swell anchor studio is a calligraphy + design studio based on long island, new york.



Christie is a south shore native who draws much of her inspiration from Long Island's salty air and crashing waves.  After years of working in the stationery industry, Christie took a calligraphy course as a hobby and fell in love with nibs + ink. Working with her hands makes her heart race and she’s determined to slap calligraphy on anything you can imagine to make sure this art form stays alive in a digital world. Whether you’re looking for calligraphy addressing, driftwood, shells, glass, mirror calligraphy, custom logos, or even tattoo lettering design, Christie is your girl! 

Christie adores teaching her craft and shares her knowledge through hosting creative calligraphy workshops throughout Long Island. To date she’s taught over 350+ people, both male + female, ranging from 14-80 years old! 

Christie wholeheartedly believes the saying “you can take the girl out of the ocean but you can’t take the ocean out of the girl” was written about her, as the sea is her main source of inspiration. Her life is fueled by way too much coffee, kisses from her adopted dachshund pup Leo, the Great South Bay just seconds from her studio, and overwhelming support from her husband Ian. Christie is also the Suffolk County, Long Island Rising Tide Society leader. She believes in “community over competition” and actively tries to foster this in a highly competitive area.

If you’re getting married, looking to have a handcrafted logo, or a local creative business owner looking for a group of like-minded people reach out to connect with Christie by emailing her!


Ian is jack of all trades for Swell Anchor Studio. From IT support, photography, and quality control every job that Christie works on passes through Ian's hands too, often on his days off from his full time job. Ian's wit, communication, and organizational skills help Christie stay on track to be the artist of the company. Ian loves coffee, beer, bears, and of course Leo. He likes the beach "okay."