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@thechicagocalligrapher

THE  CHICAGO

Hi! I'm Nora,

the face behind The Chicago Calligrapher! I was born and raised in Chicago (yes, actual Chicago!) and work on a broad range of projects for weddings, gifts, and corporate events.

 

My love for letters, drawing, and creating goes way back to grade school, when I would always get in trouble for doodling letter collages during class (in 6th grade, I became completely obsessed with recreating computer fonts with pencil). 

 

Opposite my creative side, I also love math and problem solving, which led to my degree and current career in supply chain management. Surprisingly, my analytical background (and perfectionism) is pretty useful when it comes to calligraphy. 

LIVE CALLIGRAPHY
WEDDINGS + EVENTS
WATERCOLORS

A clean and elegant style with a modern touch.

Nora exceeded all of our expectations. She was referred to me by our wedding planner and from day one I was blown away by her. Although Nora is newer to the wedding business, it was like she had been in it for 20+ years. She was extremely professional, organized and a great communicator. Her calligraphy style was exactly what I wanted so I hired her, yet after doing so, my mother insisted to me that she wanted a more traditional style. Without hesitation, Nora jumped to the challenge and truly went above and beyond. She practiced the new style and made sure we were happy with it. She matched our style AND INK COLOR exactly to our printed invitations. Her work was truly incredible and beyond anything we could have ever wanted. Every envelope was perfect and I was speechless when I saw them. I would hire Nora again in a heartbeat and cannot sing her praises enough. I have complete trust in her work and ability to do anything artistic. Her watercolors are nothing short of perfection and filled with intricate details. I cannot wait to use Nora - The Chicago Calligrapher - again!!!

-Caroline

Nora did an AMAZING job doing all of the signage at my wedding (welcome sign, seating chart for 140, table numbers, bar menu on giant mirror, dessert sign, guest book sign, etc.). She was super professional and really easy to work with throughout the entire planning process. So many of my guests commented that the calligraphy was a nice touch and really stood out - gave it a romantic vibe too. Will definitely be referring her work to friends of mine, and commissioning her artwork in the future. She's so talented!

-Katie