Hi there! I'm Danielle Rothman and I'm the artist behind Rothbyrns Creative. I love calligraphy – in this digital world, there’s something so special about beautiful, handmade writing. I’ve always been interested in art and design, and calligraphy has been my gateway into learning about the myriad of ways that people are reimagining artistic traditions for the computer age. My style is modern calligraphy, which applies traditional techniques to create a more free-form, personalized style. As a result, no two calligraphers are alike! That’s why I enjoy teaching so much – together we’re making something totally new. I love bringing people together, whether through my workshops or helping them create the oh-so-perfect gift that will brighten their loved one’s day. Community is at the core of everything I do – let me be part of yours!
Where are you located?
I live in NYC with my husband and adorable cat Petey (see below). I teach in Manhattan and Queens and participate in local craft fairs and markets. If you're a fellow New Yorker, you can always save on shipping costs by meeting up with me - I'd love to see you! I also ship anywhere in the world and offer digital designs so that you can print at home or at your local printer if you prefer.
Wait, your last name isn't Rothbyrns?
Correct! Rothbyrns represents my family with my husband, Brian Byrns. A friend coined it based on our last names when we first got engaged, and it's stuck ever since. The best place in the world is on the couch with Brian on one side and Petey on the other. I couldn't be where I am today without my family's love and support, and naming my business Rothbyrns Creative is my way of honoring that!