Greetings from the studio of Julia Fish Thompson! I specialize in calligraphy, engraving and hand painting for brand activations, retail events, and private commissions. I fell in love with calligraphy as a teenager and have been doing art and pen work for 35 years. I work in ink, watercolor, gouache, acrylic, markers, oil, colored pencil, chalk, and gold leaf. I letter in multiple styles and on many surfaces including walls, paper, metal, glass, and objects. I enjoy serving as the president of the Calligraphy Guild of Indiana. My very favorite work combines art and calligraphy and I specialize in commission work. I have exhibited calligraphic artwork many times and had a solo exhibit this past year in Washington, D.C.
I have been working as a professional engraver for about eight years working brand activations and retail events. Using a dental drill, I am able to hand engrave glass, metal, and acrylic surfaces. I have participated in brand activations for virtually every fragrance and cosmetic line carried by Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, and Macy’s.
In addition to engraving, I have done many on site calligraphy events over the years with a pen in hand, usually personalizing bookmarks or cards.