Jill has a vast and varied business management background. She has used this knowledge to build and grow the Kirsten Burke 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.

Kirsten studied calligraphy at post-graduate level in 1994. One of only a handful of professional calligraphers that can offer both modern styles as well as more traditional ones, her work is unique & diverse. Her awareness of design and technique sets her apart.

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.

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.

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.


Highly praised within the field of modern calligraphy, the company ‘Kirsten Burke’ is known for meeting every job with the highest level of efficiency and professionalism.

Kirsten Burke herself is best known for her vibrant, inventive lettering styles. Trained in formal calligraphy, she is one of very few modern calligraphers that can offer any style of lettering.

The ‘Kirsten Burke’ studio have worked for prestigious clients such as The Globe Theatre, Jo Malone, Rolls Royce, Estée Lauder, Clinique, Waitrose, Harley Davidson and the BBC.

Kirsten Burke and Jill Hembling set up the company in 1998 and have established it as the leading contemporary calligraphy company in the UK. The key to their success is to offer 'stand out' lettering, coupled with friendly efficiency.