About the Artist

 Danielle Rothman, Founder

Danielle Rothman, Founder

Hi there! I'm Danielle Rothman and I'm the artist and teacher behind Rothbyrns Creative. My passion is building community through art and workshops. I specialize in modern calligraphy, which applies traditional techniques to create a more free-form, personalized style. In this digital world, there’s something so special about beautiful, handmade writing! I love introducing students to this style and guiding them through the basics so that they can learn how to make their writing truly their own. I enjoy 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?

 Little Red Lighthouse under the George Washington Bridge (Photo credit: Brian Byrns)

Little Red Lighthouse under the George Washington Bridge
(Photo credit: Brian Byrns)

I live in NYC with my husband and adorable cat Petey (see below). I teach weekly in Manhattan and Brooklyn, and this Spring I'm hosting special special events events in New Jersey, North Carolina, Philadelphia and Boston. I also participate in local craft fairs and markets, ship journals and prints anywhere in the world, and offer digital designs so that you can print at home.


Wait, your last name isn't Rothbyrns?

 Mr. Petey the Cat (aka: King of the couch!)

Mr. Petey the Cat (aka: King of the couch!)

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 our cat 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!