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About the studio
Seven Cranes is a calligraphy and design studio based in St. Louis, Missouri, specializing in custom stationery design, calligraphy, and some illustration. I approach each project with joy and a goal to create stationery that complements each client’s individual style and reflect their unique story. Every piece is produced with the highest quality materials and obsessive attention to detail. From save the dates and invitation suites to day-of pieces, I aim to tell a visual story that is cohesive and polished from start to finish.
Hi! I’m Anisa (uh-nee-sa), the calligrapher and designer of Seven Cranes. I grew up right here in St. Louis, raised on music and math. My brain has always been split between art and analysis, which is why my background is in neuroscience, but ended up here. After my detour through university, a fruit fly lab, and life in Oregon, I taught myself calligraphy and graphic design. I worked as a designer for a print shop, where I learned the ins-and-outs of paper and printing. Since then, I've been pursuing my own stationery business as an outlet for my own creative aesthetic. After many moonlight jobs, I decided to take a leap and go full-time in October 2018. If I’m not designing or hand-addressing envelopes, I’m probably I'm out of town! I thrive on a good adventure and being able to connect with nature, people, and cultures from every end of the earth.