ABOUT JOY


Atelier Imagine Joy is a calligraphy and design studio, specialized in custom paper goods and hand lettered details for weddings and special occasions. 

 

Joy Deneen is a calligrapher, teacher and writer. She currently serves as president of La Société des calligraphes de Montréal and Communications Chair for Rendez-vous, the 2019 international calligraphy conference. She is also a core contributor for UPPERCASE magazine and Calligrafile.  Her calligraphy has been featured in Better Homes & Gardens, Air Canada enRoute Edition, Elegant Wedding and Mariage Québec, as well as on blogs such as Style Me Pretty, Wedding Chicks, Ruffled and 100 Layer Cake.

Joy has been drawing ever since she could hold a pencil and is a lifelong bibliophile, often pulling inspiration from her library of children’s books, classic literature and the works of Shakespeare. She finds calligraphy to be the ultimate synthesis of what she loves: language, art and human connection. 

Originally from California, Joy graduated from UCLA in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre.  She and her husband Michael moved from Los Angeles to Montréal in 2013.


NOTABLE CLIENTS

Google | Louis Vuitton | goop | Lululemon | Mont Blanc | ALDO | Guess | Marciano | Shopify | DAVIDsTEA | Royal Bank of Canada | Bombardier
Maison Ogilvy’s | Québec Cinéma (Prix Iris Awards) | St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation | L’ordre des sages-femmes du Québec | Rustique Pies | La Ferme des Quatre-Temps


AFFILIATIONS

La Société des calligraphes de Montréal
President (2017-present), International Workshops Coordinator (2013-2017),
Membership Chair (2016-2017), Vice President (2014- 2016), Arabesque Editor (2013-2015)

International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting 
Member (2014- )

Society for Calligraphy, Southern California
Member (2010-present), Calligraph Editor (2012 - 2014), Vice President (2010-2013)

CoachArt 
Mentor & Art Teacher (2008-2013)


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Horizons azur - La Société des calligraphes de Montréal - Concordia University - Spring 2018
Coins et recoins de Montréal - 
La Société des calligraphes de Montréal - Librarie Bonheur d'occasion - 2017
Ombre et lumière - La Société des calligraphes de Montréal - Galerie Mile-End - 2016
Marquer le temps  - La Société des calligraphes de Montréal - Galerie Mile-End - 2014
Beyond the Words - Society for Calligraphy - MUZEO (Anaheim, California) - 2014
Letters: An Expression of Culture - Society for Calligraphy - Chapman University Leatherby Libraries - 2012