Hi, I'm Michelle!

I'm a Creative Lettering Artist & Botanicals Illustrator based in Ealing, West London.

Growing up, I was always creative and enjoyed painting/anything crafty. I then somehow found myself in a career as a chemical engineer and spent nearly a decade working with big international clients. Being in a client-focused role has helped me with Willow Rose, I love getting to know each one of you and working together to bring your dreams to life!

In 2014 I taught myself calligraphy before eventually joining workshops + courses to grow my skills. I fell in love with lettering & calligraphy and am grateful to have learnt from some amazing lettering artists, including Martina Flor, Shinah Chang of Crooked Calligraphy, Shaochen Wu of Monstera Gold, Imogen Owen and more. 

As I obsessed over lettering, I naturally fell back into being creative all over again. I picked up my paintbrushes once more and went back to drawing (a lot), and I haven't stopped since. 

People usually come to me for my simple and clean aesthetic style - I have always loved the minimalist and muted look! I mainly draw inspiration from Scandinavian interiors, nature, houseplants and food. 

When I'm not being creative, you can find me running around after my toddler or running my other yoga business.

Thanks for stopping by and I cannot wait to chat about your ideas!

Michelle Khaw, Willow Rose founder. Modern Calligrapher and Botanicals Illustrator. Ealing, West London.
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