Kirsten Burke (Author, Illustrator) Kirsten Burke is one of the leading lettering artists working in the UK today. Maybe you've seen her vibrant creations adorning a wall at a museum, gracing a beautiful wedding invitation, or capturing the spirit of the moment on a greetings card. Kirsten Burke is the 'Master Calligrapher' for Estee Lauder luxury brands including Jo Malone, Tom Ford, Creme de la Mer, Bobby Brown, and Rolls Royce. The company has sold more than 10 million greeting cards nationwide via virtually all retail outlets and high street multiples including currently John Lewis, WH Smith and Waitrose along with leading luxury stores such as Harrods, Fenwicks and Liberty and corner shops and post offices. We also export to many other territories inc USA, Canada, South Africa and we have licensed our designs to Europe in German. Kirsten Burke Design has been commissioned to do work on behalf of 1000's of clients including: HM The Queen, President of China, The BBC, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Bankside, Grey Goose Vodka, Harley Davidson, and The Guardian. Kirsten and Jill ran their own Wedding stationery company 'Mandalay' for 10 years, winning the award for 'Best Wedding Stationery company in the UK' for 5 years (the maximum allowed) before licensing their top 20 designs to Bride and Groom Direct, the biggest personalised stationery company in the UK where 'Mandalay designs' continue to offer timeless luxury to 1000's of brides/couples every year.
If you're looking to develop your calligraphy skills, then Kirsten
Burke's Secrets of Modern Calligraphy from Bonnier Publishing is
the ideal place to start. Featuring tips, tricks and techniques,
Kirsten's easy-to-follow projects are sure to build your
calligraphy confidence. The book, which comes with pull-out
notecards to practise your skills on. * Quick Cards Made Easy *
Kirsten Burke's practical calligraphy workbook is great for beginners. Incorporating links to helpful online video tutorials, you'll also find pages for practice and pull-out postcards, handwritten by Kirsten. * Homes and Antiques *