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The Scribblist


Modern Calligraphy and Illustration

The Scribblist is a calligraphy and illustration studio owned and created by Amanda Donahue. With an extensive background and education in fine art as a painter and sculptor, Amanda brings a touch of whimsy into all aspects of her work, including modern brush lettering, the tradition of pointed pen, and custom chalkboard creations. Located in Portland, Oregon, Amanda works with clients near and far to create one of a kind pieces that pay homage to beautiful lettering and joyful illustration.

Whether you are having an intimate soiree or a Gatsby worthy party-of-the-century, the one of a kind details you choose are what will showcase your individual style and add a thoughtful personal touch to your wedding. We offer a variety of calligraphy services for your big day including envelope calligraphy, escort cards, table numbers, signage and more!

  • What do you love most about what you do? I love getting to do something creative every day, but the icing on the (wedding) cake? I get to follow my dream of using my creative talents to bring joy to others! It is an honor to be able to contribute to one of the most special celebrations of someone‚Äôs life and I look forward to scribbling something beautiful for you!
  • What gets you out of bed in the morning? In all honesty, my Goldendoodle puppy Brady! After I am fueled by a good cup of hot tea, I can't wait to dive into my emails and messages to see what kind of fun projects I get to tackle! My clients have such creative ideas and I love getting to bring them to life!
  • My favourite dance floor jam is... I'm a child of the 90s and early 2000s, so any time N*Sync or the Spice Girls come on, you know I'm out there singing along to every single word and doing the dance routine!
  • Where did your passion for what you do start? I have always been a creative soul and have an extensive fine arts background specializing in drawing, sculpture and installation art. But truth be told, I have always held a soft spot in my heart for beautiful writing. I have old letters that my grandmother wrote to me as a child --she had the most elegant and lovely handwriting! There is so much meaning and love poured into each letter and it is my goal for this to come through in each creation I make as well.