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Welcome to life i design online!

What you can expect

"I designed Life i Design Online to help you explore new creative skills, from the comfort of your own home at your own pace! All classes are video based with printable resources to support you as you explore a new skill and potentially a new opportunity to work from home like I do! I hope that you join me for a class or two, and that I can help you learn what you need, to get you started living a life YOU design! " Happy Learning! Nicki
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What students are saying

  • Modern Calligraphy for Beginners

    "Great class and starting point to calligraphy. Nicki does a great job with explaining the step by step as well as giving a perspective on practical knowledge based on experience. Simple, informative and looking forward to practising the techniques."

  • Advanced Modern Calligraphy

    "Loved this class and Nicki's stylish and therapeutic vibe! I look forward to her next classes!"

  • Common Words to Master

    "So many words, and all of them beautifully crafted letter by letter. I love how Nicki shows us how to vary each letter in size and spacing, building a variety of expressions with each version of the same word."

Nicki Traikos, calligrapher, letterer, designer

  • Nicki Traikos

    Nicki Traikos

    Life I design was born out of passion to live a creative life and from a desire to design things that suited my personal taste and what I wanted to have around me. I have been a fan of calligraphy for decades and had tried modern calligraphy style lettering again and again without much luck. One day about 5 years ago, I took an online calligraphy class where I learned about the exact tools that I needed and tips to ensure success with calligraphy! Fast forward to today, I've practiced my calligraphy writing for hours at a time. Have had my entire desk covered in letters and black strokes for days. Have had my hands stained with black ink that I thought would never wash out! But... I have also sold my modern calligraphy designs, been hired by large companies to create designs for them and have been commissioned to provide quotes, poems and even tattoos in my modern calligraphy style. All this while working from home on my schedule and what suited me and my family best! For the last year and a half, I have taught many in-person workshops to people who are looking to learn modern calligraphy using a dip pen, a brush pen and even a waterbrush pen! I am grateful to inspire, teach and share everything I can to help people reach their personal goals for taking a class with me. I have also written, photographed and published online guides for those who can't take an in-person class with me to be able to learn my Modern Calligraphy style from the comfort of their home, easily, affordably and quickly! I am excited to be a part of your personal and creative journey!


  • If I'm not artistic, can I still do this class?

    Yes! You don't have to be artistic or have nice handwriting to have success with lettering! Imagine drawing sticks and circles. I teach you how to draw them and practice them over and over again. My own personal hand writing is not pretty or consistent, but my lettering is because of the way I learned it! Which is what I'll teach you!

  • Is access to the course limited?

    No. Once you enrol, you will have access to this class for life even if the course gets updated or the cost of enrolment increases.

  • Do you offer refunds?

    Yes. If you complete the course, do the recommended practice sheets and feel that you haven't learned what I promised with this course, I ask that you email me within 30 days attaching photos of all your practice sheets and the reason for your refund request, and I'll give you a full refund within 2 business days.