SIMPLY STEPH KO
A calligraphy and design studio specializing in sweet stationery for the modern gift giver who values joy, simplicity, and encouragement.
Photo by Kerenza Yuen
CALLIGRAPHY & GREETING CARDS
I also teach modern calligraphy workshops. Workshops are run in partnership with local businesses, or I can meet you in your own space.
I am based in Ottawa, Canada, and am available for work worldwide. So let's meet up for coffee and turn your dreams into reality.
My inspiration comes from the warm fuzzy feeling of a simple love note. My card designs are sweet and simple with an eye-catching design, while it’s the note inside (your note) that captures hearts. Believe me, no matter what you write inside, when it's personal, it's meaningful. Let me catch your eye, and you can be the one to capture hearts. I’m all for teamwork, so this is why my cards are all blank inside. I love creating all-occasion (or multi-occasion) cards and seeing how others put them to good use, encouraging friends and family. This stellar combination will have everyone feeling all warm and fuzzy!
Stephanie is an Ottawa girl, born and raised in this government town. By day, she is an epidemiologist in the federal government (that's just a fancy way to say a health data nerd). But in her off time, you will find her working on custom calligraphy commissions, turning her artwork into greeting cards and art prints, or teaching at in-person classes around the city to share her creative passion. She began obsessively lettering in the margins of her notes in university, and hasn't stopped since.
I wear the same necklace every day, am an ice cream addict, drink coffee to survive, and love life stories. Let's have coffee and exchange stories, I'd love to hear yours. In the meantime, here are some quick facts about me..
NAME: Stephanie Ko
FAVOURITE DRINK: flat white
TRAVEL BUCKET LIST: Italy, Greece, New Zealand
HOBBIES: trying new restaurants, biking, and Netflix
FAVOURITE QUOTE: "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle."
Want to know more about me? Read my faith story.
Ottawa Wedding Magazine (Spring/Summer 2018) | Ottawa Wedding Magazine (Fall 2017) | Sweetened & Romantic (September 6, 2017) | Ottawa Wedding Magazine (August 11, 2017) | Southern Bride (July 12, 2017) | Ottawa Wedding Magazine (Spring and Summer 2017) | Top 50 Calligraphy Blogs (January 4, 2017) | What Emily Said (December 3, 2016) | Canadian Makers Gift Guide (November 29, 2016) | Aeolidia (October 26, 2016) | Faulhaber Communications (August 29, 2016) | Artfully Wed (August 17, 2016) | Birch Jewellery Blog (July 4, 2016) | The Perfect Palette (January 18, 2016) | #MailWithLove (December 3, 2015) | Catholic Wife, Catholic Life Blog (October 14, 2015) | Q&A Letterbox (September 8, 2015) | Ottawhat? Podcast (July 30, 2015)