about us


We are Francisco and Kestrel Montes. I, Kestrel, am a calligrapher, font designer and stamp maker. Francisco is the creator of the gorgeous handmade calligraphy pens that we all drool over.

Located in Northern California, we both work full time out of a workshop next to our home. I feel incredibly blessed to share my love for calligraphy with you through stamps, fonts, practice sheets, handmade pens and, of course, ink to paper calligraphy projects. Addressing envelopes and creating special invitations or menus is my all-time favorite thing to do... well, perhaps tied with tattoo lettering. I still pinch myself that I actually get to do this full time! I'm in my own little heaven with a messy bun and inky hands.

Thank you so much for stopping by! You can find me on Instagram @inkmethis to get first peek at upcoming calligraphy holders and to see some of my day-to-day projects. I'd love to see you there!

Francisco & Kestrel Montes