Sometimes it’s not about what you write, it’s about how you write it. Linda Yoshida knows best. A full-time graphic designer, she treats calligraphy as a side job – but one she takes very seriously. A member of the Society for Calligraphy in Southern California, Yoshida has studied with master calligraphers and has taken classes and workshops to improve her skills.
“We need to be constantly learning and honing our skills in order for calligraphy to stay relevant, and to keep up with the changing times and client requests,” she explained her philosophy in an interview with The Pen Company. “I firmly believe that to be a good calligrapher, we need to study from the old masters.”
“Many practicing calligraphers are self-taught and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that, but I knew early on that if I was to be serious about the art and craft of calligraphy, I had to learn it the right way, which is from professional calligraphers,” she explains.
Indeed, if nothing else, Yoshida’s Instagram page is a testament to the hard work she puts into her calligraphy practice. “Calligraphy is a life-long learning experience,” she stresses on her personal website. We recommend you follow her learning experience online.