Hi, I’m Dawn Nicole!
I create custom playful lettering and illustration for clients and brands. I also make workbooks, Procreate Brushes, and online courses for busy creatives who want to learn hand-lettering and calligraphy.
Want to learn how to create colorful, dynamic lettering? I can help you rock the art of playful lettering and brush calligraphy while sprinkling in a little creative fun and a lot of inspiration without the overwhelm of figuring out how to learn it on your own.
Some of my most recent projects include designing the book cover for “Be Kind to Yourself” by Megan Logan for Better Day Books and doing live calligraphy in-store for the Kendra Scott in downtown Charleston, SC.
One of my most memorable projects was designing a coloring book-style Valentine’s Day doughnut box for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.
NEW! I just signed the contract for my next lettering project. It will take the next 6-8 months, and I’ll be spilling the big news soon!
EIGHT RANDOM Facts About Me
I’m friendly, so people are always surprised to find out I’m an extreme introvert and completely content to hang out by myself for days on end.
I love kindness, coffee, ampersands, reading, and Thai food.
My go-to outfit: ripped jeans, a black off-the-shoulder tee, and oversized hoop earrings.
I’m an Air Force wife, and I’ve been married to my husband for 15 years. Sometimes he flies a C-17 cargo plane; other times, he “flies a desk.” We have three kiddos (ages 10, 12, and 14), two Germans Shepherds, and one giant Great Dane.
Places we’ve lived: Charleston AFB (South Carolina), Altus AFB (Oklahoma), Scott AFB (Illinois), Maxwell AFB (Alabama), Ramstein AB (Germany), Charleston AFB (again), and in Spring 2022, we moved back to Scott AFB (near my hometown of St. Louis).
Traveling is a significant source of inspiration for me. We’ve been to Australia, France, Spain, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, the Netherlands, and Kerry, Ireland.
I’m known for being easy to work with and always, always, always on time.
My favorite bible verse is Proverbs 16:24.
Kind words are like honey-sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.
MISSION STATEMENT: Educate. Uplift. Inspire.
My mission as a lettering artist is to educate and inspire makers to get creative daily while embracing a spirit of community over competition.
I believe that growing your lettering skills is a life-long journey and that you’re only in competition with yourself. We’re here to have fun!