Calligraphy and Candy inspired Valentine’s Day Boudoir Photoshoot

I say YES to any opportunity to work with Natalie Sinisgalli. Not only is she one of my favorite people, but she’s SO talented, and the fact that she’s also in Rochester, NY makes me love her even more! For Valentine’s Day I was asked to contribute¬†some calligraphy to a beautiful styled shoot with some other incredible local ladies. I’m always honored to be asked to represent as a local designer. I loved working with red and pink to break up my regular black and white mix. White calligraphy on a bold envelope is such an amazing combo, I can’t get enough! I also experimented with calligraphy on vellum, which is another timeless option – I love seeing a vellum envelope for a really fun invitation. I hope you had a lovely day, and ate lost of chocolate, because obviously that’s the most important part of February 14th!

Model: Gina Mattice
Hair & Makeup: Special Occasion Hair Design
Nails: Sunless2Go
Rose: Stacy K Floral
Valentines: Sugar & Type
Video: Julia Hart Productions
Photography: Natalie SinisgallI Photography

Head over to Natalie’s site to see all the wonderful ladies, and the beautiful images from this fun Valentine’s day shoot!

Ilana Griffo Calligraphy

Learn Lettering with Me!

Skillshare with Ilana Griffo

I get emails from you guys asking how I got started in lettering, and all of your requests inspired me to start creating classes online to help you add to your design toolbox! In my first online class, I’m teaching you one method for creating custom lettering pieces in Adobe Illustrator.

My class is available on Skillshare, and I want you to enroll! If you’re not familiar, Skillshare is an online learning community for creatives. It’s home to thousands of classes from business to cooking.

Even if you’re familiar with vectorizing your lettering, I hope you’ll enroll to learn a new approach, or pick up some new tricks. If you’re interested in a different type of class, please let me know as I’ll be teaching multiple courses over the next few months.

Thanks so much for your time, and for inspiring me to create this class! Message me if you have ideas for other classes, and I can’t wait to see what you create!

Travel Packing Printable

I always do a lot of traveling in the fall, and I was feeling stressed about packing in a carry on for so many different trips in one week. I made a bunch of lists, and decided to turn it into an organized printable for you to enjoy!Sugar and Type free packing printable

There’s plenty of room the bottom to add extras, but this will cover all of your essentials! Don’t forget to tag us on instagram @sugarandtype, and tell us about your travels!