Veron­ica Halim

Pen pal

Prestige Indonesia - - Sulwhasoo -

VERON­ICA HALIM IS a cal­lig­ra­pher, known for the ex­pres­sive, del­i­cate and graphic qual­ity of her pen­man­ship. Trained in graphic de­sign with a re­sume as a cre­ative di­rec­tor for cor­po­rate and life­style clients, Veron­ica re­ceives com­mis­sions from brands such as BMW, Chanel, Gucci, Pen­haligon and TWG. The au­thor of Cal­lig­ra­phy Styling, pub­lished by Shu­funo­tomo in Ja­pan, she holds work­shops in Ja­pan, Sin­ga­pore and Jakarta.

“I grew up with a deep love and ap­pre­ci­a­tion of art,” says Veron­ica. “I used to col­lect my aunt’s vin­tage ac­ces­sories and also my grand­par­ents’ stamps and their hand­writ­ten let­ters. After I grad­u­ated from univer­sity (the Swin­burne School of De­sign in Mel­bourne) and started my ca­reer in graphic de­sign, I re­alised that peo­ple are start­ing to write less by hand. In to­day’s world, peo­ple tend to fo­cus too much on tech­nol­ogy. It’s so easy to for­get the beauty of hand­writ­ten writ­ing. There­fore, I am al­ways in­spired when­ever I have the op­por­tu­nity to write for my friends and fam­ily. And I am even hap­pier when they write back to me. I love my job so much, and I’m do­ing my best to re­mind oth­ers that writ­ing by hand is one of the most beau­ti­ful and ther­a­peu­tic things in the world.

“Over the years, I have dis­cov­ered many new things about my­self. One of them is that I tend to be overly se­ri­ous and per­fec­tion­ist when work­ing. I have learned that per­fec­tion may not al­ways ex­ist. How­ever, it is most im­por­tant to live in the mo­ment and en­joy each process of my projects, such as se­lect­ing color pal­ettes, cre­at­ing mood boards. I think one of the most im­por­tant qual­i­ties a per­son must al­ways have is an open mind. We are able to grow only when we are open.”

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