Bailey Rivera calligrapher and greeting card designer


Bailey Amon Rivera is a professional calligrapher and designer residing in Littleton, Colorado.

Rivera is co-founder of Antiquaria, a high end stationery company and design studio, opened in 2010. Through her work with the company, she is able to design lettering of varying styles for their popular line of greeting cards and notebooks sold in stores worldwide.  Whether using traditional pointed pen, hand lettering (also known as drawn lettering) or brush lettering, her personal style shines through in each project.

Since starting her calligraphy practice in 2009, she has extensively studied many different calligraphy styles, both pointed pen and broad edge. She has trained with some of the most renowned calligraphers, including, Master Penman Harvest Crittenden, Master Penman Jake Weidmann, Master Penman Rosemary Buczek, Michael Ward, Denis Brown, Sharon Zeugin, Yves Leterme, as well as many others.

Because of the diversity of her training, and her continuous study of traditional script calligraphy and penmanship, Bailey's professional lettering work is distinctive and unique.

On modern calligraphy: "It's something that I teach, practice and work with every day. What I call modern calligraphy is basically like handwriting, always changing, always informed by my other calligraphic studies. I like knowing the rules and I love breaking them.


Bailey Teaches

  • Script Design: From Traditional to Modern

  •  The Mystery of Monograms

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As a teacher, I hope to equip students with a solid foundation, a process, so that they have the confidence to create something unique and the ability to continue on their own after class.

-Bailey Rivera