Nice to meet you!

Hi, I'm Cortlan.

I am a hand lettering artist and modern calligrapher.

Cortlan’s journey into the world of hand lettering and calligraphy wasn’t scripted; it was a tale of accidental discovery and relentless passion. A self-taught artist, what began as a simple exploration soon blossomed into a revelation: the power of words to convey joy, inspiration, and connection. 

With each creation, Cortlan discovered a sense of fulfillment in bringing her thoughts and emotions to life, and as her confidence grew, Cortlan began sharing her newfound skill with those closest to her. 

In the spirit of sharing, in 2019, CWB Designs was born—a labor of love infused with Cortlan’s blend of creativity and authenticity. CWB, an acronym for Cortlan’s initials, is not just a name, it’s a symbol of her commitment to crafting hand lettered treasures that spoke directly to the heart.

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Why Choose Me

I can put the flexibility and creativity of hand lettering to work for your unique needs.

For Cortlan, the journey from self-taught artist to creative entrepreneur has been one of both challenge and triumph. Balancing the demands of creativity with the realities of running a business has required courage, dedication, and resilience. Yet, Cortlan remains steadfast in her commitment to spreading joy and inspiration through her art.

At CWB Designs, every piece tells that story—a story of hope, resilience, and the willingness to keep going.  Join Cortlan on a journey of creativity, connection, and celebration where words become art, and inspiration knows no bounds. Welcome to CWB Designs—where hand lettering ignites inspiration, and every stroke tells a story.

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