ABOUT THE OWNER Theresa D. Varela is an award-winning graphic designer, illustrator and lettering artist living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has been drawing and painting from the time she can remember. Letters, in particular, have enchanted her from first wanting to emulate her mother’s cursive handwriting and then finding a Speedball textbook at the library. She received a calligraphy kit at the age of 11 and never looked back!
Theresa is a member of IAMPETH, WCG and is a past President of her local calligraphy guild, Escribiente. She is a 2006 Gold ADDY award winner for logo design and has appeared in numerous publications. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from The Art Center Design College (Now known as SUVA), and also attended FIDM in Los Angeles. Some of her past creative works include painting motorcycles, being a makeup artist and teaching creative lettering and calligraphy at a local scrapbook store.
ABOUT SILVER SWIRL STUDIOS Silver Swirl Studios is primarily a calligraphy, hand lettering and illustration studio. We are also fully capable of handling your graphic design needs from concept, to logo design and branding and designing promotional materials. Whatever the project is, we take pride in producing unique and carefully crafted designs.
Our business hours are Monday through Friday, 8am - 7pm. We are happy to meet with you to discuss your project or event at your convenience within those hours. Because we value our family time, we have limited availability on Saturdays, and do not accept appointments or answer emails on Sundays. We will return your emails and phone calls the first thing on Monday! We are available for local work, and also can ship anywhere in the U.S. and select areas internationally.
Call us today to discuss ideas for making your wedding or event unique and special with our many applications of hand lettering and design!