Hello, I’m Julia Bausenhardt, illustrator and hand lettering artist.

For as long as I can remember, I have always been fascinated by drawing letters, and I filled countless notebooks with doodles over the years.
I studied illustration and graphic design in Hamburg and graduated with a diploma from the HAW Hamburg in 2012. I live in Goslar, Germany, surrounded by a lot of forest.

Today I work as an illustrator with a focus on hand-lettering and calligraphy, everything that is connected to telling stories with letters. I enjoy working on food illustrations, book covers, greeting cards, and lettering and calligraphy projects for magazines, publishing houses (or indie authors) and agencies. If you’re interested to commission editorial or commercial work, send me an email: mail |at| juliabausenhardt.com

I also offer modern calligraphy in a range of styles to individuals for different occasions such as weddings and special events, as well original art for your wall. To learn more about my calligraphy services, styles and how I can create your wedding invitation, or a piece of original art, go here.

Teaching calligraphy and hand-lettering is a passion of mine and an important part of my work. If you’re interested in learning about my tools of the trade and how to master them, head over to my blog.

Since I have readers and clients from around the globe, the spelling and pronunciation of my surname is a constant source of confusion. As a quick reference: „Bausenhardt” is pronounced like “bow (the verb) – zenheart“ – [baʊ zən hɑ:t].

When I’m not working, I love going to botanical gardens, through fields of green and gold, into dark forests and to the sea, to libraries and other places where I can explore the beauty of nature, written words or silence.

My Instagram feed features calligraphy tips, illustration and lettering.