welcome to the studio

I'm Karissa Young.

My work is inspired by traditional scripts, penman of the past, and intricate monograms. I enjoy using classic styles of calligraphy and giving them a modern day look for weddings and other events. I am based in South Carolina and work with clients all around the United States and internationally.

Work Together

Once upon a time pens came from geese, letters came in long rolls, and it took fourteen words and three flourishes to say, “Yours truly.”

The Studio

based out of a 1915 southern
mill house, complete with cats

My script styles are based on my studies in pointed pen and broad edge pen scripts such as Copperplate, Spencerian, Engrosser's Script, Italian Hand, French Roundhand, and Uncial. I am a member of the International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting and have taken classes with Master Penman Harvest Crittenden and Rosemary Buczek, as well as Suzanne Cunningham, Michael Ward, David Grimes, Heather  Held, and others.

The most beautiful and perfect invitations I could have ever imagined. Thanks Karissa for making our big day SO special already!!!

Mollye, Ireland

Karissa was an actual dream to work with. I can't tell you how many compliments we received!

elleN, Philadelphia

Karissa was so amazing to work with and the envelopes looked perfect! She was communicative & so nice through the whole process.

Dina, Washington D.C.

photography by Lindley battle, Danielle hutchinson & manda weaver


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