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About Sandelin Designs

Sandelin Designs is a calligraphy and engraving business in the San Francisco Bay Area, focusing on flourished, traditional scripts. Owner and founder Nina Sandelin Umont has been practicing calligraphy since early 2015 and is passionate about creating beauty where there was once blank paper. 

Named for the original Nina Sandelin, Nina’s great-great grandmother who moved from Lund, Sweden to Oakland, California in the 1850s, Sandelin Designs focuses on breathing life into traditional calligraphic scripts by pairing classic styles with modern design.

Sandelin Designs has been featured in Ceremony Magazine, Inspired By This, and Green Wedding Shoes, and was awarded The Knot’s Best of Weddings for 2018. 


About Nina Sandelin Umont

Had I know calligrapher was a possible career option growing up, I doubt I would have ended up as a data analyst working for a research company in Montreal in 2014. Fortunately for me (and hopefully for you too!), I picked up calligraphy in my quest for a creative outlet, and my little hobby transformed into a life-changing career switch.

Moving back to my native Bay Area in 2015, I soon started Sandelin Designs — a one-woman business focusing on calligraphy and design. I’ve studied traditional calligraphy under four Master Penmen, and have had the pleasure of working with clients from Cartier to Steph Curry on projects ranging from bespoke stationery to corporate events. 

I would love nothing more than to create something for you. Whether you have a clear idea of what you’re looking for, or just an inkling of what could be, I’m here to bring your idea to life. 

Drop me a line, and let’s start that conversation.