Bonjour | Hi!
I'm Erin and I'm the 30-something full-time calligrapher and engraver behind Neilson Letters Calligraphy. I’m incredibly passionate about my calligraphy, engraving 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, and have been recently published in the book Handstyle Lettering: 20th Anniversary Edition ! (See my portfolio here)
I'm also the former president of La Société des calligraphes do Montréal! Je suis bilingue! mais ma langue maternelle est l'anglais. Si vous voulez communiquer avec moi en français, n'hésitez pas. :)
I promise to bring my calligraphy expertise and professionalism to your special event and make your details just right.
I Love to Learn
Because of this, I'm able to offer many different script options for my clientsLike I mentioned, I started studying calligraphy in 2015 and once I caught the calligraphy bug, I couldn't stop taking workshops and classes!
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
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
Copperplate Calligraphy - Lowercase & Uppercase
Carol DuBosch | 2020
Martha Laurens | 2020
Spencerian Script - Lowercase & Uppercase
Maria Helena | 2020
Seastones - The Smooth Journey to Flourishing
Claudio Gil | 2020
Bruta LaGrafia, Calligraphy Beyond Styles
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
Kalo Chu | 2022
Refine Your Script - Engrosser's 4 Week Workshop
Michael Sull | 2022
Scribes Spencerian Saga - Hosted by Martha Laurens
Doris Wai | 2022
Michelle Clemen | 2023
Fundamentals of Bottle Painting
How This Works
... a bit about my process for on-site activations
1. CONNECT & TALK
Reach out HERE to tell me about your vision! Within 24-48 hours we'll talk though your vision in detail, either through video chat or a phone call
2. QUOTE & CONTRACT
Within 24 hours of our chat, you'll be getting an email with a brief overview of our discussion, which will also include a detailed Quote & Contract for you to look over and then book me
Once booked, I will require samples to test. I will email photos of these tests for your approval to ensure brand standards are adhered to during the event
4. EVENT DAY
On event day, I will arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the official start time to prepare my table/area. Once the event starts, I'll be ready to create those special memories for your guests!
One the on-site event is complete, I will send you the final invoice within 24 hours, along with a feedback survey so you can give me any feedback to help me improve my services
(For more information about in-studio contracts please reach out directly here for a custom quote)
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!