kristaraMeet Kristara Schnippert

Kristara is the founder of Kristara Calligraphy and author of Creative Calligraphy: A Beginner’s Guide to Modern, Pointed-Pen Calligraphy. Known for her modern take on calligraphy, she has worked with countless brides and brands (including David Yurman, Neiman Marcus, Kendra Scott, De Beers, and Lululemon) to incorporate hand lettering into their stationery, events, and retail designs. She also teaches lettering and creative classes for letter lovers across North Dallas from her new art studio at MillHouse McKinney, located in The McKinney Cotton Mill, and through her online calligraphy class. Since 2014, when she started her business in Downtown Houston, she has taught hundreds of classes and converted more than 2,000 people into calligraphy lovers.

Her work has been featured in numerous print and online publications, such as The Knot, Southern Bride, 100 Layer Cake and Wedding Chicks. When she’s not teaching or making a huge mess in her studio, she enjoys having impromptu living room dance parties with her daughters, Elle and Callie, and her husband, Dan.

Follow her on Instagram to see her latest work.