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What We’re All About

We believe that anyone can be creative and create beautiful letters with the right exercise and support. So we are here to share that you don’t have to be born with the gift of beautiful writing to venture into Lettering & Calligraphy.

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Practice makes better

Hola! My name is Joy Kelley, I was born in Chile but I currently reside in the Mountains of Southern California. I have been working as a full-time lettering artist since 2013, and I have been incredibly lucky to work not only on my personal shops but also as a freelancer with clients in personal, business and licensing projects.

My work has been featured in publications like People Magazine and I’ve had my work for sale in stores like Nordstrom and TJ-Maxx.

I would love to help you in your journey of letters!

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Who We Are

The HowJoyful learn site is a part of the HowJoyful Blog, and HowJoyful LLC, ran by lettering artist Joy Kelley.

While most of the content is personally created by me (Joy Kelley) I do have help in several parts of my business and this is why many times I refer to HowJoyful as “we” =]

My blog, started in 2010 and my freelance lettering business started in 2013. Since then, I’ve been working on teaching, developing products and working with many businesses in freelance projects as well as licensing.

One of the aspects I enjoy the most is teaching. I’ve been sharing projects in my blog since it’s inception but I have a special place in my heart for in-person workshops because I love the interaction with students.

If you want to learn more about me and what I do, check out this section on my blog.

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