Founder


P.S Studios is founded by English-Italian designer Chiara Perano-Sotnyk, who studied Illustration & Graphic Design at London College of Communication, and lives in East London with her husband.  Chiara is the author of the best selling modern calligraphy book Nib + Ink, published in March 2016 by Ebury, Penguin Random House.

With many years spent between London and the Amalfi Coast and coming from a family of restauranteurs, Chiara takes inspiration from the romance and charm of a slow, Southern Italian day dictated by seasons and mealtimes, and the artistic {raw/grit/realness} of modern city life.  She is well known for her take on hand drawn lettering with decorative illustrations and sharp design, adorning social occasions and dining tables at intimate candlelit dinners and colourful alfresco parties, working with incredible stylists and designers to create magical experiences. 

In 2011 Chiara created Lamplighter, which became one of the most sought after bespoke stationery and modern calligraphy studios in the UK, working with prestigious brands from Nike to Sothebys, Hermès and Jimmy Choo, and many VIPs. The brand has now evolved into P.S Studios incorporating an online store selling limited edition handmade products, read more on the transition here.

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Artwork, interior design and food projects on www.chiara-ps.com, and on instagram: @chiara.p.s