Q&A - The 5 Most Common Questions I Get Asked

1. What supplies do you use?


My DM’s are filled with messages regarding the tools and supplies that are used for calligraphy.


Investing in good tools and supplies is absolutely essential for a good learning experience.


Here’s a list of all of my favorite tools and supplies be it inks, nibs, tech essentials, or accessories - I’ve got you covered.


2. How should I price my work?


How do I price my work?”, “Am I charging too little?”, “Are my prices so expensive that I may not get clients at this rate?’ “ I provided a quote to a potential client, but she ghosted me”

Do you resonate with these thoughts and questions? I get you, my friend.

I have finally found my PRICING FORMULA. And I’m sharing it with you because I wish I had these resources when I was starting out.


3. I want to learn calligraphy, how can I start?


Over the years of building a creative business around calligraphy, I’ve also had thousands of students who’ve shown interest in learning this art form with us.


We’re soon launching an online course on copperplate calligraphy, it’s an in-depth course for beginners as well as seasoned calligraphers to learn and refine this script.

But another free resource is the calligraphy section of our blog - we have elaborate blogs on various topics, be it tools and supplies, common mistakes or helpful tips and tricks.


There are a lot of great resources available online, an example would be Joe Vitolo's handout on copperplate calligraphy.


4. Do you teach engraving?


Engraving has tremendously picked up in India and it’s so nice to see the growing interest in this art form. We don’t teach engraving yet but have a step-by-step tutorial for you, click here to check it out.


Additionally, here are links to two of our Instagram lives with engraving demonstrations -

  1. Q&A W/ Kestrel Montes - Maker of the Ink Me This engraver

  2. Live Demonstration W/ Rachna Takewala and Niti Mehta

We have loads of information packed in the blog and these lives, this should definitely help you get started.



5. How can I get clients?


Last but not the least, let's talk about clients.


If you're in the process of building a creative business, then let's not forget that our business revolves around our client.


Here are few of our blogs that will tell you how to get your first client, provide them with a satisfactory experience and also when you should say no to a client (you should definitely check out this one)