the hand behind the pen
Hello! I’m Allison Milmoe, the redhead behind The Ginger Pen Lettering Studio. My enthusiasm for lettering began at age 2 when I first put crayon to paper and has been gradually refined over the years to its current love of curves, swerves, flourishes and an addiction to stationery and paper.
My passion for calligraphy is coupled with an 18-year professional background in art direction and graphic design where I married color and form for major retailers such as Sephora, Gymboree, and Men's Wearhouse, and national publications like Golf Magazine, Parents, and Mother Jones. You can view my award-winning design work here.
After traveling to 45 counties on five continents, in 2007 I settled down with my family in Oakland, California. I’m not shy to admit my weakness for all things mid-century modern, heirloom tomatoes, and the japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi. I also adore tacky refrigerator magnets and reality tv (but don't tell anyone).
I enjoy a creative challenge—if you don't see what you're looking for, get in touch to discuss your project; I'd love to make it happen!
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