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Thursday, 8 November 2018

Paper Heart Design - Beautiful Hand Lettering




I took a Calligraphy night course while I was in High School and I remember spending hours on perfecting my letters. So when I find someone like Nicky from Paper Heart Design, I can see how much time and practice she must have put in to get her hand lettering like this!!

I was lucky enough to be sent two of her prints and they are just perfect! All of Nicky's prints are drawn by hand, then scanned and digitised. They are printed on 250gsm card and are $20.

You can see a couple of photos below of the ones I was sent. I LOVE them!

Enjoy your read,
Becky x


Tell us a little bit about Paper Heart Design

I’m a Graphic Designer by trade. I have a Bachelor of Design degree specialising in Visual Communication from Ara In Christchurch. I’ve always loved typography and my eye was always drawn to artworks where words were the dominant feature. I’d long admired hand lettered art and calligraphy so a few years ago I decided to give it a whirl. I brought some brush pens and got hooked. 
When I became pregnant with my son (now 5 months old) I started to design my milestone books and cards as there were no NZ made products that I loved. They were all too cutesey, or cluttered, or just badly designed! 


Paper Heart Design Baby Milestone Cards


What is your favourite part of running your own business?

I can choose what I want to do, so only work on things I love. This makes a huge difference in creativity. I also love getting custom commissions and seeing and hearing my customers reactions to my work.



Photo by Focus by Becky - Paper Heart Design Hand Lettered Print


What is your favourite product that you design?

My milestone books! 
I take great pleasure in filling mine out each month. I have got a milestone book at the printers for ages one to five, and am working on a school years one now.



Paper Heart Design Baby Milestone Book


What is one thing you do daily to make your business work?

Write a to do list!! 


Photo by Focus by Becky


Where to from here with Paper Heart Design?

I want to keep expanding my range and ideally get my books, cards and prints into more shops.


Paper Heart Design Hand Lettered Print


How can we find out more?

Email: paperheartdesign@yahoo.co.nz


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