I’m Amber John and I’m the owner of Ink & Matter, a calligraphy and design business based in beautiful Buffalo, NY. What started as a side hobby to escape from a typical office job has turned into a consistently growing business, focused on capturing the unique qualities of those I work with. Most days, you can find me in comfy clothes, cuddled up under a blanket with my laptop or sketchpad and my cat Luna by my side. I live in the city with my husband Don, Luna, and a gecko named Daphne (named after Daphne Moon!) We travel as much as possible, make homemade pizza at least once a month, and spend our free time kayaking, hiking, camping, or visiting local breweries. My biggest goal in life is to serve my community with positivity, encouragement, and authenticity.
On top of creating custom wedding stationery and other paper goods, I’ve been teaching beginners calligraphy workshops in the Buffalo area for the last few years. Nothing brings me more joy than inspiring the people around me to explore and recognize their potential. I’ve worked with hundreds of brides and grooms around the world, working hard to capture their dream invitations or other day-of wedding elements. My work has also been featured in Style Me Pretty.
Favorite Food: Homemade Pizza
Favorite Color(s): All the shades of blue and gray
Drink of Choice: Craft beer, a gin cocktail, or kombucha!
Most Likely to Binge Watch: Gilmore Girls
Biggest Dream: To travel the world and inspire others in my own community.
Favorite Side Hobby: Film photography and printmaking
Have any questions or just want to say hi? Send me a message and let’s chat!