ABOUT CARLA HAGAN DESIGNS
Hello, my name is Carla Hagan and I would like to welcome you to my site. For 16 years, I have been a professional calligrapher, engraver, and embosser specializing in wedding calligraphy for invitations, envelopes, place cards, programs, menus, seating charts, brand activations, corporate, trade show and retail events. I also perform custom commissioned work for bar-mitzvahs, galas, and charity events.
As a child I can remember watching my grandmother carefully write out elegant letters long before email and the internet, when handwritten correspondence was commonplace. As we lived in different parts of the country, and my grandmother and I would often communicate through letters. I fondly remember waiting in anticipation for a letter from her, and always being impressed with the quality of her handwriting. On my 10th birthday, my grandmother gave me my first calligraphy kit, and I fell in love with the written word. Ever since, I have taken advantage of this unique skill whenever possible, whether it’s writing out invitations, or doing special projects for friends and family.
In 2007, I turned my hobby into a business, and my client base has steadily grown. I am proud to be a member of the South Florida Calligraphy Guild, New York City Society of Scribes, and the International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH). As I attend annual conferences and workshops amongst my enlightened peers, I am honored to learn and grow in the inspiring shadows of the Masters. I have been working with brides and event planners for the past 16 years and have an excellent understanding of wedding traditions and etiquette. I can help you with designing your invitations, explain the pros and cons of seating charts, place cards, and escort cards, and maybe even offer a few suggestions to add special touches to your event that you haven't yet considered. My studio is located in Boca Raton, Florida, though I enjoy serving clients nationwide.