Minnie Do - Calligrapher/ Engraver
Hi, I am Minnie and I am a calligrapher/ engraver in Ontario, Canada. In 2015; after finishing college and working as a full-time freelance graphic designers; I occasionally took in a few wedding projects and found much interest in hand-made lettering and calligraphy. After a few more projects, I quickly realized that I have the necessary skills for this form of art.
In 2017, I reconnected with my father; who told me my grandfather was once a very well-known traditional Chinese-Vietnamese calligrapher in the 50s-60s. He supported his family of wife and 15 children through the Vietnam War by offering calligraphy for weddings and Vietnamese New Year. That sparked my desire to continue to practice and educate calligraphy to my clients and students as a family legacy.
Be authentic, not unique
I created A Grateful Note, focusing on positive and affordable visual solution for weddings and events, transferring messages into beautiful artworks. In 2020, due to the global pandemic, I shifted A Grateful Note's mission to educate and preserve the practice of hand-lettering and modern calligraphy. Check out our list of services here.