by appointment only

169 Canal Street, Suite 400C, New York, NY 10013

For commissions, collaborations, coffee dates and other inquiries, please email studio@chavelli.com


Chavelli Tsui

is an award-winning designer and lettering artist based in NYC. She specializes in bringing the traditional art of calligraphy to the needs of contemporary clients. In addition to private commissions, she works with brands and businesses around the world; collaborating with the likes of Instagram, American Express, WeWork and Jimmy Choo.

Proudly from Hong Kong, she now runs her creative studio in Manhattan—in the bustling nexus of Chinatown and Nolita—and serves on the Board of Governors of the NYC calligraphy guild, Society of Scribes. Beyond letters, you’ll find her seeking inspiration from her travels, indulging in the wisdom of Kermit the Frog, and kicking ass at Tetris and Jeopardy.


Things I do:

Graphic Design
and more!

How I can help:

For Life:
Bespoke Commissions
Designs for Events
Wedding Stationery
Personalized Gifts
Vows, Poetry and Books
Workshops and Classes

For Brands:
Marketing Activations
On-site Personalization
Live Calligraphy Demonstrations
Press Events and Launch Parties
Hand-written Correspondence
Murals and Interior Graphics
Design Collaborations


Bespoke Calligrapher ・ Communication Designer ・ Process artist

I have a deep love for sumptuous materials and tasteful details, and specialize in creations that bring the beauty of the written word to lush paper and physical spaces. As a professional graphic designer, I’ve lived and worked on three continents with clients big and small; from athletes and celebrities to global brands, neighborhood restaurants and non-profits.

I strive to make each design a gorgeous piece of compelling communication; carefully considering how you and your audience are going to engage with each and every detail. I adore getting to know people, and interpreting personalities and passion into one-of-a-kind pieces.

I want the impact to be a delight to both the eyes and the heart.

When conceptualizing a project, I take a holistic approach. I don’t just consider what your eyes are going to see. I think about what your hands and fingers will touch, and how they will move as they read and anticipate what’s to come.

I’m enamored with letterforms, the history and evolution of our alphabet, and examining centuries old manuscripts. It’s a fascinating world, and I treasure each opportunity to share my love and dedication to the art of calligraphy to today’s modern world.


Select Clients:

Calligraphy papers
Blackletter on parchment | calligraphy by Chavelli www.chavelli.com

Featured in:




Society of Scribes
Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society
Friends of Calligraphy


Post-Graduate Certificate in Typeface Design
The Cooper Union, New York, New York

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Foundation Certificate in Art and Design
Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts, London, UK

Over the years I’ve sought out opportunities to study with the best calligraphers and lettering artists around the world; learning from teachers such as Sheila Waters, John Stevens, Ewan Clayton, Julian Waters, Ken Barber, Luca Barcellona, Peter Thornton, and others!


Studio Chavelli