I'm Erin and I'm the 30-something full-time calligrapher behind Neilson Letters Calligraphy. I’m incredibly passionate about my calligraphy and personalisation business because I believe that beauty is found in the details.
My professional calligraphy journey in Montreal began in 2019, but I started learning in 2015 (Read more about my start here).
Since going full-time, I have worked with amazing brands and incredible clients that have showcased my love of the written word! (See my gallery here)
I'm also currently the president of La Société des calligraphes do Montréal!
I promise to bring my calligraphy expertise and professionalism to your special event and make your details just right.
I Love To Learn
Like I mentioned, I started studying calligraphy in 2015 and once I caught the calligraphy bug, I couldn't stop taking workshops and classes!
Because of this, I'm able to offer many different script options for my clients
These are the workshops and teachers I've been lucky enough to have learned from over the years.
Joy Deneen | Winter 2015/16
An Introduction to Copperplate with Imagine Joy
Joy Deneen | 2017
Barbara Close | 2017
Pointed Pen Variations
Joy Deneen | 2018
Level 2 - Continuation with the Pointed Pen
Rachel Yallop | 2018
Copperplate Variations & the Ruling Pen
Rick Paulus | 2019
The Calligrapher's Process - From Conception to Completion
The Truly Flexible Pointed Pen
Marco Chioini | 2020
Christopher Haanes | 2020
Italics Correspondence Course
Yves Leterme | 2020
Built-Up Caps Online
Pat Blair | 2020
Copperplate Calligraphy - Lowercase & Uppercase
Carol DuBosch | 2020
Martha Laurens | 2020
Spencerian Script - Lowercase & Uppercase
Maria Helena | 2020
Seastones - The Smooth Journey to Flourishing
Skyler Chubak | 2021
An Vanhentenrijik | 2021
Adventures with the Pointed Pen
Carol DuBosch | 2021
Lorna Mulligan | 2021
Paul Antonio | 2021
Schin Loong | 2021
John Stevens | 2022
Brush Roman Capitals
A Bit About
Also, I'm sort of a solo - preneur! I say "sort of" because I have an office assistant named Bruce, but he's pretty useless. (Not to worry, he's just my green-cheeked conure and he can't read...hence useless). He just sits on his cage most of the day and judges my work!
While he judges me, I am always working hard on various projects, I believe that inspiration can be found wherever you look.
Et je suis billingue! mais ma langue maternelle est l'anglais. Si vous voulez communiquer avec moi en français, n'hésitez pas. :)
How It Works
Reach out HERE to tell me about your vision
Within 24-48 hours, we'll talk through your vision in detail, either through video chat, or a phone call
3. QUOTE & CONTRACT
Within 24 hours, you'll be getting a detailed Quote and Contract for you to sign that will include everything we discussed
Once I receive your deposit and/or materials, your work ends, and mine fully begins! The artistic details you expect are being created. We'll stay connected throughout the process - updates will be given as needed
Your detailed artistic vision is complete and ready for pick-up!
(For more information about in-store brand activations, please reach out here for further information)
Je suis tellement contente d’avoir choisi les services de Erin Neilson pour mon projet « Mehdi 50 » , le résultat dépassaient de loin toutes mes espérances! Je recommande vivement ses services pour vos projets. En attendant d’avoir à faire de nouveau avec Erin , je lui souhaite de magnifiques projets à venir.
Audacieuse Vanille, Chalkboard Signage
Erin did a phenomenal job! Our menu boards are now beautiful, fancy and fit the atmosphere of our store. It’s a game changer : we can see clients paying a lot more attention to our menu now! Thank you!!
- Paulina | Owner
Jess & Olivier,
Erin personalized my wedding invitations and they were AMAZING. The hand made touch added so much flair and made them very distinguished. 10/10.
Erin a personnaliser mes invitations de mariages et elles étaient GÉNIALES. La petite touche faite à la main les a rendu tellement plus chiques et distinguées! 10/10
Working with Erin was easy from start to finish! So professional and the calligraphy was perfectly done
- Melinda Bishara | Digital Graphic Designer
Chris & Phil,
It was a pleasure to work with Erin and her calligraphy services. From the moment of initial inquiry to the completion of the work, Erin was great at communicating how the process flows and answered all of our questions. I would certain recommend her services - 5 stars!