Hi! I'm Younghae...
I'm a classically trained left handed calligrapher, teacher, and creative entrepreneur based in Southern California.
After working in a NYC advertising agency & non-profit organization for 10+ years, I decided to pursue my passion of the arts, teaching, and officially launched Logos Calligraphy & Design in January 2016.
With a background in managing accounts, teaching seminars, overseeing college groups, helping to organize conferences and events of various sizes, I am excited to pour energy and experience into my creative business!
My mission is to keep penmanship alive and help nurture the next generation by passing down my love for calligraphy and arts by offering resources to help others learn this timeless craft! I believe it is NEVER too late to learn something new ❤️
Over the years, I've enjoyed partnering and working with various brands and companies such as Sakura, John Neal Books, Paper and Ink Arts, Dyson, Amazon, Passion Planner, Artisaire, Daniel Wellington, Royal Talens and more. If you wish to collaborate, please send me an email at [email protected] to see if we would be a good fit.
My first exposure to calligraphy was 2005 during my senior year in college. I had taken an elective Italic calligraphy class for an easy A (which I did! 😉) and still remember how therapeutic and enjoyable the class was. Little did I know it would come in full circle for me in my 30s.
In 2014, 9 years and 2 kids later, our family found ourselves in a tough transition and was temporarily living in Orlando, Florida. It was during this seemingly hopeless season when I longed to write words from Scripture to hang as visual reminders of hope around my home. A google search led me to sign up for a Copperplate calligraphy workshop with Kaye Hanna and I was instantly hooked. My husband snapped this photo of the many late night practice sessions on our kitchen table. Through calligraphy, I've learned the value of slowing down and the power of words. I think of the phrase "beauty from ashes" because it has been so life giving and brought much joy to my heart.
What is the meaning of Logos?
My husband is the one who actually suggested the word "Logos" back in 2014. “Logos” in Greek means “the Word” and in John 1:1, it describes how in the beginning was the Word (Logos) and the Word became life and the life became the light of men.
Calligraphy has been such a sweet gift from the Lord. It has been a source of healing and light during some of the darkest seasons in life. A hope and vision of Logos Calligraphy is to bring the same encouragement, hope, and beauty to others.
“For in Him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it” -1 John 1:4-5
How I started teaching...
Soon after I took my first Copperplate workshop and went all in with practicing, I decided to start a separate Instagram account (@logos_calligraphy) to document and share my progress.
Over time, I started to receive requests from people who wanted to learn and offered my first in-person workshop in December 2015. It was nerve wracking, but I also remember the JOY I felt being able to help and teach others about this beautiful craft. Over the years, I've had wonderful opportunities to teach classes in Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, and NY/NJ.
In 2016, I was invited to teach online alongside other instructors in the Modern Caligraphy Summit 2.0. Shortly after, I began to host my own online courses. Learning calligraphy can be overwhelming, so I love being able to break it down and help empower students to conquer their fears.
Since then, I’ve taught hundreds of students through my intimate workshops and over 6,000 students through my online courses. My favorite part of hosting online courses is connecting and cultivating a diverse community of students from over 35+ countries worldwide! 🌎 ❤️
New & Improved
With clearly marked guidelines, 55 degree slant line, x-height, and my signature embedded ovals ... you can now practice with intention and conquer those letters!
"Thank you so much Younghae! I've been troubled, being a rank beginner, about the size and slant of ovals for both lowercase and uppercase. Your worksheets will help me with that issue as well as with all the other letters. Someone told me that Copperplate is build on ovals and the more I learn, the more I believe that. Thanks again!" -Margaret
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