Meet the Team
Here at The Modern Calligraphy Co., our dedicated team manages over 70 calligraphers nationwide. With Kirsten Burke at our helm, we are able to fulfil any lettering requirement you can dream up!
We provide modern calligraphy for branding, sampling, merchandising, and live event work, alongside beautiful commissioned artworks for corporate and private clients.
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 wakeboarding and waterskiing with her kids!
Co-founder and Creative Director
Master calligrapher and creative powerhouse, Kirsten aims to inspire beginners, enthusiasts, and professionals alike.
Sharing her ideas and knowledge she'll encourage you to develop your calligraphy skills and passion for lettering.
She has written a series of books that teach modern calligraphy and regularly contributes to lettering and craft magazines.
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!
Catherine uses her incredible organisational skills to ensure all of our brilliant corporate events run smoothly and without a hitch!
Putting great effort into the planning and delivery of each event, Catherine tailors each one to meet the specific needs of each business - from Molton Brown to Google!
Her aim is simple: that everyone who joins one of our events has a truly memorable and uplifting experience.
A keen sewer and up-cycler, Cath is a creative through and through, with a background in fashion.
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...
Nadine is our eagle-eyed shop manager, always adding to the quality calligraphy products we offer.
Keeping the shelves stocked and the inspiration flowing, she's the one behind the scenes making sure you've got the best materials to hand when it comes to your next piece of calligraphy or lettering.
In her free time she loves long walks, making diamond art and spending time with her daughters
Content & Editorial
Alice is a highly experienced copywriter, editor and content marketer.
Capturing the dynamic, playful, passionate and professional offerings of The Modern Calligraphy Company, she works closely with Kirsten and Maisie to deliver the fantastic content our followers and customers have come to expect across all our digital platforms.
In her spare time she dotes on her kids, obsesses over Shakespeare, and knits all the things for the people she loves.
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