In the 1950s when penmanship was part of every elementary school curriculum, it was not only my favorite subject, but also the one In which I excelled. So it was not surprising that some 20 years later while attending a small dinner party, I was drawn to the host’s hand written place cards. A few weeks later, I enrolled in a calligraphy class at Pentalic in New York City. After years of practice and further classes at The New School and Calligraphy Workshop, I launched the Judith Ness Design Studio over 40 years ago.
Our clients include The New York Botanic Garden, The Juilliard School, The American Ballet Theatre, The Academy in Rome, The John Soane Foundation, The Aspen Institute and Janet Simon Inc., as well as the top NYC wedding and event planners.
We are based in New York City, but have clients across the country. I have been a member of The Society of Scribes for more than 25 years.
- Custom Hand Calligraphy or Typeset
- Weddings Suites, Save the Dates, Ceremony Programs, Menus
- Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and Other Social Functions
- Envelope addressing
- Escort cards
- Place cards
- Table numbers
- Escort boards
Day of Event
- Calligrapher on site
- Event decor
Plus anything you don’t see here… just ask!