Find a Calligrapher

Need to find a Calligrapher?

The Australian Society of Calligraphers has compiled this list of freelance calligraphers who are members of the ASC. This is a service we provide for the general public and does not mean we endorse them over other calligraphers.
Please take note, that all business arrangements you engage in are strictly between you and your chosen calligrapher. Although members of the ASC, we take no responsibility for any issues that may arise as a result of contractual obligations between you and your chosen calligrapher.
Each calligrapher is listed with their contact details, location, qualifications and speciality. Where available a link has been provided to their website for your further viewing.

In choosing a calligrapher, we would like offer you these following suggestions:
•Contact several calligraphers, as prices, availability, style and character of workmanship may vary
• Ask to see the calligrapher’s portfolio, or ask for samples related to the type of work you want to commission and discuss the calligrapher’s background, experience, and available references
It is beneficial, when asking for a cost estimate, to have the following information ready:
• Necessary wording and any additional artwork information that is to be used
• The completion date / turnaround time
• Pickup and delivery options
• Quantities necessary for the job
• Materials you would like used, (ie; paper, ink etc) (Calligraphers will be able guide you in this choice if you are unsure)

If you are a calligrapher and a member of the ASC, who would like to be included on this list, please send your details and an example of your work by email to:

Names appear in alphabetical order

Lexie Arlington: Letterart
Location: Sydney NSW
ASC Guild Member
Diploma in Western Calligraphy (VETAB Accrd)
Certificate IV Teaching of Calligraphy (VETAB Accrd)
TAFE Certificate in Calligraphy with Distinction
Experienced freelance calligrapher & tutor since 1992
Calligraphic Speciality: Calligraphy & design service for all occasions both private and corporate. Contemporary & traditional calligraphy including certificates, invitations, book inscriptions & historical documents.
P: +61 2 9481 9737

Gemma Black
Location: Blackmans Bay, Hobart TAS
Churchill Fellow
Certificate IV Teaching of Calligraphy (VETAB Accrd)
Certificate IV Frontline Management (TAFE)
Sign Writing TAFE: most outstanding Student
30 + years as freelance calligrapher & tutor
Calligraphic Speciality: Calligraphy, text as texture & lettering artist both private & corporate.
Contemporary & traditional calligraphy, book inscriptions, historical documents & specific requests.
P: +61 3 62299727 M: 0412 688 296

Heather Courtis: Writeforu
Location: Sydney NSW
ASC Guild Member
Diploma in Western Calligraphy (VETAB Accrd)
Calligrapher and Calligraphy teacher for 20 years
Teaching Certificate IV
ASC President: 1998 – 2001
Calligraphic Speciality: 
Creative calligraphy, invitation design & personalisation, vellum,gilding.
All aspects of lettering design & execution. Passionate about “beautiful writing”.
P: +61 2 8060 1983

Vanessa Crisp
Butterfly Art & Design Studio
Location: Northern NSW & South East QLD
Shillington College graduate
Awarded Churchill Fellowship in 2001
32+ years experience as professional freelance designer and calligrapher
Commercial Art Training College: Gold Coast
TAFE Showcard & Ticketwriting teacher
Calligraphic Specialty: For private and corporate – Full graphic design services including calligraphy, logo design, stationery, vector images, signage, special occasion certificates, family trees, book covers and all other special commissions.
P:+61 2 6682 5188 M:+61 497 603 881

Marta Lett
Location: Central Coast NSW
Cert. IV in Teaching Calligraphy, Cert IV in Calligraphy, Cert IV in Training & Assessment, ASC Publicity Officer 2015-present, 24+ years as experienced freelence calligrapher and tutor.
Calligraphic Speciality: Calligraphy for any purpose, on any surface. Lettering design, logo design, illustration and medieval decorative arts, traditional to contemporary.
P: 0423 947 472

Kylie Maxwell: kyliegraphy
Location:North Ryde NSW
27 years of self taught, beautiful calligraphy
Calligraphic Speciality: Traditional styles such as Italic & Foundational, as well as modern styles.
P: +61 2 9889 2881
Photo by: Melinda Hird Photography

Megan McDonald
Location: Sydney NSW
ASC Guild Member
Diploma in Western Calligraphy (VETAB Accrd)
TAFE Certificate In Calligraphy with Distinction
17 years experience, freelance calligrapher & tutor
Calligraphic Speciality: Contemporary forms for invitations, awards, letter art & combination fine art.
P: +61 401 549 336

Julie-ann Williams: Inkspiration
Location: Sydney NSW
ASC Guild Member
Diploma in Western Calligraphy (VETAB Accrd)
Certificate IV Teaching of Calligraphy (VETAB Accrd)
Showcard and Ticketwriting Certificate IV (TAFE)
30+ years as professional calligrapher and tutor
ASC President 2004 – 2007
Calligraphic Speciality: Calligraphic design for all occassions, corporate events, weddings, invitaton & logo design, special commissions. Creative contemporary and traditional styles, including fine handwriting, illustration and artwork.
P: +61 2 9979 3556