702: Create For Me With Leslie Tieu

Leslie Tieu is a calligrapher and author.  In August 2015, Leslie Writes It All was born from a love of all things lettering and Create For Me With Leslie Tieucalligraphy. From her popular Instagram profile Leslie.Writes.It.All, Leslie shares video tutorials, her various art ventures, and DIY projects.  Leslie first discovered the beautiful elegance of calligraphy when planning her wedding in 2014. She was first inspired by all the beautiful wedding pointed pen calligraphy found on Instagram and dedicated her time to learning more lettering. From there, she was introduced to the world of all types of lettering, ranging from pointed pen, brush lettering, to digital lettering. She met so many amazing artists from the lettering community that both encouraged and inspired her to further develop her skills.  In 2017, she authored the lettering guide “Modern Calligraphy: A Beginner’s Guide to Pointed Pen and Brush Pen Calligraphy” in order to share with others her passion for calligraphy and lettering.

Leslie shares how she got into calligraphy work and the importance of the term “create for me.”  This helped her become more confident in herself and create her passion into a thriving career.  Check out her episode to listen to her story.


Leslie Tieu is a calligrapher and author.

Cultural Background

Leslie is of Chinese descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

Don’t ever doubt your self worth.

Don’t ever doubt your self worth.

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is looking inside at yourself and have no fear.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Leslie’s lowest point of confidence was when she was in high school.  She kept on second guessing herself, had constant self doubt and the fear of others thinking she was not cool.

The “AHA” Moment

Leslie realize she needed to “create for me” as an outlet for herself which boosted her confidence in the process.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Leslie is at peace with herself and doesn’t strive for the approval of others.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

If you want to do something, do the research, be prepared and take action.

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