HI, I'M NAS

I'm a hand letterer based in Dunedin, New Zealand. I specialise in modern calligraphy.

I never expected to end up here but I'm so glad I did. I come from a web design background and I've always loved fonts. It wasn't until recently that I picked up a pen and started drawing the letters myself.

It all started with my own wedding, nearly two years ago. I had been out of the web design industry for several years, but my upcoming nuptials saw me turn back to my design days to create my own invitations, stationary, wedding website and phone app.

Of course I spent many hours on Pinterest - and how could I not swoon over all of that beautiful modern calligraphy adorning wedding stationary and signs. And so I attempted my own hand lettered chalkboard signs. They were a big hit and made my day just that little bit more special. They were even featured on the super stylish Paper and Lace wedding blog! However, it wasn't until another year had passed that I picked up my pens (and paintbrushes) again and started to form a deep love with lettering. 

This time my lettering journey found it's way on to Instagram. There, I met an amazing community of people just as obsessed with pens as I am. It was a way to learn, connect and record my progress. Little did I know that people would actually want to follow me - and want to purchase my work! As the momentum grew I started wanting to share my work with more and more people. 

It brings me so much joy to create something that people want to display in their home, wedding or business.

When I'm not lettering, or at my non-lettering job, I'm usually hanging out with my Welsh husband, and our brood of animals. We are proud parents to Lolli cat, Rosie dog, seven chickens (yes they have names) and a small herd of calves. 

We live in a beautiful rural spot just north of Dunedin city. We're so fortunate to live in such an amazing place and we try to make the most of it. 

Our land is hilly and rugged, and we often throw on our gumboots and spend the afternoon roaming around the place with the dog and cat in tow. 

When the sea mist rolls in, you'll find me by the fire with my sketchbook and a glass or two of red.

 

If there's anything at all I can help you with, please don't hesitate to come say hi!

Nas Shannon Hand Lettering Studio

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