Meet the Team

Our dedicated team here at The Modern Calligraphy Co. manage over 50 calligraphers nationwide. With Kirsten Burke at our helm, we are able to fulfil any lettering requirement for you. We provide calligraphy for branding, sampling, merchandising and live event work alongside beautiful commissioned artworks for corporate and private clients.

01243 512845

Jill Hembling

Kirsten Burke


Maisie runs our modern calligraphy workshops; as well as training and supporting all our workshop ambassadors. In this way she ensures you receive calligraphy classes that use our teaching methods, and that are delivered with knowledge and passion, wherever you are in the UK. 


Jill has a vast and varied business management background. She has used this knowledge to build and grow The Modern Calligraphy Company brand. It is her energy, drive and enthusiasm that ensures that every job is met with the highest level of skill, efficiency and professionalism.



Kirsten aims to inspire beginners, enthusiasts and professionals alike. Sharing her ideas and knowledge she encourages them all to develop their calligraphy skills and their passion for lettering. She has written a series of books which teach modern calligraphy and regularly contributes to lettering and craft magazines.



With her background in creative writing, Jess is a key part of the team and assistant to Jill.

She helps to write many articles, books and press releases on calligraphy as well updating the website.

Maisie Minett

Jessica Hunter

Our Story

In 1997, Jill Hembling & Kirsten Burke set up their business- built on their love of modern calligraphy.

Fast forward 20 years, and they’ve sold more than 10 million greeting cards, created large-scale public artworks, written five books and run 1000’s of calligraphy events for leading brands including Jo Malone, BMW and Molton Brown with their team of more than 40 calligraphers (and counting) from all over the country. 


"I hope we’ve helped inspire others to pick up a pen or a brush and to fall in love with calligraphy. 

In a fast pace world, this ancient skill, reinvented for today’s generation, has never been more popular and I feel proud and lucky to be part of this exciting and thriving industry."  Kirsten Burke

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The Old Poorhouse, Alandale Rd, Birdham, PO20 7QN, United Kingdom

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