About Ettie Kim


Hello! I'm Ettie, a handlettering artist, illustrator, and graphic designer living and creating in Philadelphia, PA.

I grew up in Georgia and first moved up to the Northeast to attend Columbia University for college. I spent some time as a law student at Georgetown University before going full time with Ettie Kim Design.

What started out as a side hustle has grown into a full-service creative studio and online shop, and I've had the pleasure of creating beautiful things for clients worldwide. Most recently, I launched a line of wedding paper that incorporates my signature aesthetic into eleven comprehensive suites. Inspired by nature and fine art, I love working with my hands, find beauty in imperfection, and strive to create unique designs that are modern yet warm.

Thank you for visiting my little nook on the web, and I look forward to working on your next project! 

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Special Events


  • Private Lessons
  • Modern Calligraphy Workshops


  • Brand Design

  • Correspondence

  • Publication/Editorial Design
  • Packaging Design
  • Storefront/Window Calligraphy
  • Menu Signage
  • On-Site Calligraphy & Monogramming


  • Spot Calligraphy
  • Tattoo Design
  • Love Letter Transcriptions
  • Keepsakes
  • Custom Commissions