I’ve been an entrepreneur for over 20 years and own two companies in Atlanta. I started my web design company, Bella Web Design, Inc. in 1998 and Inkwell Designers in 2016.
I learned calligraphy as a child, then put it away for a few decades. I took it up again after a personal tragedy hit my family a few years ago as therapy. I found it helped me in ways I never understood until now. I never dreamed it would take me this far and we’re expanding and growing our client list and projects every year.
I have been called the “Fastest Engraver and/or Embosser in the South” because I can see lines very clearly when I engrave or emboss and don’t waste precious time with drawing lines or doing layouts as many others do. I have been known to engrave a fragrance bottle or emboss a leather book in less than 2 minutes at events with no mistakes because our clients want as many people to experience our services as possible without wasting inventory. We save our clients both precious time and money.
I started by creating wedding invitations and signs and then added calligraphy to anything I could get my hands on including engraving glass, metal, leather, crystal and wood. I learned how to emboss leather and our company really took off. Our customer base has since doubled and now includes clients such as Hermés, Charlotte Tilbury, Christian Dior, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s, Whole Foods, Dillard’s, Macy’s and many international companies worldwide.
I am also an art agent and represent artists helping them find work including calligraphers, engravers, web designers and many more. I’ve met many artists who struggle with contracts, sales, accounting, marketing and basic business concepts. Artists only want to concentrate on their work and not have to worry about finding clients and billing. It made sense for me to expand my talents to represent both online and offline artists.
Inkwell’s success is a direct result of my web design and online marketing expertise and experience, which has evolved into a passion for bringing calligraphy and hand engraving artists together with both brides and businesses around the globe. I have personally served over 1,552 companies in my over 20-year career.
I have called Atlanta home for over 25 years. I am the mother of two daughters and enjoy singing, knitting, crochet, hand engraving, leather embossing, watercolor painting and riding around on my Triumph and Moto Guzzi motorcycles. I am a member of IAMPETH (International Association of Master Penman, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting) and the Guild of Glass Engravers. Call or text me directly at 770 823 1673 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to personally talking to you very soon!
Desiree’s calligraphy, chalk design and hand engraving work has been seen around the world. Follow her on Instagram to see more of her calligraphy and hand engraving. If you’re looking for a special, personalized gift for a birthday, anniversary, wedding or event or a certified master calligraphy engraving specialist to engrave on-site at your next event, contact Desiree directly at 770 823 1673 to get started!