Leanda Xavian is the founder and designer of The Fine Letter Co. Her journey in calligraphy began in 2013 following a long career in graphic design working for prestigious clients both in London and Athens. After starting a family in 2010, Leanda dropped a full-time career in favour of pursuing her own interests and set up her first studio, One Little Bird, designing typographic prints for the modern home. Many of her prints featured fonts that had a hand-drawn feel which inspired her to investigate learning copperplate and pointed pen calligraphy. After months of intense study, The Fine Letter Co. was born in the summer of 2015.
As well as working on client briefs for weddings, promotional events and branding, Leanda holds regular workshops teaching modern calligraphy in Surrey.
Leanda is a founding contributor on Calligrafile, the world’s largest online resource for calligraphers and hand-letterers. You can read more about Leanda in this interview conducted by Molly Suber Thorpe for Calligrafile.