©2019  Magnolia Letters & Co. 

magnolia design studio llc


I'm Manolya Yilmaz (MU-noal-yuh YIL-mahz), owner and calligrapher behind Magnolia Letters & Co. My career didn't start this way, however. Fashion news editor, digital communications associate, social media consultant were one of the few hats that I've worn in the past. I've always done what I love and now here I am!


I'm living in Chicago with my husband for more than 2 years now after moving here from Istanbul, Turkey. It was not until our wedding where my curiosity about calligraphy began. So I began following a few accounts on Instagram

and was very mesmerized by this way of artistic expression.


Besides calligraphy, I am obsessed with music, festivals, interior design, travel, Wes Anderson movies, dogs, plants,

swimming, nice shoes, cooking/baking, art museums, good cheese, cuddles, Mad Men and thrifting.


My goal as a calligrapher is to create designs that I would want as my own.

I take every order very seriously and very close to my heart. 


Feel free to check out my services, send me a message and let's create something for your special day!

If you're in Chicago, I'm always up for grabbing a coffee!