“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun”  - Mary Lou Cook

Hi friends!  I am Marie Advincula and I am the owner and creative director of Emmay Design. I am an artist specializing in custom lettering and illustration. Art and design have been a part of my life since I was very young and over the years I have experimented with various mediums to satisfy my curious and creative mind.  In 2006 I hosted my first art exhibit showcasing my acrylic paintings and sold a number of pieces.

In 2007 I moved from Michigan to Orlando, Florida where I worked for a prominent wedding planning company for 4 years. During that time I met a lovely artist who introduced me to the world of calligraphy and lettering.  

The obsession begins.

I trained under a Master Calligrapher and shortly began designing custom pieces for social and corporate clients. 

My technique combines the fundamentals of copperplate calligraphy with illustrative elements creating my own style of lettering and custom typography.  My love for floral patterns and various styles from whimsical to vintage and trendy to traditional heavily influences my work. 

I welcome any design challenge and look forward to creating a custom design for you!


Special thanks to my dear friend and extraordinary photography Scott Watt for my headshot. (www.scottwattphotography.com).