Emma Vonder Haar
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Why hire a lettering artist? 

In a world filled with images, make sure that yours stand out. Lettering created by hand adds a human element to a form that has become so mechanized through the use of commercial typography and overused stock images. However, type created by hand is entirely unique and one hundred percent original to your project, brand, and style. 

My process begins with an idea and my hardbound sketchbook, where I take notes and consult with clients about their vision. From there, I brainstorm ideas and begin to sketch them out. As I develop letterforms with a pencil, I go through multiple drafts in order to create the perfect type. Then, I use ink and tracing paper to create concrete images and sharpen edges. I then send a proof to the client for approval, to ensure that the client is involved in every step of the process.  For images to be used in web or print (as opposed to hand drawn signs or murals), I then rely on the computer, only to scan in and clean up letters. 

My work has taken me through a number of mediums, and I'm always looking for new projects to work on, from small (tiny wedding reception place cards) to large (huge lettering murals) and everything in between. My work has been featured in publications for Southwest Airlines and local publications as well. I love creating chalk menus for restaurants, wedding invitations for brides, quote murals for businesses, hand-lettered logos for small business owners,  custom t-shirt designs, and original home artwork and more. 

Hiring a hand lettering artist can help you grow your brand, your business, or your blog by setting you apart from the competition. Let me help you by creating imagery that is customized and unique to who you are and make your vision come to life through hand lettering. 


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