Hello there, I’m Hélène, the one-woman band behind Smitten with Ink.
Let me take you for a little tour behind the scenes.
A few things about me
I am a self-taught calligrapher & designer. Prior to this venture, I was a chartered accountant (technically still am!) but the shift to a creative life happened when I was on maternity leave and I found calligraphy as a way to be more mindful.
I am French but after nearly 15 years in London, this is truly home and I consider myself a real Londoner. Although I love the city life, I do miss the mountains and the ocean air so I make sure to go back to the French Basque Country every summer. It’s a great way to recharge my energy levels.
Some of my favourite things and in no particular order: marshmallows, evenings watching Netflix, roller-skating (albeit badly), mid-century modern interior design, strolls on the South Bank in London, taking pictures of random things when I’m out and about, my leather jacket which I manage to wear 75% of the year, a good exhibition at the V&A.
Smitten with Ink
Smitten with Ink is a stationery design & calligraphy studio based in Wimbledon, South West London.
It specialises in modern wedding stationery that reflects your personality and tells your love story through hand drawn original illustrations & bespoke calligraphy.
The designs I create have a minimalist and timeless quality to them. It’s all about finding the perfect combination of colour palette, typography and calligraphy that will achieve the aesthetic envisioned by my couples.
I bring a lot of love into my work, making sure each piece receives the highest level of care and attention.
Helene designed all the stationery for our wedding. Her artwork, creativity & attention to detail was exquisite. We gave her a basic idea of what we were looking for and let her get creative with it and we were blown away with the results. All our guests complimented us on the stationery as well.
Helene always puts love and passion into her work and we would definitely look to work with her again for any other stationery needs.
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