Dear Darling is a creative studio that focuses on design + beyond that's inspired by the 70s and aimed to help us all think a little more about the things that are important.
This site is currently under construction.
we recently shifted our focus from wedding work to personal projects and branding design, so things need to be updated here!
IN THE MEAN TIME..
Wanna work together to create some one of a kind branding design for your business? ME too! I love working on logos and design elements to make your brand pop!
Check out our highlight for pricing and more info.
Want to work together on something else? We love custom projects! Whether that's a personal commission, a mural, or a brand or influencer type situation, please contact us and chat about it!
Family Owned. Queer Owned. Woman Owned.
Meet the artist:
Hi! I'm DarRa SargEnt, The artist behind Dear Darling and I'm so glad you're here! I have been creating art for my entire life, but professionally for over a decade. around 5 years ago, I started doing wedding calligraphy and I had such an amazing time with it. When covid hit, i had to totally change lanes. i had dedicated so much time to weddings, that i had left my personal work on the wayside. it was a blessing and a curse. i had to come up with a totally new biz plan, but i got to fall back in love with making art just for the sake of making art again. these last 8 months I've made work from my heart, got to raise awareness for issues that are important to me, and built a little mini community online.
At Dear Darling we give a shit about...
We want to feel at home with us. to feel safe to be your authentic self, to know that we get you. im not afraid to be vulnerable in my work, and i hope that makes you feel less alone in the world. your support means everything to me.
THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS THAT ARE GOING ON IN THIS WORLD THAT NEED LIGHT SHONE ON THEM. I THINK IT'S SO IMPORTANT TO USE MY WORK AND PLATFORM TO BRING AS MUCH AWARENESS TO THOSE ISSUES AS I CAN. WE DONATE TO MULTIPLE CAUSES THAT FIGHT FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AND INCOME INEQUALITY.
WE love our planet and we want to do our part to keep it clean and safe. that is whY ALL OF OUR PIECES ARE MADE TO ORDER, TO ELIMINATE ALL WASTE AND SHIPPED DIRECTLY TO YOU FROM OUR PRINTER TO REDUCE OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT.
Press + Features
We have had the honor of having our work shared by some amazing magazines and publications. In addition to features, we have written an article for What's Up Weddings Magazine's Fall 2019 issue all about our favorite off beat surfaces for wedding calligraphy, and were awarded second place for the Stationer of the Year awards from Cards and Pockets.
"Darra did an amazing job on the calligraphy for my wedding. I felt like she really listened to my vision and did everything she could to make it a reality. She made my place cards, table numbers, seating chart, signage, and did my envelope calligraphy. I was over the moon with every single element. She is a master of her craft. She does real calligraphy and you can tell the difference from a professional and someone that does this as a hobby. If you’re looking for a Calligrapher that is also a true ARTIST, Darra will make you very happy"
"Okay, so listen...it's one thing for a client to love her work, but it's an entirely other situation to reeeally impress a fellow Wedding Vendor, but that is exactly what happened here!
So...stop what you're doing right now, put down the DIY materials, close out of that Minted tab, and HIRE Dear Darling for literally anything for your Wedding Day. You will not be disappointed."
"Darra's work is absolutely phenomenal and she was amazing to work with! She was extremely responsive to my messages, offering up great recommendations re: ink color, ink type, paper finish, and decorative details. After receiving my agate table numbers, I knew I had to have matching placecards; Darra was able to turn around my 150+ card request with less than two weeks notice. Would give 5 million stars if I could. Thank you!"
- Lauren B.