More about Bien Fait Calligraphy
Hi, I’m Joi Hunt, the calligraphy artist behind Bien Fait Calligraphy, based in beautiful Lake Forest, Illinois, on the North Shore of Chicago, where I live with my husband and two children.
Pointed pen calligraphy is for me the perfect blend of everything I love: color, texture, the glisten of wet ink, the nib gliding across paper, and using my hands to create something beautiful, inspiring, and meaningful for my clients.
My pointed pen style is informed from instruction and study in Copperplate, Spencerian, Engrosser’s Script, English Roundhand, and Italian Hand. I have been fortunate to study with several Master Penmen , Master Calligraphers, and other artists. I have earned a Certificate of Calligraphy in Copperplate from the Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society of the UK (CLAS). I pour over gorgeous historical exemplars of the past, and interpret them for how we use calligraphy today.
I love to collaborate! Working with your stationery designer to provide beautiful script for your invitation suite is one of the many ways to incorporate custom calligraphy into your event. I have worked with many an event planner to provide “day of” paper goods, such as place cards, escort cards, menus, and signage. Envelope addressing is my speciality, with basic black ink, metallic inks, and custom color matches to your invitation suite.
Bien Fait is a French phrase, meaning “made well”. Everything I do is crafted with this spirit. Made well and made with love.