My name is Kelsey Nishi Darling and I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Before I founded Hawaii Calligraphy in May of 2014, I owned a jewelry company called Padma & Pickles Jewelry.  I decided to try calligraphy and took Molly Jacques Skillshare class. I got totally addicted and a friend offered to host a calligraphy event for me in her boutique. We posted some of my calligraphy on social media and a few wedding vendors reached out about my work.
The rest is history!

Aside from calligraphy and sign making, my passions include gardening, ceramics and fostering abandoned domestic animals. I have two labradoodles, Padma and Penny, and three cats, Pickles, Zozo and Garfy.

I feel very grateful to be a part of Hawaii’s wedding industry. Our community is full of amazing and inspiring vendors and coordinators. I’m so excited to see what the future brings for Hawaii Calligraphy.