Meet the Team


Co-Founder & CEO

Jill has a vast and varied business management background. She has used this knowledge to build and grow The Modern Calligraphy Company brand into the incredible success it is today.

It's her energy, drive, and enthusiasm that ensures that every job is met with the highest level of skill, efficiency, and professionalism.

Living by the sea, Jill spends her free time waterskiing with her kids!

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Studio Manager

Nadine keeps our workshops up to date, booking venues and tutors so that we are able to offer calligraphy classes online and in different areas of Great Britain!

In her free time, she loves long walks along the beach, and spending time with her two daughters.

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Co-founder & Creative Director

Master calligrapher and creative powerhouse, Kirsten inspires beginners, enthusiasts, and professionals alike.


Her ideas and knowledge she uses to develop the calligraphy skills and a passion for lettering in others.


She has written a series of books that teach modern calligraphy and regularly contributes to lettering and craft magazines.


Corporate Client Coordinator

Georgina looks after our corporate clients.


With a background in marketing for an international clothing brand, she brings with her a wealth of knowledge regarding customer, marketing and commercial activity.


Teaching Director

Maisie creates inspirational new workshop content and supports our team of workshop tutors.


She ensures that wherever you live you receive excellent tuition that’s delivered with passion, knowledge and clear guidance -  whether it's watercolour lettering, copperplate wedding calligraphy or anything in between!​

She runs demos on Instagram too, so for tips and tricks head over to our social account. @themoderncalligraphyco



Emily works tirelessly to ensure every workshop attendee receives their kit.


She organises the corporate workshops as well as the many classes we run online for beginner calligraphers.


Once she clocks off,  you'll find her catching a wave.


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