August Artist of the Month: Erin Mutty | @nobhilljane

For the month of August, we chose Erin as the Artist of the Month. She specializes in modern calligraphy & hand lettered custom signage for weddings, celebrations & events. We really love her Wedding designs and decided to feature her for this month! 

August Artist of the Month: Erin Mutty (@nobhilljane)

Hi, I’m Erin, the owner of Nob Hill Jane®, a Cheshire, Connecticut based calligraphy studio specializing in modern calligraphy and hand lettered custom signage.  Nob Hill Jane® offers a wide array of services including envelope addressing, place cards, table numbers and favor tags, as well as hand lettered custom “day of” signage like welcome signs, seating charts, menu boards and bar signage.  Working with all types of media such as acrylic, mirrors, wood and lots more, Nob Hill Jane® has you covered from engagement to the wedding day! 

I discovered calligraphy after taking a beginner dip pen calligraphy lesson from a friend, and became immediately obsessed with all things lettering.  What started out as a hobby quickly turned into a business while I split my time between practicing law and raising two young boys with my husband.  In 2018, I decided to stop practicing law after fifteen years and go all in with Nob Hill Jane®. I took the proverbial “leap of faith” as they say, and I haven’t looked back. One the best decisions I’ve ever made – Nob Hill Jane® is now a full service calligraphy studio.  Love what you do and do what you love! I just feel so honored that I get to be a part of my client’s celebrations & special days. 

What do you love most about being a calligrapher

The creativity & versatility!  There are so many different ways to letter the same word, and I just love the creative process of finding the perfect style for a particular event.  The style of lettering used helps convey the desired mood and enhances the overall feel – when properly done, hand lettered pieces bring a cohesive and custom look to an event. 

Those seemingly small details really do make a big impact.  I enjoy finding ways to incorporate personal touches into the pieces I create, whether its curating a set of vintage stamps for invitation envelopes that relates to where they met, or including a lyric from a favorite song in some of the “day of” signage.  It’s all about those personal & custom details!

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Staying active and healthy is really important to me – I love to wake up early and get my workout in, and then enjoy a good cup of coffee and breakfast with my family. I also really enjoy baking, volunteering at my boys’ school and going on long walks with our Labrador puppy, Lucy.   

If you’d like to see more of my work, you can follow along on Instagram @nopbhilljane or visit my website, www.nobhilljane.com