Melissa is the founder and one of the instructors at Calligraphy.org where she teaches on an independent platform with personal coaching and instruction. Her first exposure to calligraphy was with Gothic hand in 1997. From there she fussed around with hand-lettering and graphic design. She earned her BFA in Painting and Drawing in 2007 from Brigham Young University in Utah and started blogging, teaching art and doing commission work. She’s since had the pleasure to take classes from masterful calligraphers like Julian Waters, Christopher Haanes, Harvest Crittenden, Mike Kecseg, Jake Weidmann, Kathy Milici and more.