For more than 20 years Barbara Callow has been creating custom calligraphy and hand lettering for diverse clientele, ranging from intimate private parties and small businesses to large corporations, marketing and advertising agencies. After earning a Master’s degree in Creative Arts, she continued her studies with a variety of nationally and internationally renowned calligraphers.
Barbara has been featured in publications such as Martha Stewart Weddings, In Style Magazine, Modern Bride, and Letter Arts Review, and her work has been exhibited in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington DC. She also frequently performs as an on-site calligrapher for Gucci’s Celebrity Fundraisers in New York and Beverly Hills, as well as locally for organizations such as the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the San Francisco Opera, and others.
Besides working with many memorable brides worldwide, some of Barbara’s clients include: American Conservatory Theater, Chanel, Dom Perignon, Hermes, Macy’s, Marcel Schurman, Niebaum-Coppola Winery, Pottery Barn, Saks Fifth Avenue, San Francisco Giants, Smuin Ballet, Tiffany & Company, Vogue, Wells Fargo Bank and Williams Sonoma.
Barbara’s unique and elegant style of calligraphy can fill all your bridal needs-- from addressing envelopes for invitations, save-the dates and menus, to penning place cards and table assignments as well as addressing envelopes for birth announcements, anniversary parties, bar/bat mitvahs, graduations, business meetings, convention or special events. She is also available for design services, such as designing and calligraphing invitations, menus, certificates and resolutions, creating product packages and labels, headlines, logos, title designs and greeting cards.
Barbara works with wedding planners, printers, letterpress artists, and designers from coast-to-coast. Her experience, reliability and level-headed sense of humor as well as her large network of available resource people and services have provided many brides throughout the country with reassuring and necessary support as well as important bridal protocol information.
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2 Reviews for Barbara Callow Calligraphy
Recommended by 96% of couples
S · Married on 10/15/2011
I cannot recommend Barbara highly enough! Her work is so amazing and really added a fantastic touch to the invitations, placecards and tablenames that she prepared for us. Her work was absolutely flawless.Sent on 11/01/2011
Anna · Married on 06/10/2011
Absolutely amazing! Barbara and Jessica are sweet and very talented! I had a specific design in mind for my invitations and programs and they did it so beautifully – better than I could have imagined myself!Sent on 10/11/2011
Invitations were complemented on by many people well after they have been sent out. I ordered the programs kind of last minute and they still managed to be perfect. I wanted the programs to be attached to wooden sticks but since it was all last minute I didn’t have time to actually get the sticks. Jessica actually went to the store for me on her way home and got me those sticks. Both Barbara and Jessica are very helpful and their work just speaks for itself.
Beautiful calligraphy, gracious service, and incredible professionalism! Barbara was our calligrapher-of-choice when I managed regional bridal services for Tiffany & Co. In fact, I've used her beautiful handiwork on invitations for major clients, a Head-of-State reception for then-Prime Minister Tony Blair, as well as weddings for discerning couples. Nothing beats the look and personal touch of calligraphy for special events.