Hi there! I’m Alicia the calligrapher, designer, and creator of Proof & Parchment. Most days you can find me bopping between working on my calligraphy business and raising my daughter Madelynn.
Throughout my days I work with pointed pen calligraphy to design beautiful envelopes, invitations, and signage for special events. I am so lucky to get to bring to life my customer’s vision and create the first impression shared with their guests.
When I’m not busy working on writing out envelopes or sketching new invitation suites you can catch me settling in to my new home and community in Pittsburgh, PA. Which mostly includes checking out parks with the family and eating at as many local restaurants and coffee shops as possible (Reginald’s Coffee is ahhhmazing!). I also love trying new activities like Y6 hot yoga and Burn Boot Camp.
I self-taught myself dip pen calligraphy and did my first full set of envelopes for my wedding in 2017. You can say I was hooked from the start!
I ran my hand lettered gift shop from Europe, taught calligraphy classes, and practiced hundreds of hours of calligraphy.
Between the transition to motherhood and figuring out my business these years have been a whirlwind. I have slowly transitioned from my handlettering shop to full on wedding stationery. There’s been a lot of ups and downs but definitely worth it to get closer to what I want to be doing all the time.
I moved to Budapest, Hungary as a newlywed and opened my first Etsy Shop for Proof & Parchment, which officially launched my business.
What a year! We moved back to Pittsburgh, bought a house, and had our first kid . . . during the pandemic. Plus I kept running my Etsy shop while also starting to plan how P&P would evolve.
And that brings us to now, where I am happily living in Pittsburgh with my family and spending my days creating wedding invitations, addressing envelopes, & more!