Hello and welcome!

I’m Nina Tran.  I’m a Copperplate and Spencerian script student and teacher in Los Angeles, CA.

A Bit About Me

I am a wife to a loving husband and a mother to 3 wonderful children. Although calligraphy has completely taken over my life, I always make time for long walks, reading, journaling, and gardening.

My Journey

Beautiful letters have always captivated me, but I never imagined I would be the one writing them.

My journey began with an attempt at modern calligraphy back in December 2014. After a month of frustration (scratchy nib, bleeding ink, uncooperative paper, and so many other unknowns), I nearly threw in the towel.

One day, I followed the rabbit hole on Instagram and came across a post by Ate Gail Madalag. And in that moment, I fell in love with Copperplate script. I fell in love with the structure and the rules, the shades and hairlines, the oval, and elegant lowercase letters and the majestic uppercase letters. There was no turning back!

Like so many others, my casual hobby turned into a fiery passion and obsession. While I love writing, there is nothing I love more than teaching and sharing the things that I have learned.

My Mission

My goal is to inspire you to pick up a pointed pen and to help you along your calligraphy journey by sharing my personal experiences and the tips and tricks I have picked up along the way.

I hope that you will find the answers that you seek in my blogs and videos (coming soon!) so that you can learn calligraphy with confidence, direction, and discipline.

Let’s do this!

Your Calligraphy Companion,
Nina Tran

Splitting Tines With Nina Tran

(Thanks for this interview, David!)