ABOUT HOORAE STUDIO
Born and raised in a small midwestern town, I grew up alongside parents that fully encouraged my love of art and all things creative. From a young age, my passion for drawing was easily seen pinned up throughout my bedroom and the family refrigerator door. At the age of 18, I packed up all of my belongings to go study illustration at College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. In 2010, I earned my bachelors degree of fine art with a concentration in illustration.
Soon after graduation, I started working part-time for the high end stationery company Sugar Paper. Throughout my time there, I soaked up lots of inspiration and found my true passion: calligraphy and lettering. In 2011, I took the plunge into a full time freelance career and since then, have built my business from the ground up. My work is strongly grounded in word aesthetics, ranging from lettering and calligraphy to typeface design and traditional illustration. As an independent illustrator, I've had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of clients like Gateway Church, National Breast Cancer Foundation, Embrace Grace, Inc., and more!