Papersoul is a calligraphy, lettering and design studio born from the creative heart and mind of Julia Grace. A once-upon-a-time financial analyst and consultant turned calligrapher and designer, she realized that working with pen and paper were more her speed than numbers and spreadsheets.
Julia's penchant for the handwritten form began in the second grade when she won the “Best Handwriting Award” for seven straight weeks. Her starry-eyed dreams of becoming a calligrapher and designer were set in motion. Even at her first corporate job at Morgan Stanley, her coworkers begged her to write their team meeting notes for them. At that point, she couldn’t deny her calling.
Since 2010, Julia has had the pleasure of working with companies, such as J.Crew, Madewell, Donna Karan, Nike, NASCAR, McDonald’s, Cosmopolitan, QVC, amfAR, and ARD Foundation, and has collaborated with stationers, event planners, and other wildly creative studios. Julia loves bringing order to the chaos of the creative process. She values smart creative planning and designing. She lives for the moment when her clients have that “aha” moment - when everything is exactly as they dreamed it would be.
When Julia is not imagining, designing and handwriting things for her clients, you can find her escaping to the rivers, lakes, mountains and meadows all over the world in search of great adventures and stories-to-be.