About Barbara

For more than 20 years Barbara Callow has been creating custom calligraphy and hand lettering for diverse clientele, ranging from intimate private parties and glamorous Wedding celebrations, to large corporations, marketing and advertising agencies.

Barbara has been featured in publications such as The Knot, Martha Stewart Weddings, Today’s Bride, InStyle Magazine, and Letter Arts Review. Her work can also be viewed in wedding blogs such as: Snippet & Ink, Style Me Pretty, 100 Layer Cake, Ceremony Magazine, Artfully Wed and Tahoe Unveiled. Her work has been exhibited in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington DC. She has also been commissioned as on-site calligrapher in New York and Beverly Hills for Gucci’s Celebrity Fundraisers, in addition to Shanghai, for an Estée Lauder Global Leadership Conference. Her local on-site work for corporate and arts organizations in San Francisco include Louis Vuitton, Barneys New York, Quince Restaurant and San Francisco Museums of Fine Arts.

Barbara’s specialty areas include custom calligraphy for wedding and corporate invitations and other calligraphic needs for social events. She also creates unique lettering solutions for product packaging, headlines, logos, custom copy and greeting cards, book and magazine editorial articles.

Growing up in a Long Island suburb of NYC, Barbara always had an interest in art. Since her first introduction to lettering in junior high, she has been pursuing the art of calligraphy.

Barbara’s travels to California as an adult introduced her to a melange of calligraphy classes and workshops and she has been joyfully creating letters on the west coast to this day.

“Barbra’s work is nonpareil. My company has used her for multiple events and we’ve consistently been thrilled with her beautiful work!”

Jessica E.


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