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a little bit about me.

a little bit about me.

Calligraphy by MCW offers bespoke modern calligraphy services.

I work with luxury brands to create unique and memorable experiences for clients, from live, on-site calligraphy in-store or at events, to collaboration and adding a personal touch to PR gifting.

I love sharing the art of calligraphy with others by teaching online and in-person workshops for both beginners and imrpovers.

I also create bespoke wedding invitation suites and stationery for the day-of, from design and concept, through to printing and optional add-on calligraphy such as guest names and envelope addressing.

I have always loved stationery, and making and sending cards. I have created my own cllection of wall prints and greeting cards, available on my site.

 

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Previous clients include

Previous clients include

with marie-claire.

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Delight in bespoke design and luxury paper goods, lovingly crafted by Marie-Claire Whelan in her signature handwritten style, from her design home-studios in Dublin & London.

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kind words.

"Marie-Claire has been a dream to work with on all my wedding stationery from beginning to end. She is incredibly talented, her attention to detail and of course her calligraphy which is why I booked her in the first place. My wedding stationary is out of this world incredible and she brought my vision to life. The quality of the paper, booklets and card is excellent. I couldn't recommend more you will not be disappointed."

Siinead & Jamie
Wedding Stationery

"Collaborating with Calligraphy by MCW has been a sheer joy. Marie-Claire’s attention to detail is simply second to none, while her style is luxurious and elegant with a contemporary feel. Her innate talent celebrates authentic Irish craftsmanship at its core and as a women in business, we admire her greatly and can’t wait to see where the brand goes”. 

DANU Collective
WEDDING INVITATION SUITE

"Marie-Claire turns words into art.

I recently wrote a poem after the loss of a loved one and although I was hesitant to share something so close to my heart, I’m so glad I did. Marie-Claire was incredibly understanding and treated my piece with such care and sensitivity, she helped me figure out what I wanted. The finished product absolutely blew me away, it was perfect. I cannot gush about her enough."

Karen, Meath
FRAMED CALLIGRAPHY COMMISSION

Marie-Claire offers an exceptional level of customer service, very professional and goes above and beyond. The product is beyond amazing, top quality, highly bespoke and exceptionally stylish in design. My invitation suite honestly took my breath away. I could not have asked for a nicer wedding supplier this year.

Sarahlynn, Dublin
WEDDING INVITATION SUITE

Marie Claire was professional, helpful and a pleasure to work with. Marie-Claire created the perfect samples, first attempt, no changes required. The full process was flawless making it an enjoyable and easy experience! I have continued to order presents and other pieces from her. Each time, I have been blown away by her incredible talent and her ability to capture what was in my mind’s eye. I highly recommend Marie-Claire to anyone hoping to create a unique, thoughtful and personalised gift or even something for yourself!

Brona, Dubai
FRAMED CALLIGRAPHY COMMISSION

I was completely charmed by the elegance of Marie-Claire's work and immediately knew I wanted to have a piece made for my home. I contacted her to have a very personal piece done for my husband as an anniversary gift. She listened carefully and paid great attention to detail in what I asked for. Her service was brilliant - fast and effective. Not only is she a fantastic artist but a great business person too... and so lovely to deal with. I can’t wait to have another piece commissioned soon as it is truly a very personal and special piece to own.

Aoife, Dublin
FRAMED CALLIGRAPHY COMMISSION

quality.

Quality and excellence are at the heart of Calligraphy by MCW.

From beautiful, luxury paper to quality wooden frames, each piece is designed to last a lifetime.

sustainability.

Sustainability is at the centre of the design process.

From framers to print partners, Marie-Claire works with trusted suppliers who share her values on quality and sustainability.

bespoke.

Delight in bespoke design.

Each piece is lovingly crafted by Marie-Claire Whelan in her signature handwritten style