About Me



Hi there! I'm Helen Kelly of Brisbane Hand Lettering. 

A Brisbane based letterer / graphic designer.

I grew up drawing cartoons and in primary school I fell in love with my copy of Noelene Morris's 'The Lettering Book', which I still have to this day. Throughout high school I adored calligraphy and continued to dabble while studying Fine Arts. I then turned my attention to graphic design 26 years ago & currently freelance while running BHL.

In 2015 I started up Brisbane Hand Lettering holding bi-monthly lettering meet-ups where you can come along & practice or work on your own project with other like minded lettering lovers. Some of my early attendees were asking if I could teach them the Brush Lettering technique that I was doing, and that my friend is how my workshops were born!

When I'm not working or teaching workshops, I'm hanging with my super supportive family drinking too many coffees & frequenting every gallery & roller coaster we can muster!

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Qualifications & Training:
Diploma of Fine Art – TAFE
Certificate in Visual Arts & Design – TAFE
Certificate in Ceramics – TAFE
Diploma of Graphic Design – CATC Design School
Coding for Designers – Aquent Gymnasium
‘Train Small Groups’ – National On Site Training


Past Speaker At:

The Design Kids ‘TDK Tuesdays’ Brisbane
Ladies Wine & Design – Brisbane chapter

Featured Online:
Desktop Magazine
SLQ The Edge

Clients Include:
Leah Desborough Photography
Jane Milburn – Textile Beat
KTB Design

Collaborations With:
Carys Martin Ceramics – Brush Lettering Eco Ceramic Travel Cup
Cake My Day by Jo – Brush Lettering Cookie Workshop Collab

Workshops for:
Makers Escape Montville by Ministry of Handmade
BrisStyle Inc. Craft Art Markets

Designs donated to:
The Lovewell Project Café Mt Gravatt Lookout – Window Mural
Compassion Is My Fashion – 2 x T-shirt Designs

Blue Card Holder:
I create a safe & supportive environment for young people when they participate at my ‘Tween to Teen’ workshops. Please enquire to ask your child’s age / suitability at one of my ‘Brush Lettering Basics’ workshops.