Welcome to Kristen Leigh Lettering + Design! Established in 2015, we are a boutique design studio specializing in all things lettering and calligraphy. So whether you're looking for the perfect invitation to set the tone for your wedding or you'd just like a hand lettered quote to give your home a unique touch, you've come to the right place! My pursuit is simple- give my clients the same joy in their handcrafted piece as the joy I get out of creating it. I value each and every project that comes across my desk, and believe that no project is too big or too small.
As a self taught calligrapher, I had a much different start to my business than many others. I began my career as an elementary school teacher and when my husband and I started our family, we made the decision that I would stay home to raise our sweet daughter. That same year, I happened to have several close friends getting married. Since I was "the crafty one", I was asked to create special pieces for their weddings- chalkboard program boards, seating chart displays, place cards, and envelope addressing. I immediately fell in love and knew I had found a new passion, without any idea that it would turn into a business. Fast forward a few years, a lot of coffee and an Etsy shop later- here we are! I'm so grateful to be able to do what I love and to be able to work with such inspiring creatives every day.
When I'm not sketching or writing (which isn't often), I enjoy running with my dog and spending time with my sweet family. My husband and I love to travel, so although it's more of a challenge now with a toddler in tow, we hop to visit new places as much as we can. We're also native Houstonians, so when we're not exploring other cities we like to take in what our hometown has to offer.