Me, Myself, & I
What I'm all about
Hello there, I'm Cassie Thomas, a California native with a lifelong love for all things creative and innovative. Growing up in the California Bay Area, I was fortunate enough to have access to diverse artistic and tech-centered communities. It was this unique blend of influences that set me on a path to who I am today.
I decided to pursue my artistic interests by attending the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California, where I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Motion Picture and Television. After graduation, I furthered my education at the Make-up Designory in Burbank, California, focusing on special make-up effects and character design for film and television. Following graduation, I embarked on my career as a freelance makeup artist for film, television, and print magazines. I also had the opportunity to work in the corporate sector of the cosmetics industry for companies such as theBalm Cosmetics and Japonesque Cosmetics, where I designed cosmetics and tool lines, as well as private label products for industry giants like Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom, and CVS/pharmacy.
After several exciting years in the cosmetics industry, I felt inspired to switch gears and venture into the realm of design and marketing. I began my career as a graphic designer and marketing manager for several luxury real estate brokerages. Currently, I serve as the Regional Marketing Manager and Media Buyer for The Agency, a Beverly Hills-based real estate brokerage specializing in ultra-high-net-worth luxury real estate around the world. It was during this period in my life that I discovered calligraphy as a hobby and immediately found myself immersed in a new world of design, artistry, and history.
I'm deeply involved in the world of calligraphy and letter arts. I joined IAMPETH (International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers, and Teachers of Handwriting) in 2016 and have been an active member since, with the privilege of designing the conference registration packet each year. In 2021, I joined the board of directors and spent a year as a Member-at-Large before assuming the role of Editor for the Penman's Journal, the association’s quarterly publication, which has been in circulation since 1949.
While I continue to work as a regional marketing manager and media buyer during the day, my evenings and weekends are dedicated to the art of calligraphy. I study illumination, historical hands, and the intricate world of pigments. You can also find me camping in the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains with my Silken Windhound, Arlow, taking art classes, or making reservations at my favorite restaurants.
What I do on the daily
Editor, Penman's Journal
IAMPETH (International Association of Master Penman, Engrossers, and Teachers of Handwriting)
Regional Marketing Manager/Media Buyer
The Agency Real Estate Brokerage
The cap and gown kind
Academy of Art University
Batchelor of Fine Arts
Motion Picture & Television
Associate of Arts
Master Makeup Artistry
Less Fancy Education
The just for fun kind
Annual IAMPETH Conferences
2022 - Atlanta, GA
2019 - Denver, CO
2018 - Milwaukee, WI
2016 - Portland, OR
Castle in the Air, Berkeley, CA
Introduction to Pointed Pen
Pointed Pen Flourishing
Introduction to Paper Marbling
University of Colorado
The Illuminated Manuscripts of Medieval Europe
Cool people I hang out with
International Association of Master Penman, Engrossers, and Teachers of Handwriting
Heritage Craft Assocation
Calligraphy and Letter Arts Society
Friends of Calligraphy
AWARD OF RECOGNITION
Presented by IAMPETH for services volunteered