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I've been a calligrapher for over 30 years and my specialty is creating unique, one-of-a-kind gifts for the "people who have everything." I can hand letter your envelopes (see sample)@ $1 ea. for a 3-line address; hand letter favorite song lyrics, poems, sayings, names, etc. on paper, matboard, canvas, a box, etc. (I once hand lettered a poem on an ostrich egg!). I put myself through school and earned an A.A.S. in Graphic Design-Print, so my passion has spread to creating unique, multi-media art; a combination of hand drawn, painted, collaged art, and photos, scanned and then placed in an electronic document to create personalized note cards and stationery, hand made books, etc.
Living in San Antonio, TX the past 20 years has been interesting. Having moved here from the NE (CT), I have to say I love the slow pace here and the sunshine! I'm a cold-blooded, creative, Pisces woman! I've travelled a little, my favorite trip being Ireland in 1999 - can't wait to go back.
My goal is to become a full-time artist/designer. I draw, paint, collage, decoupage, create small sculptures of mostly re-cycled materials and create jewelry, and of course, my biggest passion, calligraphy. I'm also creating new digital art and hope to build a website for myself this year. I can create logos, peripgeral materials, PowerPoint rpesentations, CD booklets, etc.
So, e-mail with any projects you want help with, or if you need a unique gift or piece of art. I'm more than happy to give you a free quote.

Profile Summary:
Calligrapher San Antonio, TX
Artist/Calligrapher San Antonio, TX
Small Sculpturer/Jewlery Maker San Antonio, TX
Graphic Design San Antonio, TX
More About Me
Art, art, art...graphic design, I devour books - art (of course) and murder/suspense - any by Suzanne Brockmann, Lee Childs (love Jack Reacher!), James Patterson, Jonathan Kellerman, Michael Connelly, and many more, and Janet Evanovich if I'm in need of ab-crunching laughter!
Work Experience:
Since the age of sixteen I've worked, and in the past 32 years I've worked in almost every industry imaginable! Bartender, Bar Manager, Retail Manager, Administrative Assistant in several industries, Legal Secretary, Productions Artist, Graphic Artist, Access Data Base work, filing DD-214 separation documents for the USAF, Seasonal Data Transcriber for the IRS, and so much more! My resume scares most employers. I've never married and have no children, thus have lived my life on my own terms and I'm a curious creature!
Education:
A.A.S. - Graphic Design-Print, San Antonio College, 2002, 3.8 GPA, also took non-credit courses in Web Graphics and Web Page Design, as well as 15 hours of fine art courses.
Organizations / Affilations:
I'm CompTIA A+ and Network+ certified.
Maura Cote is located in San Antonio, TX and has the following skills: Calligrapher, Artist/Calligrapher, Small Sculpturer/Jewlery Maker, Graphic Design
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Calligrapher

Category: Art / Creative
Description
I've been a calligrapher for over 30 years, having taught myself at age 13 with a $9 Schaeffer kit! I specialize in unique, one-of-a-kind gifts for the person who has everything: hand letter a favorite song, poem, saying, etc. on almost anything! I paint, draw, collage decoupage, create small sculptures and jewelry.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Calligrapher for over 30 years. "Calligraphy" is Latin for "beautiful handwriting" and it takes a lot of practice! I can hand letter on almost any surface and my specialty is one-of-a-kind personal gifts: hand lettered song lyrics, poems, favorite sayings, names, etc. on a painted or collaged canvas, matboard, heavy watercolor paper, etc. (unframed). I can personalize ornaments, create a hand lettered bookplate or bookmark for a special book gift, personalize ornaments, and more.
Years Experience: 35

Artist/Calligrapher

Category: Art / Creative
Description
I've been serious about my art since starting college in 1995, and would love nothing more than to be a full-time artist(10-14 hours a day!)for the rest of my days.
Relevant Education / Credentials
A.A.S. Graphic Design-Print from San Antonio College in San Antonio, TX and 15 hours of fine art classes at San Antonio College. I've been creating funky and unique artistic gifts since my childhood.
Years Experience: 15

Small Sculpturer/Jewlery Maker

Category: Art / Creative
Description
I worked for a San Antonio jewelry and accessory wholesaler, Con Brio, for three years and learned all the tricks of the jewelry trade back in 1993. I've been making all my own jewelry, as well as jewelry for family, friends and to sell ever since.
Relevant Education / Credentials
self-taught in jewelry making and soldering
Years Experience: 15

Graphic Design

Category: Art / Creative
Description
I earned an A.A.S. in Graphic Design-Print from San Antonio College in 2002 and have over two years as a Graphic/Production Artist in the printing industry, and am looking to just do freelance work and create unique digital art prints now, but would be more than happy to create logos, create unique CD booklet, etc. E-mail if you have graphics needs for a free quote!
Relevant Education / Credentials
A.A.S. Graphic Design-Print, San Antonio College, 2002, 3.8 GPA
Years Experience: 10