Hey there! I’m Srujana, owner of Menakshee Designs, a boutique calligraphy studio, seeking to bring back the charm and warmth of handwritten words through beautiful scripts. I’m a Chicago girl who currently lives near the mountains of Colorado, a dog-mom to a mini Aussie and soon-to-be real mom to a baby girl (arriving Feb’ 22). By day I’m an aerospace engineer, and I’ve gotten to do some pretty amazing things like traveling to remote corners of the world and launching satellites into space. I’ve visited 20 countries so far (currently working on filling up my second passport), and plan to travel for many more years to come. You may be wondering how an engineer found herself owning a calligraphy business….well, I stumbled upon calligraphy after losing my mom to ALS. I found it to be beautifully calming and meditatively soothing, and it quickly turned from self-care to a passion to a business; now nothing makes me happier than when I can use this ancient art form to bring beauty into people’s lives.
I started out focusing on weddings and events, then started working with brands like Lululemon, Away luggage and Maker’s Mark. While I still love weddings and live events with companies, I’ve really enjoyed teaching classes and sharing my love of calligraphy with others. It’s something that literally anyone can learn to do, regardless of how your regular hand writing may look. To that end, I’m thrilled to be a part of the Sip and Script team, and I hope to see you soon in one of my upcoming classes! Until then, I’d love to connect with you on Instagram @menaksheedesigns.