Lana's Lettering
custom calligraphy & invitation design

About

Hi friends! Thanks for stopping by and checking out my work. I’m Elana Hopman, owner of Lana’s Lettering. Since you’re here, I know we’ve got  something major in common: a deep appreciation and love for the old-fashioned art of calligraphy and elegant handwriting. 

In 2009, when color-coded spreadsheets at my office job stopped being a sufficient creative outlet, I took my first calligraphy class and fell in love with the calming, meditative art of this writing style. Soon enough, what began as a hobby became a business: I officially launched Lana’s Lettering in 2015.

When you hire me, you get someone who is passionate, hard-working, and probably over-excited about your project. That’s because I love what I do: Lettering demands perfection and artistry, and for a type-A creative like me, it’s the perfect combination. There is no satisfaction quite like a stack of flawlessly addressed envelopes, and being part of people’s big moments — even in a behind-the-scenes way — is intensely gratifying. I’ve worked on weddings from New York to California, Texas to Michigan. It’s not only nuptials that calls for one-of-a-kind, personalized lettering: I’ve also created signs and mailings for birthdays, bar mitzvahs, and other special occasions, as well as lettered poems and framed prints. 

After ten years in New York City, where I attended college, met my husband, and worked my first jobs, I moved back to my home state of Michigan, where I live with my two cats, a dog, a husband, and a toddler. When I’m not spending time with my family, you’ll find me reading a magazine (paper, of course!), sipping on an iced latte or a glass of prosecco, and obsessing over Michigan’s first Container Store.  

About Elana

Hello!

My name is Elana Hopman, and I’m a calligrapher who does lettering for invitations, place cards, signs, poems, and so much more. After ten years in New York City, where I attended college, had my first jobs, and met my husband, I returned to my home state of Michigan.

For me, calligraphy is the perfect mix of two very different sides of my personality: my type-A need for precision and perfection and my creative spirit. I’m obsessed with the power of calligraphy and lettering to transform words from mundane to ahhh-worthy. I believe words matter, and if you have something you’d like written out beautifully, I’d love to help! I’ve done lettering for weddings from New York to California, Michigan to Texas, as well as signage for special occasions and frameable poems and announcements. To see samples of my work, including videos of my lettering, visit my Instagram or browse a full portfolio.  

When you hire me, you get someone who is passionate, hard-working, and probably over-excited about your project — drop me a line, so we can get started talking about what you’d like written!

 

Info

 

Post Office Box 867

Birmingham, MI 48009

lanaslettering (at) gmail (dot) com

248.923.5487