About Chavelli

Chavelli Tsui is a designer, calligrapher and lettering artist with a shameless zest for life. She has lived and worked on three continents with clients like Manchester United and Venetian Hotels, to charming neighborhood restaurants and entrepreneurial creatives. Now living in NYC, she serves on the board of directors of the New York City calligraphy guild, Society of Scribes.

As a lifelong learner and lover of letters, she is constantly pursuing further education and experience in Type Design and Calligraphy. Beyond letters she finds inspiration in travel, the unique people she meets, street markets, paper ephemera, and Kermit the Frog. Originally from Hong Kong, Chavelli is a big fan of Spanish ham, Italian football, Dutch cheese, Brazilian music and British humour.




Linear Language
National Arts Club, New York City, November 2015

Types We Can Make & Type@Cooper
Cooper Gallery, New York City, October 2012


Society of Scribes
Type Directors Club
Association Typographique Internationale
International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting


Post-Graduate Certificate in Typeface Design (Type@Cooper)
The Cooper Union, New York City

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, United Kingdom

Plus many type, lettering and calligraphy workshops with amazing teachers such as John Stevens, Ewan Clayton, Julian Waters, Sheila Waters, Carl Rohrs, Peter Thornton, Luca Barcellona, Jake Weidmann, Pat Blair, Ken Barber and others!