Honest Type

Honest Type


Welcome to Honest Type, home of hand-crafted Fine Art Paper Goods Stationery and Calligraphy by Jacinta, an Australian living in San Francisco. Whether it's your next intimate gathering or exquisite ballroom bash, Honest Type beautifully crafts tasteful, bespoke details sure to make any event magically memorable. Honest Type is proud to offer bespoke stationery and calligraphy services perfectly crafted for all aspects of your special event. Founding member, Jacinta, lives to dream with you to create beautiful, memorable pieces that you and your guests will love and cherish for years to come. View our portfolio to see samples including save the dates, invitations suites, venue sketches, custom monograms, event programs, event signage, table decor, place cards, escort cards, seating charts, menus, and more. At Honest Type, we love to explore new creative projects! If you have something particular in mind, we'd love to explore the possibility of making that dream a reality. Please email Jacinta at hello@honest-type.com for all booking enquiries.About the FounderHonest Type is a calligraphy business founded by self-taught calligrapher, Jacinta, an Aussie living in San Francisco with her husband and their playful cat, Cali. Jacinta discovered calligraphy and hand-lettering after moving to Los Angeles from Melbourne, Australia. As her love for the art form began to flourish, Honest Type was born. Founded originally in Los Angeles, Honest Type is privileged to work with businesses, event planners, entertainment industry professionals & producers, wedding planners, brides & their grooms, and so many more in California and abroad.
6 Reviews for Honest Type
Linda Demmers
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It's the details that make something great into something really great. Jacinta's attention to detail and beautiful design made all of the "day of" (my daughter's wedding) signs, name placards, bar menus, welcome signs, guest book, and more, extra special. She worked with the colors in the design scheme which included flowers, linens, bridesmaids dresses, and created the most beautiful font. If I could include a photo here I would share the custom drink bar menu she designed. I framed my copy. It's a keeper! Easy to work with, professional, on time and on budget. Highly recommended.

May 02, 2022
Beverly Wong Zimmel
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Words cannot begin to describe how stunning Jacinta's artwork is. We began our wedding planning through Pinterest searches, Instagram scrolling, and then Etsy browsing. While we were on the fence of what direction to take, our wedding planner Naomi let us know of a calligrapher who focused in fine paper goods with such a warm and sweet personality. Through the many hoops and ideas we had gone through, Jacinta brought our vision to life for our fairytale wedding through her water colors and attention to details. We are so grateful to have her create the pieces for our wedding that sit on display in our new home as well as our families who took back little mementos from our special day. Jacinta, we cannot thank you enough for what you've done for us and we hope to work with you in the future for all of our paper goods!

Dec 15, 2021
Haley McGregor
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I cannot stress enough how amazing and talented Jacinta is! From our very first email encounter I could tell she is the sweetest soul and truly loves what she does. Her passion for her craft shines through in every piece of art she creates from illustrations to invitation suites and everything in between! Her design process is seamlessly organized and really made me feel so confident in the work we were creating together - I always knew where we were in the process due to her extreme attention to detail and she was always willing to make any adjustment no matter how small (Type A bride here lol).

She understood our wedding vision exactly and created pieces to perfectly fit our vibe - I couldn't have loved our signage more! Jacinta is truly a bright light in the design/wedding world and I am so lucky to have found her. Check out the pictures of our signage and see for yourself!

Jacinta, thank you a million times for your hard work and creating the most beautiful signage I've ever seen. You are a dream!

All the best, Haley

Aug 02, 2021
Naomi Bennett
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Working with Jacinta of Honest Type is a literal DREAM!!! From beginning to end, you are met with kindness, grace, professionalism, personal communication, and the most STUNNING paper good products!! Jacinta is truly such a joy to work alongside with -- she is nothing but personable and extremely talented!

I've had the great privilege to work with her as both a bride and fellow vendor and no matter which role I'm playing, she continues to be amazing throughout the whole process. Her love for her art, talent and craft truly shows in the final product that she delivers to you. Her attention to detail, organization, and many many drafts of designs just shows her heart in the process of creating for you. She strives to make sure that every single detail that is chosen matches with what your vision is and what you desire.

Throughout every client meeting we've had, she'll make sure that she is understanding the design and details to a T. She is thorough, highly communicative, extremely collaborative, so diligent, hardworking and is truly the best of the best!! I've enjoyed every single time that I get to work with her and she is one of my most highly recommended vendors to all of my clients. It is literally a dream to be able to work with someone who has so much love, passion and heart behind her work.

Throughout this pandemic, Jacinta has been so compassionate and understanding with my clients. With all of the date changes, quantity changes, postponements and more, she has made the wedding planning process so smooth for each of my clients. No matter what was thrown at her, she handled it all with so much grace and understanding, and I know it meant the world to my clients as well as to me.

Thank you, Jacinta for the joy of working together!! Your work truly speaks for itself and I'm so honored that we get the opportunity to create together!!

Aug 01, 2021
Niki Kawakami
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First off, we were not an easy couple to work with. Wedding planning was sadly not the number one priority in our minds (This is from the someone who booked her H&M two weeks...not months...before the big day). Thankfully Jacinta was able to take our mishmash of ideas and vision and create unique and beautiful pieces for our wedding. She helped to narrow down ideas and create a more cohesive vision of how we wanted our signs to add to the venue atmosphere.

The items Jacinta created included wedding welcome sign, table signage, bar menu, seating sign, and digital projection of our names. All of our signs were done on clear acrylic in white lettering in order to go with the abundant greenery at our venue. The digital projection of our names in calligraphy was a last minute addition that really showcased her talent. Her work backdropped a lot of my favorite photos from our wedding day.

In regards to the design process was simple and straightforward. She would email us drafts of the pieces and we talked over the phone or emailed back our input. Edits were also prompt. In regards to the cost, everything was itemized clearly and there were no hidden fees. On the day of the wedding, Jacinta set-up all the pieces.

- timely
- enthusiastic
- artwork is unique and can be saved for home decor
- clear communication

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Thank you again!

Jul 06, 2020
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My experience with the Honest type was amazing, from the initial enquiry email to picking up my agate slices.
Jacinta is very creative in her work, and puts so much love and effort into each piece she creates.
I would recommend her to anyone. She is brilliant.

Apr 14, 2020