Hello! I'm Nika (the one in the trench coat) and you can often find me either at my desk, or in my reading chair. I'm constantly doing calligraphy or design work, even if it's not for a client. Or, I'm reading something from one of my six bookshelves (it's been said that I have a problem, but I disagree).
My love for calligraphy and antique paper comes from my grandfather. He gave me my first fountain pen when I was in my early teens, and I remember always flipping through his collection of leather bound, marbled books when I would visit. Always in search of creative outlets, discovering calligraphy felt very natural for me.
Originally, I started to practice Copperplate, a classic calligraphy script. Since then, antique and vintage handwriting have greatly influenced my different calligraphy styles, as well as my design aesthetic. I've spent the better part of two years of my life abroad, both living in France and taking every opportunity to see new places. This has also influenced my design aesthetic, and my desire to create organic & elegant calligraphy.
On the other hand, I'm a graduate student at Georgetown University, specializing in biosecurity issues and female suicide bombers. This is a passion I've had since college, and trying to make the world a better place is something I'm deeply passionate about.
I live with my boyfriend of seven years (the Co. in the business name) and love nothing more than cooking dinner and spending the night drinking tea on the couch. With the cat on my lap, of course.