Rachel Yallop is a British calligrapher and lettering designer. Her love of letters stems from a lifelong passion for drawing, with her original calligraphic works exploring line, form, space, and lettering design. Rachel studied at Ravensbourne and then the Central School of Art & Design in London, gaining an MA in 1985. She has pursued a freelance career specializing in creative and expressive calligraphy for 35 years, working with design consultants handling accounts from major UK companies. For much of this time she has also taught a wide variety of calligraphic and design disciplines in art schools, at conferences, and workshops both in the UK and internationally. She has also written and designed two copperplate manuals. Rachel is a Founder Member and past Chairman of Letter Exchange and an Honoured Fellow of the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society.