Lucia Leyfield

​Hello! I'm a hand lettering artist, calligrapher, solver of creative problems and freelance illustrator near Bath UK. 

I love creating illustrative art with a hand lettered typography bias and work traditionally with watercolour, gouache, pen and ink...hence 'Wild Ink' ( it can sometimes get messy...!) 


I love to work on word heavy illustrations, illustrated maps, pen and ink drawings, info graphics and hand lettered diagrams. Developing bespoke and experimental hand lettering for logos is a speciality.


After completing a BA (Hons) in Creative Design Typography, I continued to develop my hand drawn lettering illustration with the Lettering and Commemorative Arts Trust, The Society of Scribes and Illuminators and The Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society. This traditional training has provided a strong foundation on which to build a versatile and adaptable style of hand drawn type.


I have applied my lettering to stone memorials and house signs as well as laser cut signage for film, TV, home decor, advertising, museums and businesses.


Clients include: Sainsbury's, BBC, ITV, Not On The High Street, Molton Brown, Yeo Valley.

2010 - present
2010 - present

I am an experienced and enthusiastic teacher and workshop leader having taught regular weekly and monthly classes in illustration and hand lettering for many years.

I teach regular all day workshops to those looking to develop new creative skills these are particularly good for corporate team building, hen parties and special birthdays. I am more than happy to create specific workshops on a theme for parties, corporate and events.

I also love doing calligraphy, handwriting and drawing demonstrations.

Current workshops include:

Illustrated Maps

How to create your own travel journal

Drawing for beginners

Hand drawn lettering

Introduction to Modern Calligraphy

Wild Ink, April Cottage, Kilcott Road, Hillesley, Wotton-Under-Edge. Gloucestershire. GL12 7RJ