this workshop?

This course was created by Victoria Rothwell, Lauren Essl, and Pauline A. Ibarra in partnership with Modern Thrive.

What if I’m just starting out?

This workshop was designed for creatives at all levels. This workshop will help you find the path to building a business around your passion. (regardless of where you are in the journey)

Got another question?

Email us:  modernthrive@gmail.com