I am going to make everything around me beautiful - that will be my life. - Elsie De Wolfe
I've practiced different art forms from California to Italy and back again: Printmaking, painting, illustration, calligraphy, jewelry design, graphic design, fashion & textiles.. So when in 2007 I created my first collection of hand-printed paper goods, it made perfect sense to call it LINEA CARTA (Italian for 'Paper Line' or 'Paper Collection').
Since then LINEA CARTA has continued to grow, offering an eco-lux selection of goods - from my own custom calligraphy kits & workbooks to sustainable hand-printed linens. I also design and style for hire, often featuring my illustration and lettering work for products and branding. I work with small and large companies-- like Anthropologie! Where you'll find my collaborations on exclusive LINEA CARTA collections of mugs, plates, tea towels, and more on the way :)
Known for my hand-lettering, I teach modern calligraphy & brush-lettering workshops based on my own style but designed to embolden the artist in each of you. I'm honored to host these workshops and retreats that make space for creativity and beauty. As well as my day workshops I also organize and host week long retreats abroad, often partnering with other talented artists to offer even more mentoring and inspiration. For the latest dates be sure to follow me on Instagram :)
This 'About' section wouldn't be complete without mentioning my number 1 (and 2) inspiration: My cute lovey dogs Henry & Nico !!! They help balance my workday with walks in the forested hills and playtime at the beaches of northern California where we call home. I also love to dance and although I'm an amatateur you'll find me many days of the week in a ballet class :)
It will be more beautiful than you could ever imagine. - Susan O'Malley
If you're interested in talking about a project, have questions, or simply want to say hello, please do get in touch.
Anthropologie, Catbird, Handcraft Studio School, Martha Stewart, Once Wed, Glamour Magazine
Martha Stewart Weddings, Design*Sponge, Better Homes & Gardens, Elle Decor, Instyle magazine, Bride & Bloom, Lucky magazine, Daily Candy, Town & Country, OhSoBeautifulPaper...
Let us make a work of art just for you! Whether its a new logo, addressing special envelopes, or products like no others - it is an honor to be involved in your happy occasion. Contact us with a description of your project.
All wedding orders take a minimum of 6 weeks to complete from the time the artwork is finalized. Custom projects require a 50% deposit to begin work.
Want to carry LINEA CARTA in your store? Fantastic! Contact us and we'll help you with your order ASAP.
As all of our products are handmade, each piece is both imperfect and a work of art. LINEA CARTA is a small but growing business and at this time we do not have the capacity to make returns. However we would like to hear from you and get your feedback.
Your order will generally arrive 7-14 days from purchase. Those products made to order will take a bit longer, where others will take less time. Contact us if you have a particular time constraint.