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Joy Vanides Deneen is a calligrapher and writer. She specializes in custom calligraphy and hand engraving for brand activations, weddings and special occasions. Calligraphy is the synthesis of what she loves: art, language, and human connection.

She is a past president of La Société des calligraphes de Montréal and served as the Communications Chair for Rendez-vous, the 2019 international calligraphy conference. 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.

As a writer, Joy is a core contributor to UPPERCASE magazine. Her writing has also appeared in calligraphy journals such as Calligraph, The Edge and L’Arabesque.

Originally from California, Joy has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre from UCLA. She moved to Montreal in 2013 and lives in the Mile-End with her husband, son and rescue pup.

Services offered

  • Custom calligraphy
  • Freehand engraving
  • Onsite calligraphy and engraving
  • Invitation design
  • Menu design
  • Place cards
  • Program design


L'atelier Imagine Joy est un studio de calligraphie et design, spécialisé en papeterie personnalisée et détails écrits à la main pour les mariages et événements spéciaux. La propriétaire Joy Deneen pense que la calligraphie est la synthèse ultime de ce qu'elle aime : le langage, l'art et la connexion humaine. Elle propose des styles de calligraphie classiques et modernes, parfaits pour les mariages, les occasions spéciales et les souvenirs de famille.


Joy Deneen calligraphe, enseignante et écrivaine. Elle est actuellement présidente de la Société des calligraphes de Montréal, ainsi que l'une des rédactrices principales pour le magazine UPPERCASE et Calligrafile. Sa calligraphie a été publiée dans le magazine BETTER Homes & Gardens, Air Canda enRoute édition et Mariage Québec, ainsi que sur Style Me Pretty, Wedding Chicks, Magnolia Rouge, Paper & Ink Arts et d'autres encore. Née en Californie, elle détient un baccalauréat en arts de l'UCLA, où elle a étudié l'histoire, le design et la production du théâtre. Joy et son mari Michael ont déménagé de Los Angeles à Montréal en 2013.

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Joy dessine depuis la toute première fois qu’elle a eu la chance de tenir un crayon dans sa main, et c'est une grande amatrice de livres. Elle s’inspire de sources très variées, telles que les livres d'enfants, la littérature classique et les œuvres de Shakespeare. Pour votre mariage, elle propose :

  • Des invitations personnalisĂ©es,
  • Des menus,
  • Des marques-place,
  • Des programmes,
  • Des cartes RSVP,
  • Des save the date.
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Marius R. Married on 18/05/2014
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Within a few hours of contacting ImagineJoy Calligraphy, after finding her beautiful work through her website, we had a response for more details on our project. Joy promptly followed up with a phone call, and right from the beginning she was onto the theme of the wedding, and came up with some wonderful suggestions and solutions that suited our special day, and our budget.
Joy was extremely professional all the way, made sure to set up a contract from the start with the final price, and asked for our opinion and proof on all work before finishing it.
She developed a beautiful guest signature book with a special monogram, wrote our place cards, made both chalkboard and paper signs and even included a little special unexpected gift.
We had a wonderful experience with Joy, who made our our special day extra special, and we recommend her to anyone who is looking for a wonderful calligrapher!
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Joy's work was creative, gorgeous and embraced our quirky star trek/sci-fi nerd sides While keeping it all classy. She did invitations, photo booth signs, a glass table assignment sign, ceremony seating sign and table names. We were in love with all her work. She's a pleasure to work with and incredibly talented!
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