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Emily van der Linde
Founder, Lacquer

My name is Emily and I’m the founder of Lacquer, a calligraphy and design studio based in Washington, DC.

With a passion for the arts from a young age, I am constantly in pursuit of creating and learning. A degree in art history combined with a masters in business led me to Washington, DC where I had the pleasure of working for the Smithsonian Institution and tapping into this city’s amazingly supportive arts scene. I further channeled my creative zeal in 2015in preparation for my upcoming nuptials, I discovered the world of modern calligraphy and was instantly hooked!

With the launch of Lacquer, I am delighted to serve clients with hand calligraphy projects, invitation design, day-of signage and all the little details for weddings, showers, announcements, dinner parties, and any type of event that you can dream up!

In addition to custom projects for weddings and events, I get excited about the little details that can elevate the everyday to a special occasion. I strongly believe in using the ‘good china’ on a Tuesday, that plants make every home happier, and well-placed design elements can make things unforgettable.

No project is too big or small—I look forward to hearing from you and being a part of your special occasion!


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