Meet the Small Business Owner: Hand Letterer and Calligrapher Emily Poe-Crawford
Many people hear calligrapher and think of a person with nice handwriting, but Emily Poe-Crawford knows that it is more than good writing - it’s art. Emily is a hand letterer and calligrapher and sells her pieces on Etsy, an online store. This summer, she took off time from her schedule to talk to WFDD Radio Camper Quinn McCrea about her work.
I have always really enjoyed making things for people, like gifts for friends. When I was growing up, instead of buying a card, I would make one, like for my mom or dad for their birthday or Christmas. So, when I finished my Master’s degree and didn’t really know where to go from there, I was like maybe I can use a skill that I know I have and turn that into a business.
So I have a Master’s degree in English and I love reading. So a lot of my inspiration comes from books that I read. I’m also a big music nerd so if I hear lyrics that I really love or that speak to me, I’ll sometimes just jot down a phrase that stuck out and try to use that somehow.