Carrie Imai

CARRIE IMAI has been teaching calligraphy and related subjects for over 35 years.  Following completion of a certificate program in graphic art and design she started a free-lance calligraphy and graphic arts business, and has worked as a calligrapher for the County of Los Angeles.   She has taught at many international calligraphy conferences, UCLA Extension, Brandes Art Institute, Hughes Aircraft, RAND Corporation, and guilds across the US, Canada and in Finland.  She is past President of the Society for Calligraphy, Los Angeles and has been the Director of the Letters California Style conference for 15 years.  She has published a book entitled “Dancin’ Pen” which is in libraries across the world.

All these ventures have brought her joy.  But in her words, “What really turns me on is seeing the light go on in a student’s eyes. Life is good.”