I’m So Happy You’re Here.
I’m Avi (pronounced Ah-Vee), a freehand calligrapher and hand letterer in Ottawa, Ontario. I’m the face, hands, and boss lady behind Avi Scribbles Art Co. A few ways to my heart include anything with cheese on it, dogs and racoons, plants (fun fact: I currently have a headcount of 71 plants) and travel so feel free to lead with one of those! I have a background in design/engineering, with a degree in Industrial Design. I’m pretty knowledgeable on material properties and how things are made, and I love trying new things.
My calligraphy journey has been one (happy) accident after another. Yeah you read that right, I accidentally started a business. Kinda weird, I know.
In 2016 I accidentally stumbled upon an online calligraphy challenge and being the crafty person that I am, I decided to give it a shot and quickly fell in love. I practiced for 2-3 hours every single day until one day in 2017 someone asked me if they could pay me to make them a deck of blank Christmas cards for the holidays. I said yes against my better judgement (I had no idea what I was doing at the time) and as it turned out I was pretty good at it, and soon enough more and more people were asking me to create various pieces for them. What started off as 10 Christmas cards quickly evolved into working 4 weddings and taking on various custom projects in the summer of 2018. Eventually I quit my office job and took on Avi Scribbles full time.
And that’s me! I would love to hear from you whether it’s to chat about a cool custom project you have in mind, your upcoming wedding, corporate event, if you want to chat travel and plants, or if you need a dog sitter for the weekend (for realsies, I would gladly do that).