Founder, Professional Calligrapher
Raquel is a Greater Seattle calligrapher whose attention details is no surprise when it comes to calligraphy. A private airplane pilot, Raquel understands both the technical necessity and the artistic influence that make calligraphy (not unlike flying) a graceful art.
Raquel finds power in the written word, and dedicates herself to developing unique fonts and designs that serve to soothe, inspire, and lift the spirit.
Not only a calligrapher on paper, Raquel has applied her designs to glass, metal, and leather through engraving and foil methods. Skills that have allowed her to provide companies like Nordstrom, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co, Diptyque, Jo Malone, and Dior with on-site, live calligraphy and engraving services.
A Brief History of Calligraphy
Some of the oldest calligraphy is Oracle bone script dating back to the China's Shang (Yin) Dynasty around 1600 BC. The "Law of Writing" had heavy influence in Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese writing, making its way throughout Europe.
RD Calligraphy honors the history of calligraphy, dedicated to the practice of giving spirit to each hand lettered character, word, and phrase.
Raquel's extraordinary talent for calligraphy lies in her ability to capture the nuances, feelings, and emotions in every word she crafts. Even the simplest letters are translated declarations of beauty and elegance. It is an honor to have her art in my home and to share with friends.
Raquel's impeccable customer service and skill is a valuable resource for our clients who are in need of on-the-spot customization for gifts and purchases.