Alena Tsarkova - July 2021

Based in: Sydney, Australia

Medium: Brush markers and iPad


Alena (YaMogu) is a Sydney-based Graphic Designer and a self taught Handletterer/Calligrapher. Her passion for anything handwritten started form younger years, when back in Russia her mother taught her cursive writing. This passion grew stronger during her studies at University whilst she was studying a Bachelor of Visual Communication.


Overwhelmed by how much the digital era is taking over, Alena picked up the brush pen, the nib pen and started learni8ng the art of brush lettering and calligraphy. Now she is eager to pass this skill on to people who are eager to learn this art, as she believes that writing with our hands is a skill that never should be replaced by font/typeface.


Where you can find her:


Instagram: @yampogu_

You can learn brushlettering online: