About Anne Robin Calligraphy + Design
Anne Robin Calligraphy + Design is a lettering and design studio based in Los Angeles, focusing on a luxurious, clean, and modern edge with an ethereal feel. We offer both semi-custom and custom invitation suites, as well as hand lettering and design for other event stationery needs.
Behind The Brand
Your best pieces of advice for event planning?
My biggest piece of advice with wedding stationery is to start booking your vendors in advance. Many stationers and calligraphers can only take a certain number of clients per week/month/year, so especially if you want a custom invitation and hand calligraphy, try to book as soon as possible. The design process for custom invites can take months, and hand calligraphy takes time as well. I cannot tell you the number of people who have called me saying they need 250 envelopes done in 2 days. Even if I didn’t have other deadlines that week (which I always do), it is practically not humanly possible to do that many envelopes so quickly.
What was the spark for your brand? Where did the story begin?
I learned the basics of calligraphy as a kid, and did small jobs for friends while in Junior High and High School. When I moved to NYC to pursue a career in dance after college, I was working in restaurants to support myself and hating every second. I decided to try out the calligraphy thing in New York. It took off and I quit my restaurant job (and also quit dancing) and over the years, my business has evolved into more of a design studio as I have learned more and more about stationery and graphic design.
What inspires you creatively?
I have always been a museum and art lover and draw so much inspiration from modern art. I also am constantly inspired by fashion and by color. Lately, politics has also ignited a passion in me that drives a lot of my work outside of the wedding space.
Most memorable place you’ve travelled?
Italy – I’ve only spent a total of about a month there but I feel like it is my real home. Obviously, the food cannot be beat, but I also love the sound of the language and the landscape of the country is so stunningly beautiful.
On a typical weekend we’ll find you?
Trying to fit at least one workout in, and always at the farmer’s market first thing Sunday morning, but mostly juggling my 2 wild boys.
A favorite quote?
“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.” — Maya Angelou