Certified

Master Penman

I received my certificate as Master Penman in July 2011. I am one of nine existing Masters today and the youngest by three decades and the youngest ever to attain the title. Calligraphy is the "special sauce" to everything I create as I incorporate traditional calligraphic flourishing into the context of my fine art.

TED Talk No. 1

Why Write? Penmanship for the 21st Century

My first TEDx Talk explores the connections between the pen and how we learn, think, and carry our cultural heritage at a time when the very act of writing is being dropped from school curricula across the country.

Coors HUMAN series

Penmanship goes viral

A micro documentary, HUMAN,  sponsored by Coors Banquet featuring my work receives 2 million views in one week. This might be how you found yourself here as a huge number of people began following my work after this video.

Apple Inc.

Artist with the Apple Pencil

Apple Inc. invited my old-world techniques to the tech table when they asked me to collaborate with them on the premier of the Apple Pencil and iPadPro. I created content exclusively for Apple and attended the Apple Keynote as a demonstrator for the features of both products in San Francisco, 2015.

Speaking event

Pixar

Invited to speak to a group of Pixar animators about my creative process, my wildest dreams come true as I meet the makers of many of our childhood memories.

Featured on PBS

A Craftsman's Legacy

A Craftsman’s Legacy, in its third season on public television inspiring viewers with the power of craft and American ingenuity, will feature a profile of Denver-based master pen maker.

Ted talk No. 2

The revolution of craft

Modern American consumers want cheap goods and more, more, more. But there’s a growing revolution of craftsmen, and an appreciation for extremely well crafted, high value works made to last years, decades, and lifetimes.

online class

Fundamentals of Flourishing

After teaching calligraphy all around the world, I'm teaching my first online class: Fundamentals of Flourishing. It's the perfect place for beginners and long-time wielders of the pen. Become my student at academy.jakeweidmann.com

Finding hope in a Global pandemic

Resilience

At the start of 2020, Weidmann releases an all-new piece in his signature style using the simple but powerful tools of pen and ink.

Capturing the word "Resilience" across the page, a weathered far-reaching tree with life-giving roots becomes the symbol of growing amidst difficulty. Though as challenging as they may be, the strong winds that break across our branches will be what form the strong roots that keep us grounded.  

So, no matter what lies ahead this year, may you have joy in the happy surprises and steady resilience to meet the strong winds ahead. Strong Winds. Deep Roots. 

Collect this Limited Edition here.

COLLECT THE LATEST VERSION OF THIS ARTWORK

EXCLUSIVE RE-RELEASE

The Write Direction

Jake Weidmann

The Write Direction

$ 150

that time penmanship went viral. This video got 20+ million views in 5 days.

what's a master penman?

from gallery to home

collect + curate

this limited edition is almost gone!

collect now

Reflection of Beauty

3 pieces in stock

Online Course

The Fundamentals of Flourishing is an indispensable course for novice and professional calligraphers who want to flourish like a master.

Enroll in this course

Inspirational stories behind my work, exclusive interviews, + More

Featured articles

FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM @JakeWeidmann