I'm Karissa, a lawyer turned calligrapher. I studied photography at the College of Charleston but left my creative life behind to pursue a law degree. Missing my artistic side after law school, I went to my local craft store and bought a calligraphy starter kit. What started as a way to occupy my new free time turned into a life passion for studying traditional rules of calligraphy and then breaking the rules to create my own styles.

My inspirations include flora, animals, the Victorian Era, Medieval heraldry, Japanese culture, anime, antiques, and interior design.


Vogue Australia

US Weekly

One Kings Lane

Over the Moon

Style Me Pretty


Clive Christian Perfume

Garden & Gun

Kendra Scott

Maker's Mark

Sarah Bray Bermuda

I hold a Certificiate of Proficiency in Engrosser's Script with the International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting and have studied with several Master Penmen.

My studio is based out of my 110 year old mill house in a small town in South Carolina with my husband and menagerie of animals.