Renee McAdam

Case Sensitive Designs LLC

I create custom calligraphy and artwork for your lifestyle, home, and special events. I am known for my creativity, flexibility, skill, and attention to detail. Let me help to add style and a personal touch to your home or event. Contact me with questions or ideas using the form below. Scroll down to check out some of my work and more of my story. Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

 

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Pumpkin Birthday Invitation

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Calligraphed Wedding Script for Musical Couple

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Santa Letters

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About

I started drawing as a child. by the time I was 10, I was established as the artist of the family. For most birthdays and Christmases, the staple gift to me was art supplies. I still have a few of the sketchbooks left from then. When I was 11, I took a calligraphy class as an intersession course during a break from school. It was my 5th grade teacher, Mrs. Randolph that taught the class and she would always letter the names for our achievement awards during school. We practiced basic strokes and came home with pages and alphabets and a felt tip calligraphy pen.
As the years went by, I kept drawing and creating in the art classes I took in school. I eventually picked up a few fountain pens with broad edges. I took  an art class every year I was in school. My favorites were probably pottery and studio art. I was exposed to watercolor, pen and ink, charcoal, screenprinting, sculpture, pottery wheel, perspective, values, anatomy, design, composition — the list could go on! And I loved it. I was good at it. After high school ended, I started a family. I took a few classes at a community college, continuing to pursue my loves of artwork and writing, all the while working in a restaurant.

It took a lot of growth and courage to say that I officially wanted to be an artist and calligrapher. I feel so good when I am doing it and it never gets old. I have been challenged with new projects over the past couple years and have gained lots of new experience with media and ideas. After attending a creative business workshop last year, I am overjoyed to present my work to you and work with you. My areas of expertise include illustration, watercolor, invitation design, custom signs, and a wide range of calligraphy and lettering.