About Angela Reed 

Writing has always been a part of my life, from writing short stories as a child to embarking on a career in journalism at the age of 19.

I was introduced to calligraphy by my art teacher at secondary school, himself a talented calligrapher.

At the time, it brought my two favourite subjects – art and English – together.

My first commission came from a family friend who was getting married and I remember receiving a Take That poster in return for writing her invitations.

Fast forward a decade or so and I started getting my calligraphy pens out more often as my friends started getting married and I was tasked with writing invitations and table place cards. This time I received wine and chocolate!

The idea of turning my creative hobby into a business popped into my head around this time, but life got in the way as I got married myself and started a family.

When I took voluntary redundancy in early 2014, after working for almost 13 years as a journalist, the idea crept back into my mind.

Creative Calligraphy was launched in May 2014 and continues to flourish (pardon the calligraphy pun) as I expand my skills and knowledge.

Aside from calligraphy, my other loves include coffee and cake, stationery, superheroes, music, swimming, reading and spending time with my family and friends.

I still like wine and chocolate, but I prefer the Foo Fighters to Take That these days!