Photo by Nikki van der Molen

Photo by Nikki van der Molen

“Julia was a pleasure to work with! She was responsive, quick, and provided me just what I wanted!”

Bethie Hungerford, founder of

About julia

I love lettering. Love it. 

I started in the creative industry in 2007 with a degree in product design, but it wasn't quite the right fit. I'd spent a few years during and after uni running a market stall selling my handmade greetings cards, which I loved, so I set out to become a greetings card designer, which led me to work for Hallmark and then for many years. During my journey as a designer I discovered illustration which I really enjoyed, but again it just didn't feel quite right.

Then I discovered hand lettering. Oh my. Something in my head clicked and I was instantly the biggest nerd buying every pen possible and filling sketchbook after sketchbook. It looked terrible. But I kept going and a few years later I'm not half bad if you listen to Instagram comments. A lesson in calligraphy in 2014 further opened my eyes to the possibilities and again I was instantly obsessed, practicing whenever I had a spare moment and constantly covered in ink.

So here I am today - making a living from creating beautiful words! I'm available for freelance lettering projects, specialising predominantly in brush and digital lettering along with modern calligraphy and a load of chalk thrown in. I am also a teacher for Quill London, teaching wonderful people Beginners Modern Calligraphy along with all kinds of other lettering and composition skills.

If you have a project that needs a giant lettering nerd who works efficiently and with top notch communication, drop me a line here:

Selected Clients:

Buzzfeed UK \ Little, Brown \ Penguin Random House \ Revolution Beauty \ Seven C3 \ Mr President \ Glamour Magazine \ In the Moment Magazine \ Dolce & Gabbana \ Caffe Nero \ Elle Style Awards 2017 \ EC One \