Watercolor and calligraphy

Cleveland, Ohio 374 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars (77)


Watercolor and calligraphy

Cleveland, Ohio | 374 Sales

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Last updated on Mar 7, 2019

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Vivian Kammel

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Vivian Kammel


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Hello there!

I'm Vivian Kammel, a wedding calligrapher and watercolor artist based in Cleveland, Ohio.

I help women find joy in the tangible, celebrate their unique love story and send better mail.

There’s something incredibly precious about the way objects feel in our hands. We are drawn to beauty. The textures, weights and imperfections of handmade paper are delightful. The elegance of graceful calligraphy is inspiring.

My process for my art revolves around finding joy in the tangible. The little details that matter take center stage. From the time I start with a hand drawn sketch, to the simplicity of a watercolor brush on a page, each detail celebrates the beauty we long for in our lives.

Want the nitty gritty details of how I get stuff done around here?

I make everything in The Hand Letter Shop from the desk of my cozy studio in Cleveland, Ohio. After 8+ years of drawing and painting, art is my passion–I love being creative and encouraging creativity in others.

In 2016, I decided to start my own Etsy shop, a long time dream. I draw and paint every piece by hand before printing locally.

During my creative process, I use a traditional calligraphy dip-pen, watercolor, and paintbrushes. I LOVE sharing behind the scenes of your orders so you can watch them come to life!

The best place to see more of my process (and lots of pretty calligraphy photos) is Instagram:

Shop members

  • Vivian Kammel

    Creator, Owner, Wearer Of Many Hats

    When I'm not lettering or painting, you can usually find me cuddled up with my husband Caleb and a bowl of popcorn, watching The Office, or fan-girling over Taylor Swift's latest album (no shame!). Its safe to say I'm a homebody through and through.

  • Caleb Kammel

    Brand Manager, Wearer Of Even More Hats

Production partners

  • Contrado

    United States

    We use a fabric printing service to ensure our calligraphy banners are the highest quality.

  • Erieview Reproduction

    Twinsburg, OH

    Our fine art prints are carefully scanned and digitally printed on high quality paper at our local, family owned print shop.

  • A print shop

    Durham, NC

    We use a high quality print service to create our banners.

  • A print shop

    Redwood City, CA

    We use a high quality printing service to create our banners.

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Last updated on Feb 14, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Sizing details

If you are looking for a different print size than our three standard sizes, we are happy to cut a custom size for you, at an additional cost of $10/piece.

Consider matting our artwork when you frame it to fit specific frame sizes!

Wholesale availability

For more than 10 pieces of art in one order, we offer %15 off, and free shipping. Start an Etsy conversation with us if you have a wholesale request!

Can you rush my order?

Our standard processing time is 3-5 business days, and then we ship First Class Mail, which takes 2-5 business days to ship within the US. If you are ordering a print, processing time may be shorter.

If you need a guaranteed shortened processing or shipping time, or need your artwork by a certain date in the near future, a rush fee of at least $50 will apply in addition to the cost of extra shipping. Depending on the circumstances, the rush fee may increase. Please contact us immediately and be responsive to Etsy conversations if you need a rush order.

Can I use your lettering for commercial use?

If you are interested in having my lettering be a part of your logo, a product you sell, or want digital files to reproduce in any way, I'm happy to license my artwork to you.

All my work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Please contact me for licensing details in order to reproduce my lettering in any way.

Can you make a custom calligraphy quote for me?

Absolutely! Please visit the Custom Lettering section of my shop and select the page size and word count for your custom quote.

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