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.

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Jill has a vast and varied business management background. She has used this knowledge to build and grow The Modern Calligraphy Co. brand. It is Jill's energy and enthusiasm that drives the team to ensure that every job is met with the highest level of efficiency and professionalism.

Jill Hembling

Originally a fashion designer, Amanda looks after the online side of the business. Kirsten Burke now sell a vast array of products from original artwork, prints, mugs and their world famous greeting cards.

Amanda Terry

A world-renowned calligraphic artist working with leading luxury brands. As founder and creative director of The Modern Calligraphy Company she aims to inspire beginners, enthusiasts and professionals to continue to develop their calligraphy skills and their passion for lettering.

Kirsten Burke

With her background in creative writing, Jess is a key part of the team. She helps to write our calligraphy books, and manages the bookings for all our workshops and corporate events.

Jess Hunter

Maisie works under Kirsten’s wing, creating calligraphy for the vast and various jobs that come into the studio. She also runs our calligraphy workshops. Maisie has trained all our workshop teachers in the Modern Calligraphy Co teaching method, so now you can learn from us, where ever you live!

Maisie Minett

Julie loves a spreadsheet! She has been with us since we relocated to the South Coast. Her background in manufacturing and shipping means she loves looking after our accounts, invoicing, and making a list.

Julie Llewellyn

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

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