Calligrapher. Stationer. Dachshund enthusiast.

I'm Kenaina (pronounced Kuh-nigh-na) and I live in Perth, WA. Growing up, I never imagined that my love for stationery and vintage ephemera would continue to play such an important role in my life. After graduating rock school on the way to becoming a geologist, I took up a temp job at an arts and crafts store where we hosted a calligraphy workshop, which I attended. Immediately I fell completely in love with the pointed pen. I would practice for hours upon hours after work, flooding my desk with pages of awkward looking letterforms. Over time, I got much better at it and naturally the need to keep creating came about. Small Brown Writes was born soon after and now, I'll create for you too.


In no particular order:
1. Donuts
2. Dim Sum
3. BBQ Ribs
4. Salted caramel ice cream
5. Dachshund videos

Frequntly Asked Questions



How do you work?

Whether you are hiring me for a big or small job, all my clients are treated as equally important. I give the best I can to every project and work closely with you to deliver paper goods you'll treasure.


Do you ship overseas?

Absolutely. I work with clients worldwide who need their paper goods shipped to them. Standard and express shipping options are available.


How do I hire you?

Visit my contact page and drop me a message about your project or event. If you are local to Perth and would like to see samples of wedding work, let's chat over coffee.


Style Me Pretty

April 2019

Grey Likes Weddings

March 2019

Wedding Sparrow

October 2018

B Loved Blog

October 2018


Kenaina is a pleasure to work with. She is always very prompt and professional with her replies and was able to understand my vision perfectly. She did countless edits until the design was perfect! The process of working with her was so easy and effective. I'm very likely to recommend your services to my friends and family.

Taleah & Ryan

I just wanted to say a huge thanks for our beautiful Invites and Details card – we absolutely LOVE them. I’m so grateful to have come across your beautiful work and have you part of our special day. You’re crazy talented and I really can’t wait to see your business grow from strength to strength.

Bridgitte & Matthew

I received my invites this week and just wanted to say thank you so much! They were everything I wanted and more, you did an amazing job :) Thanks so much for bringing them to life!

Courtney & Cameron

I worked with Kenaina on my business branding. Everything was great, very organised, professional and easy. The ideas were exactly what I’d wanted and it’s all working perfectly for me now. I love my stylish new look. I got everything I paid for and a few little bonuses, which meant the world to me.


I'm over the moon with how my place cards and handwritten vows turned out. All I can say is that they're beautiful absolutely stunning. I 100% recommend Kenaina's services!!

Keshia & Christopher