Carla Hackett

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Operating out of a beautiful shared creative space in Melbourne, Nicholson Street Studios, Carla hand-crafts lettering for a range of clients in creative industries, including architecture, food, retail, hospitality, magazines, and conferences.

After studying graphic design at university and six years’ working at some of Australia’s top agencies in Sydney, Carla escaped to Berlin to soak up some international inspiration and nurture her love of lettering and artisan design.

On returning from what she affectionately calls her “Bowie years” in Germany, Carla set up her studio with the aim of bringing a warm, unique, human element to a world dominated by digital fonts and design.

Carla loves slow food, coffee and travel, and has a worrying obsession with finding the world’s best gelati. When not laughing at cat videos on YouTube, she can be found riding her pink bicycle around the backstreets Fitzroy pointing out beautiful vintage lettering to anyone who will listen.

Her love affair with the brush has inspired her to pass on the skill by running regular brush lettering workshops all over Australia with her mentor, former showcard and ticket writer Barbara Enright. In 2016, they successfully launched an online course teaching the skill to hundreds of students around the globe.

Carla banded together with an all-girl lettering group called The Letterettes who pop up at events to create live lettering.

Check out Carla‘s recent projects


Signage // Editorial & Magazine Lettering // Advertising Campaigns // Social Media Lettering // Live Brush Lettering for Events // Murals for Cafes and Offices

Select Clients

Disney // Mimco // Bank of Melbourne // Menulog // Who Gives a Crap // Frankie Magazine // STREAT // // UniSA // Tiffany & Co. // Campaign Monitor // WIRED Japan // Vogue Girl Japan // GQ Japan // Westfield // CSR Australia // Scribe Publishing // Big Hearted Business // Sensory Lab // Eat Drink Paleo // Spotlight

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