HI THERE! I'M KATELYN.
I’m the face behind August & Ember, a calligraphy and design studio born out of a love for meaningful details and the need for a creative outlet. I work with thoughtful brides who are eager to create personalized, tangible memories of their wedding day in the form of stationery, hand calligraphed envelopes, and other paper details. I'm a proud Texas native living in Austin, but I work with clients all over the country.
When I'm not getting my hands dirty with calligraphy ink, you can find me with my nose in a book from my ever-growing collection, hunting for treasures at an antique store, or curled up on the sofa with my husband and puppy (and a glass of red wine!) by my side. We live for college football Saturdays and enjoying all the outdoor dining options that Austin has to offer (chips + margaritas, check). I love all things Fixer Upper and interior design, which serves as the inspiration for many of my invitation designs.
Behind the name
I suppose it’s all the years of schooling, but I've always thought of August as symbolic for new beginnings. There's a certain sense of anticipation during the month of August -- we're anxious for new routines, college football games, and those familiar, crisp fall nights when being wrapped in your favorite blanket is the best feeling in the world. My goal is to bottle up those feelings of excitement, familiarity, + coziness for my clients as we work together on their stationery. ‘Ember’ comes from the idea of fanning an ember to create a thriving flame. I didn’t set out to start a business with calligraphy -- I discovered it while I was planning my own wedding -- but sometimes that spark just doesn't quit.
So there you have it! All the nitty gritty details behind August & Ember. Or could it be that I just really love vowels? ;) I’m so happy you're following along!