Nancy Sharon Collins is the country’s leading expert on engraved social stationery and principle in her eponymous company, Nancy Sharon Collins, Stationer LLC, overseeing the creation of exquisite, bespoke, hand engraved writing papers, note cards, monograms, ciphers, and ephemera. Collins authored The Complete Engraver a guide to monograms, crests, ciphers, seals, and the etiquette and history of social stationery. She’s a frequent contributor to PRINT magazine subject of popular media such as Town & Country, Garden & Gun, Veranda, Vogue magazine, The New York Times, and was Martha Stewart’s TV guest talking about engraved stationery.
Collins partners with local cultural institutions, such as Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses near her home in New Orleans’ French Quarter conducting stationery-centric classes on how to create your own monogram. She is AIGA New Orleans director of special projects and vice president of SIFT.
Mrs. Collins owned and operated the graphic design firm Nancy Feldman studio in New York City from 1978 to 2004. Clients then included Bergdorf Goodman, WaterfordWedgwood, Clinique, Prescriptives, Revlon, Charles of the Ritz, Curve fragrance, The Metropolitan Opera Shop and the Museum of Modern Art.