Emily Gallardo is a Boston calligrapher. She has a deep fascination with the written word in all its iterations: typography, calligraphy, lettering. She worked in advertising as an art director for several years until she decided to start her own graphic design and calligraphy studio in 2003. Her calligraphy clients include Neiman Marcus, Hermes, Ralph Lauren, as well as a variety of institutions and private individuals. As a calligraphy teacher, she believes in teaching strong foundational skills and developing good practice habits to attain calligraphic mastery.