Lianda LudwigProfessional Calligrapher and Artist
My name is Lianda Ludwig and I have been a professional calligrapher providing calligraphy services since 1979. OMG! It’s amazing how time flies!! You probably realize that’s an old photo of me!
When I lived in New York, I had the pleasure and privilege to study with many of the world’s most respected calligraphers. I learned from the best! My hand calligraphy was frequently seen in the Plaza Hotel, and was commissioned by prominent people and celebrities. Before technology moved ahead, even with the ancient art of calligraphy, most of the work I did was addressing enelopes for weddings and other events. But now I rarely address envelopes. I have the joy of designing quotes, poems and other text and combining it with photography or artwork. Believe me, it’s a lot more challenging AND fun! Doing calligraphy is 99% happy work. The only sad work is doing memorials- especially for young people.
I no longer reside in New York. In 1996 I followed my heart’s desire and moved to Tucson, Arizona, to be in warm weather near beautiful mountains. I recently moved again, and now live in San Diego. (but I still really miss Tucson!)
Although my calligraphy services are done by handwriting your text, I learned how to combine calligraphy with photography with using Photoshop. It was HARD and took quite a while. But now I do something entirely unique: Photoshop Magic– combining YOUR personal photographs (even selfies) with my calligraphy and print the art piece on a variety of different surfaces (canvas, wood, acrylic, glass and yes, paper) that are ready to hang, right out of the box!
I have worked with people from many countries- mostly English speaking. I’ve even worked with our soldiers around the world to make sure their loved ones had anniversary or birthday calligraphy gifts delivered to them in the U.S. And, I ship calligraphy pieces all over the country.
I’d be delighted to collaborate with you on a calligraphy piece for a gift or for yourself! So, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me to find out more.
Shop With Confidence
You undoubtably have noticed that I answered your request for information within a day. Yes, I live next to my computer! But seriously, I pride myself in excellent customer service. My calligraphy services include proof reading your text to fix any grammatical or spelling errors (I have a Masters Degree in Education).
I will explain exactly how the process of ordering calligraphy ahead of time. I will do my utmost best to stay within your budget (if possible). I explain how my fees are determined.
Because we have collaborated on a plan before I being your calligraphy poem or text, you will know what to expect. That’s why I ask you to write to me using my contact form rather than calling. I can remember much better when things are written down! LOL. That way we BOTH have the information we’ve agreed upon. However, if you absolutely need to speak with me, just provide your phone, time zone and best time to reach you.
When I’ve completed writing the calligraphy and the design work on your calligraphy project I will send you the first look at the calligraphy. At this point I can make any small changes, moving headings, adjusting size and fixing any errors. I’m not a computer, and unfortunately, sometimes I do make errors- but of course, I will correct them at no additional charge. Once the corrections are made, I’ll send you the corrected copy for your approval. Paying the balance for the piece at this point is construed as your acceptance of the final design. It’s ordered and shipped off to you.
Yes, I have made a two ordering errors- I have gotten confused with the type of framing when I get multiple changes in what my customer finally decided upon. But the buck stops here: If I make the mistake, I pay for the correction and you get just what you want. That’s my promise to you.
I am always thrilled when my customer takes the time to write back and tell me how much they love the calligraphy. Unfortunately, not all people take the time to write after they receive the final piece. But you can read my “rave reviews” to feel confident in ordering my calligraphy services.