kimi nam of wabi-sabi calligraphy

wabi-sabi (noun): [Japanese] a philosophy of aesthetics that emphasizes the beauty of the imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete

My name is Kimi and I started Wabi-Sabi Calligraphy because I love beautiful lettering.

For as long as I can remember, I loved to practice my handwriting. When I was a child, I found an architect’s blueprints in our home and I would copy the lettering for hours on end. In middle school, I was the go-to person who forged p.e. excuse notes for my friends. Now that I'm an adult, I've decided to use my power for good and not evil.

The unique nature of my hand-lettering renders the beauty of wabi-sabi and will add a special touch to your event.

Services I provide:

  • Wedding or special event invitation design & printing

  • Envelope addressing

  • Day of Event items:

    • Place Cards | Escort Cards

    • Menus & Printing

    • Seating Charts

    • Gift Tags

    • Signage

  • Custom calligraphy such as inspirational quotes, logos, tattoos, or items you would like my lettering on

  • Custom rubber stamps

Some brands I have worked with: The Ritz-Carlton, Lululemon,  Hennessy & others.

I live in Portland, Oregon with my husband, son and our rescue dog, Scooter (who hates to have his photograph taken, even though he has his own tumblr account).

Feel free to contact me below or at, with any questions you have about my calligraphy services or to say "hello."

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