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 by passing down my love for writing, creating, and offering resources to help others learn this timeless craft! I believe it is NEVER too late to learn something new ❤️
You can find me on Instagram, Facebook, or Youtube to watch calligraphy videos, see behind the scenes shots, and snippets of my life as a creative entrepreneur and calligramom of 3 active boys!
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 the photo on right of many late night practice sessions on our kitchen table). I think of the phrase "beauty from ashes" because learning calligraphy has been so life giving and brought much joy to my heart.
Since then, I’ve continued my studies and enjoyed learning other traditional scripts including Engrossers, Spencerian, and Italian Hand. The learning never ends!
How I started teaching...
Soon after I went all in with practicing and diving into the calligraphy world, I decided to start a separate Instagram account (@logos_calligraphy) to document and share my progress.
Over time, I slowly grew a following of 100+k fellow calligra-enthusiasts and received requests from people who wanted to learn.
I started hosting in person workshops in December 2015 mainly in southern California, but also had opportunities to teach classes in Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, and NY/NJ. Shortly after, I began to offer my classes online. 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 5,000 students through my online courses. My favorite part of hosting online courses is 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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