Welcome to my website, I’m so glad you are here. I have always been a creative person, and a lover of many different art forms. My calligraphy journey started in my 20’s. I started out teaching myself, then joined a calligraphy guild, attended conferences and studied privately with master calligraphers and penman from around the world. My education, plus hands on experience in calligraphy has afforded me the opportunity to bring my unique style to everything I do for each client.
Whether, I am working with a company or for a private event, I have the experience to get the job done. Over the years my calligraphy has been published in national magazines and I’ve been in numerous gallery shows. I have taught many classes over the years. It’s been my pleasure to work with luxury brands and various wedding companies. In 2020 I added calligraphy engraving to my portfolio, and designed my first keepsake item called "Soul Stones(tm)".
Also, I provide calligraphy services for on site events, brand activation, weddings, and gala’s. It definitely makes a lasting impression on people when you providing a personalized calligraphy experience at any event. My goal is to always see my clients vision is fulfilled beyond their expectations.
Weddings / Gala / Events
Allow us to help make your wedding, gala, or special event a treasured moment with custom hand calligraphy on your
*Save the dates
*Day of event pieces
Free Hand Engraving
Our talented engraver will hand engrave your customers purchase while they shop. Also provide educate about your brand.
Exculsive Design / Keepsake
My love of calligraphy and a desire to have a tangible reminder of life’s priorities helped to bring these Soul Stones to life.
They are glass stones that are hand engraved with words that resonate with our heart and mind. The Soul Stones are hugs that you can give to yourself or to others. They also make great team building gifts. Soul Stones were also trademarked in 2020.
Calligraphy & Engraving
Susan Houseman Designs
Calligraphy & Engraving
Susan Houseman / 636-542-4380 / susan@susanhousemandesigns / @susanhousemandesigns
Hand Calligraphy Addressing
Outer Envelope $4.50 per
Inner Envelope $2.00 per
Outer/Inner Set $6.00 per
Textured/Color Paper $1.00 per
R.S.V.P Envelope (mailing address) $4.00 per
Special colors, gouache, watercolor $30.00
Paper surface $2.50 per
Non Paper Surface (ie. Acrylic, Mirrors) $3.00 and up
Ribbons, odd surfaces $3.50 and up
*Please provide 10% extra on paper products
Commissioned Pieces for Gifting
Vows, poems, passages $250 base
*Ask for consultation regarding more detailed information.
Fill in blanks $15 per / $150 min
Soul Stones: Please email me for more information.
Live Calligraphy or Engraving
St. Louis Area $600.00 / 4 hours
St. Louis Area $900.00 / 6 hours
In Studio Engraving $65 per
Unlimited engraving on small items (perfume bottles)
*ask about pricing for multiple items or for larger items.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
I consider it an honor to be a part of your event and project. I am excited to work with you and assure you can trust me to put special care into your project. Thank you for choosing me to work with you.Should you have any questions or concerns please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I, Susan Houseman, will personally complete all agreed services. Please keep in mind that my work is created by hand. The beauty of handwritten calligraphy is the natural variations and styles created by the artist. My work will never be perfect , but these slight variations result in a beautiful and unique piece of art. Spend time reviewing my work to know that you like and trust my artistic style and services.
LICENSING AND COPYRIGHT
As the artist, I remain the sole owner of all artistic rights. I do not grant legal right to reproduce, copy or alter my work. Contact me for a separate licensing agreement, if interested. If you suspect copyright infringement, please notify me at email@example.com.
Please share credit when posting images of my work, you can use @susanhousemandesigns. I always appreciate when you share professional photos with me from your event.
Orders of $500 or less should be paid in full to secure your placement on my calendar. Any projects over this amount 50% require a non-refundable deposit and balance due before shipping.
Mistakes happen when doing hand-produced work. Please plan to provide 20% extra blank material and a digitally addresses list in a word document or Excel spreadsheet. Fee may apply for special addresses or outside of the USA. It is best to have your mail hand cancelled at the post office. Please check with your local post office for policies and rates. If any corrections are needed, I need to know within 72 hours at no charge to you if it’s my mistake.