HELLO friend!

Hey, friend! I’m Caitlin – the owner and designer of Happy Tines, a calligraphy and design studio based in Apex, NC. By combining modern calligraphy lettering with playful and colorful illustrations, I strive to create art that makes you feel happy and special.

After graduating with a BA in Graphic Design from Meredith College, I spent almost 5 years working as a corporate graphic designer. During my time working in a cubicle, I needed a creative outlet and so I took my first calligraphy class in 2013. A year later, I combined my calligraphy and graphic design skills to design my very own wedding invitations and then soon after, I designed my best friends' wedding invitations. From there, my hobby bloomed into a side business, and I officially launched Happy Tines in July 2016. 

With a professional background in graphic design and over 5 years of modern calligraphy experience, I now design wedding invitations and illustrate wedding maps for brides across the country. I teach in-person calligraphy workshops in and around the Raleigh area and sell happy paper goods on my online shop and on Etsy.

I’m a wife to my amazing and encouraging hubby Ben. We became parents in 2017 to the sweetest baby boy, Wesley, who brings so much happiness to our lives every day!  

PROUD alumna OF: 

meredith college, class of 2010

Creative at Heart Conference, Round 4 Annapolis 2015

The School of Styling Chapel Hill, 2016

Creative at Heart Conference, Round 8 Raleigh 2017

The School of Styling, Greensboro 2018


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